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The definitive book on what collectors need to know about the care of the bisque dolls of French and German origin. Beginning with identification and the features of both the antique and reproductions of the antique bisque dolls, Caruso discusses doll repair, eye repair, wig care, making cloth bodies, doll costuming and accessories. The author takes a realistic approach to doll repair-that which allows dolls to be restored to realistic standards but which does no harm to the doll. Clear step-by-step instructions for stringing dolls, setting eyes, styling wigs and much more, this book should be in the library of every collector who owns a bisque doll. 150 color plus 150 black/white photos. 176 pages.
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This reference book will be invaluable to anyone who owns bisque dolls. The information about handling dolls, and how to style wigs applies to modern dolls as well as antiques. Step-by-step directions, including photographs, on how to restring a ball jointed composition body, how to set eyes and make eye repairs, how to replace broken fingers, how to mend leather bodies, and how to cover damaged bodies, and much more, are easy to follow. The author believes that doing what is in the doll's best interest is most important: to never make irreversible or incorrect repairs.About the Author:
Education-Bachelor of Science, Mundelein College, Chicago, IL Positions held-Medical Research, Loyola University, 3 years; Teacher, Jr. High Math and Science, Chicago Diocese, 10 years Awards-Illinois Junior Academy of Science Chairmen's Award, 1997 Memberships-past member, Illinois Science Teachers Association; past member, Minnesota Quilters Association; United Federation of Doll Clubs; Madame Alexander Collectors Club; Doll Artisan Guild Activities-Diocesan Science Curriculum Committee Member; Science Teachers' Newsletter; Science Teacher In-Service Workshop Presenter; Volunteer Math Tutor; Volunteer Akron Historical Society; Co-Founder/Chairman, Akron Doll Show Owner-Doll Works, Doll Shop and Hospital, Stow, OH Hobbies-Travel, Antiquing, Reading, Gardening, Old House Restoration, Study of Anthropology
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Book Description Hobby House Press, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. oversized soft back book New [ w]. Seller Inventory # 042514003
Book Description Hobby House Pr Inc, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0875885454
Book Description Hobby House Pr Inc, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110875885454