This fun project uses a mailing tube and lots of imagination. The tube is covered with fabric and unrolls to hold a sewing project. Inside resides a cute "Hussif" (sewing caddy), that holds your sewing needs - scissors, needles, ribbons, threads, etc. You'll find wonderful machine and hand embroidering techniques as well as beautiful beaded details. Imagine being the envy of your doll club with this awesome caddy!
With the popularity of Steampunk, Ms. Maddie had to keep up! Patti created elaborate costuming with beautiful beaded edgings and embellished with found objects and charms. After teaching this doll for over a year, Patti's detailed instructions are now on CD. Body and costuming included.
A mixture of Steampunk and Art Nouveau, this captivating 18" doll is wired to stand alone. The CD is loaded with step-by-step color photos to guide you through the construction. Instructions include how to wire her; draw, sculpt and color her face along with the painted figure on the bodice; create the clothing and accessories; and simple beadwork.
A beautiful 14-inch all cloth mermaid created to share all kinds of fun techniques. Easy stamping and dyeing; simple beadwork; hand embroidery are just a few of the techniques explored. There are 26 pages of instructions, full color photos and pattern templates. Enough to guarantee ease in putting her together.
24" of pure fun, this doll is embellished with simple appliqué methods and embroidery. She has a pocket to hold a friendship journey, or notes to give friends. A perfect project for young and old dollmakers alike!
Cloth Doll Inspirations DVD By Patti Medaris Culea
In her 2nd eagerly anticipated DVD, Patti Medaris Culea provides a fantastic variety of creative ideas for cloth doll makers. Working the same doll body three different ways she takes inspiration from old fabrics and lace, popular doll-making themes and childhood dreams.
More than 5 hours of detailed instructional workshops on 2 DVDS! Perfect for all skill levels and ages.
2- Disc Set • 317 Minutes • Worldwide Play
English Language Audio Track • DVD Made in the USA
Cloth Doll Inspirations
by Patti Medaris Culea [DVD Trailer]
Queen Jorinda and Her Closet
Create this unique 12" folder for holding art materials or sewing tools along with a charming 9" flat doll. There are two pairs of shoes Queen Jorinda can wear, and instead of the gold crown, make a Haku Lei. Haku, in Hawaiian, is head. The Alii (royalty) in Hawaii wore Haku Lei's instead of a traditional crown. A project for hours of imaginative fun!
Patti Medaris Culea explores and shares the world of Cloth Doll Making in this exciting new 2-Disc DVD from Studio Galli Productions. Nearly Five (5) hours of step-by-step instructions in how to make cloth dolls that are as unique and individual as you are.
DVD Highlights: Also See Video Below For Highlights!
• Drawing Flat & Dimensional Faces
• Adding Facial Features & Highlights
• Coloring with Shiva Paintstiks
• Wiring & Sculpting the Hands
• Dyeing the Doll Body & Lacey Trim
• Painting Clothes and Shoes
• Sewing the Head, Body and Hands
• Sculpting the Head and Body
• Adding Hair & Wigs
• Adding Clothes and Accessories
Bonus Doll Pattern Included.
2- Disc Set • 285 Minutes • Worldwide Play
English Audio Track • DVD Made in the USA
This 14" beauty has a simple wire armature to enable her to stand on her own. She's wearing a modern version of the clothing from the Ming Dynasty. Silk cocoons create her beautiful lantern.
Creative Cloth Doll Collection by Patti Medaris Culea
This book is a compilation of the first four of Patti's bestselling books: Creative Cloth Doll Making, Creative Cloth Doll Faces, Creative Cloth Doll Couture, and Creative Cloth Doll Beading. The incredible 304 pages are jam packed with all the basics of creating cloth figures, with step-by-step fully illustrated instruction. You'll get complete patterns to create several styles of dolls, many with interchangeable parts. The book presents methods for creating beautiful faces, hair, garments, clothing, and provides instruction in a wide variety of surface design techniques including dyeing, painting, stamping, beading, applique, hand and machine embroidery, image transfers, using Tyvek, and more. For further inspiration, you'll love the gallery of doll designs by other leading doll artists, all made using the patterns from the book.
Cloth Doll Workshop
From the Beginning and Beyond with Doll Masters elinor peace bailey, Patti Medaris Culea and Barbara Willis
Each of these leading doll artists has her own distinct approach to the design and development of a cloth figure. In this book, each artist's process will come alive through their choice of fabrics, sketches, simple patterns, and skill-building variations. No matter what experience level you are, you’ll find unique variations and embellishments to get your creative juices flowing. Two introductory chapters cover basic materials and techniques. Each artist's chapter includes step by step illustrations, instructions, and patterns to make a complete doll, plus variations that create completely new figures. Readers are treated to full color photography and a look inside of each artist's workspace. A gallery of additional creations by each artist, along with commentary on each work completes the collection. This is a must-have book for any aspiring or experienced doll maker.
Fantasy Film, lace and organza form the wings of this gorgeous 14” Friendship Fairy. Fabric collage creates the shoes and the wishing bag that is full of wishes to be shared with family and friends. 24 pages of detailed instructions will guide you through all the wonderful construction details.
Patti’s Stargazy Fairy Fan
You’ll be exploring free motion machine work, crazy patchwork, coloring of
faces and bodies, appliqué, simple beadwork and more in this fun project for
a 10” fabric fan with fanciful fairies that have interchangeable clothes.
Pattern includes detailed instructions and a photo showing the back of the
Separate hands and feet make this 24" doll easy to wire and fill with
stuffing. Face drawing, sculpting and coloring instructions are included in
This wonderful 18" sewing caddy not only has pockets on the outside to hold
sewing accessories but it comes apart to reveal an inside container with a
beautiful pincushion and needle holder. Pattern includes detailed
instructions for sculpting and coloring the face and body.
Little Star Pincushion
Practice making wonderful faces on this 4” pincushion and 9” sewing folder that has two layers of pockets for holding your sewing needs. Perfect to make as gifts, to sell or keep!
Jiliana Face Stamp
This beautiful stamp is perfect for a 16”-18” flat faced doll, or perhaps a quilt or wearable project.
This 5” mermaid stamp can be made into a tag, or used for ATCs, postcards, suface embellishment, scrapbooks and more.
Dominique & Lesley
Two different arm and legs will give you many creative options for constructing these gorgeous 16" jointed dolls.
The pattern for this exquisite 18" doll explores direct dyeing of the body, dyeing silks, stamping on cotton and silk and simple bead and ribbon work. A color chart and close up photo of her beautiful face is included.
Once dressed as a hippy, this doll has been updated and reduced down from 22" to 18". You'll learn free form embroidery techniques to create surface design on her clothing. Quick and easy folded flowers complete her look.
Volume 2 in the techniques journal is ready! This is actually the first page for your Tome. Various photo transfer techniques are discussed along with adding "windows" to frame your photo's. A pocket doll emerges wearing some smaller "windows".
#4 – Painting and Stamping
Volume 4 From the sea to the earth, this pattern takes you through a fun journey of painting and stamping.
Side one creates a mermaid sitting on a rock holding a shell. The pocket doll emerges again, only this time she's a wee mermaid. A template is provided for the mermaid scene.
Side two is more earthy, freer. Doilies, lace, trim, textured fabrics are stitched onto fabric then painted. More stitching is done to create your scene.