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Gingermelon's embroidered animals : heirloom animal dolls to sew, embellish and treasure / Shelly Down.

By: Down, Shelly.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Pynes Hill, Exeter, England : SewandSo, an imprint of F&W Media International, Ltd, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 127 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781446307304; 1446307301.Other title: Gingermelons embroidered animals.Subject(s): Dollmaking | Soft toy making | Stuffed animals (Toys) | Animals in art | Embroidery | Handicraft | SewingDDC classification: 745.59/22 Summary: "An exquisite collection of toy sewing patterns to make stuffed animals to treasure! These stunning animal dolls are easy to sew and then embellish with simple hand embroidery stitches to beautiful effect. The dolls and their cute outfits all use small amounts of fabric, so are great for using up scraps. With step-by step instructions and full guidance on the embroidery stitches and full-size pattern pieces to trace from the page, this super-accessible book will help you make future heirlooms that will stay in the family for generations." -- Provided by publisher.
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An exquisite collection of toy sewing patterns to make stuffed animals to treasure! These stunning animal dolls are easy to sew and then embellish with simple hand embroidery stitches to beautiful effect. The dolls and their cute outfits all use small amounts of fabric, so are great for using up scraps. With step-by step instructions and full guidance on the embroidery stitches and full-size pattern pieces to trace from the page, this super-accessible book will help you make future heirlooms that will stay in the family for generations.

Includes index.

"An exquisite collection of toy sewing patterns to make stuffed animals to treasure! These stunning animal dolls are easy to sew and then embellish with simple hand embroidery stitches to beautiful effect. The dolls and their cute outfits all use small amounts of fabric, so are great for using up scraps. With step-by step instructions and full guidance on the embroidery stitches and full-size pattern pieces to trace from the page, this super-accessible book will help you make future heirlooms that will stay in the family for generations." -- Provided by publisher.

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Publishers Weekly Review

In this appealing how-to offering, Down (My Felt Doll) instructs crafters how to create tiny and whimsical fairylike animals. Every project begins with the same basic doll, which requires well under a yard of fabric (Down uses everything from cotton lawn to suede in her creations), easily sourced from any sewist's scraps. After providing a concise list of other necessary supplies (including embroidery floss, an embroidery hoop, clear-drying craft glue, and a fine point disappearing ink marker), Down shows how many cute variations that simple doll base can yield. A unicorn wearing leg warmers shares space with a deer decked out in a delicate evening dress and (faux) fur cape, a mouse in capri pants, and a nautical fox (detailed down to a tiny sailboat embroidered onto his crisp white shirt). Perhaps the most charming is "Darling Ellie," an elephant ballerina who looks surprisingly graceful in her fluff of pink tulle and satin-ribbon pointe shoes. Throughout, Down includes easy-to-follow patterns, guidance on intricate hand-embroidered accents, and encouraging words to lend confidence to beginning sewists. As such, her slim volume can add a welcome dollop of playfulness to any crafter's library. (July)

Booklist Review

This attractive guide offers sewists patterns and instructions to make 11 adorable stuffed-animal dolls. One master sewing pattern provides the same body for all of the creatures and can be made using just one fat quarter of quilting cotton. Step-by-step instructions and hand-drawn color diagrams outline exactly how to complete the construction of each part of the body. Each of the animals has a persona (floral bunny, whimsical mouse, dapper bear) and wears clothing that fits its identity. In addition to the traceable diagrams, instructions for embroidering each animal's features are detailed and include copious tips on how to achieve the pictured look. Each pattern includes a detailed list of required materials with DMC numbers listed for embroidery-floss colors. All patterns are printed actual size in the book and can also be downloaded for free as a PDF. Appealing color photographs capture the expressive faces and meticulous design Gingermelon is known for online. At once both elegant and cute, the cottage kawaii style in which these dolls are designed will have broad appeal.--Anne Heidemann Copyright 2010 Booklist