Book review: We make Dolls

EnglishYou said yes, and here it is! The first of the two books’ reviews I told you about.

Today it’s the turn of “We make Dolls“, a craft book entirely dedicated to dollmakers with their secrets & patterns to create your own creatures, learn and get inspired.

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I love dolls and stuffed things (the one I used for this photo it’s a little creature I did a while ago) so it’s always a pleasure for me to see works like these.

The book has 160 pages introduced by Jenny Doh. It’s divided into 10 sections and each one introduces a different artist. Each artist shows some of her creations for a total of 23 projects, explained with step by step tutorials, images and templates.

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My opinion on the book:

I must say that I already knew the most of the artists I saw inside and, if you’re passionate about dolls and stuffed creatures and follow their makers for long time like me, you also probably know them already.

In this case, if you had an idea to buy the book to discover artists and creations you’ve never seen before, maybe this is not the book you’re looking for.

But, if you are searching something that can inspire and guide you through tidy step by step instructions to learn how to make dolls and stuffed toys by yourself, then this can surely be a beautiful book to have – many lovely projects in different styles, materials and techniques (among other, needle-felting and embroidery).

Plus there is a section that I personally always find interesting, that’s all about “Getting Started” with all the right tools, the different types of hand stitches, professional tips, etc.

Where to buy it: Amazon.com (also available fromAmazon.it, YaY!)

As always, feel free to make me any question you would like me to answer about the book, I’ll be happy to be helpful :)

P.s. Can’t wait to review also the other book, released a few weeks ago and arrived at the “IB home” just in these days! I’m loving it a lot!!

ItalianoMi avete detto si, ed eccola! La prima delle review ai due nuovi libri di cui vi avevo parlato :)

Oggi è il turno di “We Make Dolls“, un libro interamente dedicato ai dollmakers (letteralmente “creatori di bambole”) coi loro segreti e le loro pattern per poter creare anche voi le vostre creature, imparare e trarre ispirazione.

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Amo questo tipo di bambole e cose imbottite (quella che ho usato per questa foto è una piccola creatura che ho fatto un po’ di tempo fa), quindi è sempre un piacere per me vedere lavori come questi.

Il libro ha 160 pagine con un introduzione di Jenny Doh . E’ diviso in 10 sezioni e ognuna introduce un artista differente. Ogni artista mostra alcune delle sue creazioni per un totale di 23 progetti, spiegati con tutorials passo passo, immagini e template per ricavare le sagome da tagliare.

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La mia opinione sul libro:

Devo dire che la gran parte degli artisti che ho visto nel libro non mi erano nuovi e, se siete appassionati di bambole e personaggini imbottiti e seguite i loro creatori da un bel po’ di tempo come me, è molto possibile che anche voi li conosciate già.

Se avevate quindi idea di acquistare il libro per scoprire artisti e creazioni mai viste prima, probabilmente questo non è il libro che state cercando.

Ma, se state cercando qualcosa che possa guidarvi attraverso istruzioni passo passo chiare per imparare a fare da voi questo tipo di oggetti, allora questo può sicuramente essere un ottimo acquisto – ci sono molti bei progetti realizzati in stili, materiali e tecniche differenti (tra le varie l’infeltrimento ad ago e il ricamo).

In più c’è una sezione che personalmente trovo sempre interessante, che è dedicata al “come iniziare” (Getting Started) dove si parla degli strumenti giusti, dei differenti tipi di punti fatti a mano, vari suggerimenti professionali, etc.
Il tutto è in lingua Inglese.
Dove comprarlo: Amazon.com (c’è  anche su Amazon.it, YaY!)

Come sempre, se vi passa qualche domanda per la testa sul libro, chiedete pure, sarò felice di rispondervi :)

P.s. Non vedo l’ora di recensire anche l’altro libro, uscito solo da poche settimane e arrivato fresco fresco nella “IB home” in questi giorni! Mi sta piacendo un sacco!

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