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Purely Primitive Dolls: How To Make Simple, Old-Fashioned Dolls

Create one-of-a-kind dolls in a primitive folk-art style for unique gifts and home décor. These primitive weathered and worn character dolls will inspire you to make your own. Tips from an accomplished folk artist on how to design a unique primitive doll and how to translate that design into a finished creationTechniques for "grunging" to give new materials an antique lookDetailed instructions and step-by-step photos for every step of the process, including creative ideas for hair, clothes, and accessoriesIncludes a gallery of the author's own popular creations

Paperback: 112 pages

Publisher: Stackpole Books (July 15, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0811713512

ISBN-13: 978-0811713511

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches

Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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I have been a doll-maker and collector for almost 50 years .. and "purely primitive DOLLS" by Barb Moore is absolutely the best-written, most informative of any instructions I have ever come across. Easy to read, easy to understand, easy to follow! Barb Moore has shared a wealth of doll-making talent with us. Her book overflows with inspiration and photos, ideas, tips, instruction. It is much like having her right there with you every step of the way on your 'doll-making journey'. She has touched on every aspect of doll-making .. designing, fabric, cutting and sewing, unique ways of aging your doll to look as if it is a hundred years old or more. Great advice on stuffing dolls, creating adorable faces, dressing them, hair techniques and even making primitive-looking accessories to give each doll a special character .. to 'bring them to life'. Each of Barb Moore's dolls have a character of their own .. all will make you smile and just want to hug them!I HIGHLY recommend that if you are a dollmaker, new or old, or just have one 'dancing in your heart' and you wish to make a PURELY PRIMITIVE DOLL .. you definitely want to own this incredibly wonderful book!REVIEW BY:FRANNIE STEVENS-MESHORER

Such a WONDERFUL book!! A true PRIMITIVE ARTIST! Barb shares all her creative how-to's. If you've never made a doll before, you will want to! I've been a doll maker for over 30 years and this book is the best I've ever found! Thank you Barb for sharing all your creative ways! A+++

I was so disappointed when I received the book. The author has a few good tips about making primatives, but not many. The way she prepares fabric to make the dolls is tedious and unnecessary. She normally uses buttons for the eyes, but some embroidery would be nice. The dolls don't have that endiring and quaint look of most prims. The only doll I like is on the cover, but any knowledge is helpful and I'm glad I purchased the book.

I really enjoyed this book, even though it is geared toward people with no sewing or dollmaking experience. As an experienced dollmaker, I was interested in the specific techniques in making primitive dolls, and I was not disappointed. The author gave lots of information and examples, and explained all the techniques thoroughly.

Purely Primitive Dolls is a great instructional tool for creating old-fashioned dolls. The instructions are clear and accompanied by crisp and plentiful photographs. The narrative is upbeat and encouraging. The author makes plenty of suggestions for putting your own touches on your creations.

I really like the layout of this book. Hopefully I'll be able to make a primitive doll with the help of this book. I already have the desire to make a primitive doll and this book makes me excited about giving it a try. Instructions seem pretty clear and simple to me.

Hard to find "How to" for primitive dolls that aren't sickeningly sweet sappy or filled with stylized patterns. This is truly a primitive doll book with great photos, instructions and ideas.

Being new to doll making , i am dissapointed with this book. Very limited instrictions , and not a single pattern! The author doesn't "believe" in giving her readers a pattern, just vague ideas. She is very talented AND has made a lot of money from her craft. Yet won't help the people who spend their cash to accomplish their goals.

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