Patti Medaris Culea has a full-line of cloth-doll patterns and her work has appeared in books, magazines and galleries. Laura Jean McCabe is a self-taught bead weaver and exhibits her work internationally. Anne Hesse has been commissioned to create original dolls for television and film, and has twice been invited to participate in the White House Christmas Collection of American artists.
A single design of cloth doll is the foundation for the rather wonderful embellished and beaded creations by several artists in this book by Cuela "(Creative Cloth Doll Making)", dollmaker Anne Hesse, and bead weaver Laura McCabe. Not a toy, the doll is a voluptuous fantasy creature with many personas and elaborate beaded costumes. Instructions are for doll construction and beading onlyycostumes are left to the crafter. This unusual source of ideas for dollmakers and collectors is recommended for public library crafts collections. "-Library Journal Jun. '07"