Create a gorgeous range of cloth dolls with their own individual characters with a little help from expert Brenda Brightmore. There are 15 dolls included in this super book...The book contains full instructions and patterns for each doll, including all their clothes from undergarments to shoes, along with matching accessories to complete the outfit. Their expressive faces make these dolls particularly charming and ach doll has a real personality from a cheeky schoolboy to an anxious evacuee. Brenda includes plenty of guidance to help the reader...The dolls are ideal for both children and collectors and this book offers endless possibilities for making character dolls.
* SEWING WORLD *
Brenda has been making cloth dolls since she was a child and now makes them for her granddaughter. She is totally self-taught and today her dolls are collected worldwide. The dolls in this book are calico dolls, covered needlesculpture dolls or pure needlesculpture...There are 15 dolls to make in the book, which includes full instructions, complete patterns and step-by-step line drawings.
* Sew Today *
Here's a book that's an absolute 'must have' for any machine knitter who lies making dolls. Brenda Brightmore has been making cloth dolls since she was a child. She now not only makes them for her grandchildren but also produces a range of exquisite limited edition dolls that are found in collections worldwide. Her subjects range from two poignant evacuees to flapper dolls with 'attitude', and from cute babies to cheeky youngsters - all reflecting her humour, skill and experience. Brenda's creations are exclusively her own and based on ideas she has developed, tried and tested over many years.
Cloth Dolls brings together a range of Brenda's dolls complete with patterns and numerous step-by-step line drawings. As every process is shown in detail from cutting patterns to painting faces, you can transfer the diagrams on to a charting device then knit your own fabric and make your own doll. Brenda's experience in adult education ensures that even absolute beginners will be able to create their own special Brenda Brightmore doll. Brenda is a member of the British Doll Artists Association and her attention to detail is so exquisite that designers will be inspired. It's admirable that Brenda has passed on so many trade secrets to help and inspire others.
* Machine Knitting Monthly *