New Release! Fanciful Cloth Dolls … and a Giveaway!

Our latest doll-making book, Fanciful Cloth Dolls, is more than a book filled to the brim with inspiration — which it is!   It is also a step-by-step visual guide that takes you from the tip of the nose to curly toes!

Fanciful Cloth Dolls by Terese Cato for C&T Publishing

We asked the author, Terese Cato, a popular and sought-after dollmaking teacher to share a few words about her new book with you!

Fanciful Cloth Dolls by Terese Cato for C&T Publishing

“I started working on designs for the book before my last book, Make Cloth Dolls was printed. I had so many ideas in my head and many of them were pushing to get out. I get an idea and then work out all the details in my head. When I can see the finished project clearly in my mind I start sewing.”

Fanciful Cloth Dolls by Terese Cato for C&T Publishing

“The Tooth Fairy was stuck in my head for almost 2 years before I made her. She was the first doll I made and she sat on a shelf overseeing the rest of the characters as they came to life.”

Fanciful Cloth Dolls by Terese Cato for C&T Publishing

“I completed all the designs first and then sat down to write the book. As it turned out, the book was just too large and 4 chapters were cut. The most difficult part of writing this book was deciding which projects to cut.”

Fanciful Cloth Dolls by Terese Cato for C&T Publishing

“The Tooth Fairy just kept smiling as she sat on the shelf looking down at my worktable. She knew how much I liked her and her place in this book was safe – especially since she was to be my cover model!”

The giveaway – To enter to win a copy of  Fanciful Cloth Dolls, leave a comment here telling us if you are a doll maker of any kind! Deadline to enter is 01/28/13.  The winner will be drawn at random from the comments section and will be notified by email. Our winner’s name will also be listed here as an update to this post. *Note: Only entrants with U.S addresses are eligible to win this book. Winners with addresses outside the U.S. will win the e-book version!

1/29/13 UPDATE: Jean G is our winner – Congratulations!

 

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33 Comments

  1. KacieJ
    Posted January 29, 2013 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    Have made two dolls and would love to make more. Especially these! Inspiring!

  2. Barbara G
    Posted January 28, 2013 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t made a doll in years and think it’s time I got back into it. LOVE the book!

  3. Lydia
    Posted January 28, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    I love making dolls of all kinds. The current doll I’m working on is a crocheted cat with a variety of different outfits. I’d love to win this book!

  4. Laura M in Washington :)
    Posted January 27, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    I have made a few basic rag dolls in the past for gifts to young children in the family but have never made anything as extraordinary as the ones pictured here! These are excellent works of art!!! If I were to win I would want their to be a second winner drawn that the book might be sent to them instead of me as I would not be able to do justice to it, but would wish that the one who wins would be so gracious as to make one for me and I then would truly be the greatest winner as to have the benefit of the book be in the hands of one who would be best suited for it and that I would be also in benifit with the one made for me! Any case good luck to those that are entering and congratulations to the authors for this beautiful book and best wishes for the success of this book!

  5. Jolene Shindler
    Posted January 27, 2013 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    I would love to win this book. I have a new grand baby on the way and would love to learn this artists technique ! Good luck everyone!

  6. Susan
    Posted January 26, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    I made Amish dolls for my daughters many years ago. I would love to make some of these dolls for my granddaughters!!

  7. Janice Beverdam
    Posted January 26, 2013 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    I have been making cloth doll for a short time now, but I just love it and want to learn more. Thanks Janice

  8. Pam S
    Posted January 26, 2013 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    These dolls are delightful! I love making cloth dolls and this book would provide great inspiration!

  9. Posted January 25, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    I am a quilter and have found that doll makering is alo something that I like to do

  10. Terri Drake
    Posted January 25, 2013 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    Love the dolls! Making dolls is so relaxing and I love watching as they come to life. I may start out with an idea but that usually gets changed as the fabric, and thought process, usually changes along the way until, in the end, it is the “doll” that has told me how it wishes to look.

    Thanks for sharing news of the new book and for the opportunity to win it.

  11. Posted January 25, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    I have created some basic muslin dolls but nothing as beautiful as the ones shared with this book. Thay are gorgeious and I’d love to try a couole of them out.
    Jane

  12. Posted January 25, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    I love the whimsical look of these dolls. I’d love to be able to create my own…

  13. Rebecca
    Posted January 25, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    I made cloth dolls many years ago and would love to start again with these.

  14. lynn
    Posted January 25, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    not ‘doll’s – but dogs and cats! does that count?

  15. Judi Sticklen
    Posted January 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Love the dolls. As a dollmaker, I appreciate good patterns. Really love the faces, great work.

  16. Dennis
    Posted January 25, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    I have made several dolls but none like yours so I would love the win this book to learn more about making dolls. Thank you for a chance.

  17. Judy B
    Posted January 25, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    Oh my those dolls are fantastic! I would love to learn how to make them. Thank you for the chance to win the book.

  18. Posted January 25, 2013 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    I have been making rag dolls since 1986. It first started with rag bunnies, then went to Raggedy Andy and then to Annie. All of a sudden more doll patterns appeared and I was in Heaven! Your dolls are awesomw! I have never seen anything like them. I would love to purchase the book. How do I go about doingg that? I doubt I’ll win, so tell me how to order it. I want it today!!!

  19. Linda Fleming
    Posted January 25, 2013 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    Many years ago I made cloth dolls for two nieces…

  20. Deborah
    Posted January 25, 2013 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    I have made dolls in the past, but not like these. I would love to learn how to make these. Very inspiring!

  21. Posted January 25, 2013 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    I keep saying I want to make one but haven’t taken the plunge yet
    Thanks for the give away

  22. Posted January 25, 2013 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    I’ve been a doll maker since I was a little girl, and that was a long time ago.

  23. Posted January 25, 2013 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    I have made several cloth sculpted dolls in the past. It is funny that I was just the other day saying to myself that I should make another one! This book might just be the jump start I’d need to get going on another one! Thanks for having such fun prizes. :D

  24. Posted January 25, 2013 at 5:09 am | Permalink

    What an adorable collection of dolls! I haven’t made a doll in YEARS, but this collection is inspiring. I wonder if I could ever really pull off such an elaborate doll? Hhhhmmmm.

  25. Ruth B
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    I have made dolls for my grandgirls and they love them! The ones I’ve made are primitive compared to these. Love the little fingers with nail polish! Very oo-la-la!

  26. Renee G
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    I have never made a doll — but after seeing these I would love to give it a try.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

  27. Posted January 24, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Well, since you are drawing on my b’day, I must enter! Have enjoyed making dolls but not done any in a good while!

  28. Jean G
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    I made a rag doll a looong time ago. Making another is my to do list. I have her first book and would love to get this one also.

  29. Susan
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    I’m not a doll maker yet, but after seeing the pictures of the dolls in this new book, I want to make a doll! Beautiful book!

  30. Marion Stuart
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    I love all the dolls you’ve made. I’ve only made a couple but love to see what others do.

  31. Posted January 24, 2013 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    I have made dolls in the past, mostly for when my children were young.

  32. Maria do Carmo
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    Já fiz algumas mas,não sou fabricante e nem tão lindas e elaboradas assim.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

  33. Becky in VA
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    With inspiration from this book, I might become a doll maker!

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