Dolls that dance, dolls that protect, dolls that charm: these beautiful gourd dolls to that and more. Ginger and Jim have done it again! They pay tribute to an ancient craft in a volume both inspirational and instructional. It's packed with images of dolls from different cultures and eras, filled with testimonials from the most creative artists working today, and brimming with advice and irresistible projects. Summit and Widess explain how to choose a gourd, mold one as it's growing, clean it properly and safely, pyrograph and sculpt faces, create movable joints, and make such creatures as a simple Stump Doll, beaded Zulu doll, endearing Hobgoblin, and stacked Mother and Daughter dolls.
224 pages, all in color. Hardcover. Preorder now. Shipping in June.
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