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Techniques for Making Doll Shoes by [Simpanen, Tarja]
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Length: 312 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English
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This book collects and organizes information on various techniques for making doll shoes that I have discovered, experimented with and developed further in the past 15 years or so. The techniques presented in this book vary from easy and quick, such as the basic sole structure, to difficult and time consuming, such as resin casting. Chapters 1–4 present some tools and materials, chapters 5–6 explain different casting methods and how to make foot lasts of a doll's feet, chapters 7–9 introduce different ways of making soles and heels for shoes, chapters 10–11 describe making uppers for different kinds of shoes, and chapter 12 lists some references.

The book is based on my Fashion Doll Shoes blog, but discusses the processes in more detail and in a more organized manner. It may be difficult to quickly find specific information in the blog without searching through several years worth of blog posts. Furthermore, the blog posts describe the experimentation stages, whereas the techniques described in this book are the best methods I have discovered and developed to date.

There are a lot of pictures of finished shoes to show what can be done and to give you some ideas to use as a starting point for your own designs. At nearly 300 pages, this book features over 300 color photos and 40,000 words of informative text.

The techniques described in this book and the shoes made using these techniques are meant for adult collectors (ages 14 years and over).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 20504 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Tarja Simpanen (17 March 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #294,970 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for your doll crafting library. 1 April 2015
By L - Published on
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This book is fantastic! I highly recommend it for the nuts and bolts of making doll shoes. Tarja has excellent writing skills. When I read and look at the photos, even more ideas come to mind because she explains the why and how so well. This is a coveted book I will keep in my reference library for lots of instruction and inspiration. I have been making my own doll shoes over the years and have learned how to make them because of Tarja's tutorials on Flickr and her blog. I have learned how to make high heel shoes for my Sybarite dolls. It is so satisfying, not easy, but loads of fun to do! I am using the book currently to refresh my memory of the how tos and to try new techniques that I was afraid to try before. There are simple to advanced techniques in this book so I can keep referring back to move into more complicated shoe making.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good for beginners and anyone interested in making doll shoes 25 July 2015
By Dizeyner - Published on
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It is really hard to find books on how to make doll shoes. especially if you want to make fashion doll shoes not baby doll shoes. this one is great and you will find every kind of doll represented from flat baby doll to high heeled sybarite.

While the book shoes a variety of ways shoes can be made and the details are very very good I would have loved to see a few step by step projects or maybe links to videos.

I think there is plenty to work with here. but I would feel more competent with a lesson in say how to make a pair of leather shoes with a stiletto heel. lol.

But seriously, I haven't found anything else out there that gives advice and shows pics in addition to explaining tons of things like this book does.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! 12 June 2016
By Jackie - Published on
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Great book for crafting folks who love to make tiny things. Very informative and great photo details. I recommend it to anyone who loves to make their own doll shoes.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for shoes and other craft techniques 11 July 2015
By Denise Werner-hansen - Published on
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Love all the different techniques plus explanations she uses to make shoes.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 17 June 2015
By Shigglemop - Published on
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Wonderful details for making professional looking doll shoes.

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