Doll Making 101: Gathering Tools For Beginner

Mary Konovalova, Crafty Dwarf - toy maker and tankard clinker

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10 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. On This Course and Me

      1:14
    • 2. On Your Project: Building Workspace

      1:07
    • 3. Tools For Sketching

      2:12
    • 4. Tools For Sculpting

      2:27
    • 5. Tools for Working With Fabric And Stuffing

      1:42
    • 6. Tools For Teddy Making

      1:14
    • 7. Tools For Painting, Toning and Finishing

      1:20
    • 8. Gathering & Shopping

      1:26
    • 9. Admiring

      1:03
    • 10. Final Thoughts

      1:03

About This Class

Are you a brand-new doll or teddy toys maker? Or are you going to make your first doll right away? I bet you want to have all your tools as cheap as possible, and there's a lot of ways to get everything you need and of acceptable quality for low price and even for free!

You'll learn:

  • what tools do you need to work with fabrics (mohair, plush, etc.), stuffing, joints and different types of clay, which are the most common materials for dollmaking
  • how can you substitute pricey professional tools with commonplace analogs
  • how to find most of your tools at home and where to buy those that aren't common
  • how to craft tools like awl by yourself

Advanced doll and toy makers probably won't find anything useful in this short course and I'm feeling a little bit sorry about that.