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Tip: Use upholstery thread for stringing arms and legs.
CLOTH DOLL Spring 1984 (v.2#3) pg. 15

Tip: Use circles of plastic needlework canvas to attach a doll's arms and legs.
CLOTH DOLL Spring 1984 (v.2#3) pg. 16

Basic instructions for jointing a cloth doll using metal shank buttons. Includes instructions on how to turn unjointed cloth-doll patterns into jointed ones.
CLOTH DOLL Summer 1984 (v.2#4) pg. 30

Tip: Use macrame choker cord or waxed dental floss for stringing doll's arms and legs.
CLOTH DOLL Fall 1985 (v.4#1) pg. 39

Tips on a method for making the arms of cloth dolls more lifelike.
CLOTH DOLL Fall 1985 (v.4#1) pg. 39

How to make flanged joints for jointed dolls and plush animals.
CLOTH DOLL Fall-Winter 1987 (v.5#4) pg. 36

Tip for making a nice vee when stitching fingers.
CLOTH DOLL Fall-Winter 1987 (v.5#4) pg. 37

How to alter a cloth-doll pattern to create a soled foot without having two extra pattern pieces.
CLOTH DOLL Summer 1988 (v.6#2) pg. 34

Hands that can hold. How to modify the hand pattern for any cloth doll with mitt hands so that fingers are separated. Pipe cleaners inside the fingers allow the hands to be posed.
CLOTH DOLL Spring 1989 (v.6#4) pg. 36

How to make and use a hand board to form wire armatures for flexible doll hands.
CLOTH DOLL Fall 1989 (v.7#2) pg. 34

A plastic joint technique for use in cloth dollmaking that avoids the necessity to push the joint stem through packed fiberfill.
CLOTH DOLL Fall 1989 (v.7#2) pg. 40

Tip on using buckram instead of cardboard to stiffen soles of shoes or feet of dolls.
CLOTH DOLL Spring-Summer 1990 (v.7#4) pg. 40

Hands in soft sculpture. Method uses a wire armature that is wrapped with yarn and batting and then covered with nylon. Tips explain how to simulate realistic palms and knuckles.
CLOTH DOLL Oct-Dec 1991 (v.8#4) pg. 28

Dorit's needle-sculpting methods. Part 4. Ears and hands.
CLOTH DOLL Fall 1992 (v.9#2) pg. 6

Making doll hands with detailed fingers. Techniques for making a pattern by photocopying human hands.
CLOTH DOLL Spring 1997 (v.12#2) pg. 32

Renaissance Angel. An 18" tall doll made from muslin. Details of hair, features and body are sewn using trapunto technique and then painted with acrylic paints. Intermediate skill level.
CLOTH DOLL Nov 1999 (v.13#4) pg. 9, Cover, Insert

Needle, tube and thread method for making and turning the tiny fingers of a small doll's hand.
CLOTH DOLL Nov 1999 (v.13#4) pg. 15

Tip for creating life-like hands on soft-sculpture dolls.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1983 (v.3#2) pg. 41