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Needle Felting Dolls: A complete course in sculpting figures (Paperback)
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From the authors of Needle Felting for Beginners, BEST CRAFT BOOK in The Craft Business Awards 2021, join the Woolly Felters on another needle felting adventure.
"A top resource for needle felting and a wonderful addition to any crafts collection."Library Journal Starred Review
The Woolly Felters – Roz Dace and Judy Balchin – bring you another fun-packed needle felting book, this time with dolls that are vibrant, quirky and full of character!
- Learn how to sculpt fairies, kawaii characters, the British Royal Family, and even yourself or your friends!
- There are 10 varied projects, each with needle felted clothing, hair, accessories and even props such as spectacles, a toy rabbit, and an armchair!
- Roz and Judy familiarize you with the basic doll, then teach you how to create an inner core, work with a partial or full armature, and use both wet felting and dry felting.
- They also give practical ideas for designing your own dolls and include an accessible 'help me' section for reference – they've thought of it all!
Learn how to create realistic figures or more exaggerated caricatures as well as how to capture personality through your choice of features, hairstyle, embellishments and pose! Enjoy mastering such a captivating craft under the expert instruction of award-winning authors.
About the Author
From an early age Roz has loved creative writing, drawing, painting and all crafts. Following time spent in Paris, where she learnt French at L’Alliance Francaise, she started her career in television and in the media before joining Search Press, where she enjoyed many years as Editorial Director commissioning practical art and craft books for international markets. Now retired, she continues to work with Search Press as a Consultant Editor. Roz lives near Maidstone, Kent.
Judy Balchin studied art at Cardiff College of Art. Following this, she specialized in graphic design at Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone. After working as a graphics assistant at the BBC Television Centre, she joined Adverkit International Ltd as a lettering artist. This began her love affair with letters, producing book jackets, logos and television titles over many years. During this time, she also became involved in the craft world. She has appeared on television, worked as a craft demonstrator, designed craft kits and run workshops. She has produced more than twenty books on various crafts and is the author of many articles for craft magazines. Judy lives in Maidstone, Kent.
"UK-based sisters Dace and Balchin (coauthors of the award-winning Needle Felting for Beginners: How To Sculpt with Wool) offer a history of dolls and needle felting, which transforms wool into 3D objects by using a barbed needle. The crafters’ book describes the different types of wool readers can use and where to find it, and they explain how to use the necessary tools. Both experienced needle felt dollmakers and those who may be exploring this as a new hobby will find the step-by-step directions with photos easy to follow. The book includes 10 projects—ranging from sculpted fairies to customized figures—each with illustrated step-by-step instructions. There’s also a “Help Me” reference section.VERDICT A top resource for needle felting and a wonderful addition to any crafts collection.