Materials & equipment
Making heads and faces
5. Moon Flower
Jan Horrox's career began in 1973 when she gained a Diploma in Fashion/Textile Design from North East London Polytechnic (now the University of East London). She went on to establish her own range of fashion knitwear, which she designed and manufactured supplying to high-end stores as well as independent retailers in the US, UK and Japan. Jan has taught knitwear and textiles part-time at various colleges in the UK.
In 2004 she founded Jan Horrox Cloth Dolls, and currently supplies cloth doll requirements, patterns and workshops as well as blog tutorials and advice from her website www.janhorrox.co.uk. Jan's work is exhibited throughout the UK, where she lives and works between London and Glastonbury.
Thorough step by step instructions to make six colourful character dolls including Titania and Morwenna, a fairy, nymph, mermaid and steampunk doll with some alternatives too. You'll find detailed instructions to make each doll plus equally detailed instructions on basic techniques and advice on fabrics and tools. Use a wide range of fabrics to make beautiful dolls. Fabulous close ups of the dolls and techniques used to sculpt the face and body. Some of the dolls are jointed. The doll pattern pieces are full size.
If you do not own the previously published books, this is a great book on doll making. A stunning book with great photos and instructions. Take your doll making into an art form with Jan's methods.* www.karenplatt.co.uk *
With six step-by-step projects and ideas for many more, this practical guide is for those new to doll making as well as more experienced crafters. Ideal for using up scraps and oddments, the dolls are east to make with step-by-step instructions. Full-size templates for all the body pieces are supplied at the back of the book.* Machine Knitting Monthly *