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9780875886732

All About Doll Repair & Care: A Guide to Restoring Well-Loved Dolls

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  • ISBN13:

    9780875886732

  • ISBN10:

    0875886736

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-04-30
  • Publisher: Hobby House Pr Inc
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Table of Contents

Dedication 3(1)
Acknowledgements 3(3)
Foreword 6(1)
Introduction 7(1)
The Basics
8(2)
Tools and Supplies for Your Work Area
10(2)
Getting Started in Business
12(5)
Restringing Dolls
17(14)
Restringing a Doll
18(4)
Restringing the Head to the Legs, and Arms Separately
22(1)
Restringing Using Hog Rings and Pliers
23(3)
Restringing a Celluloid Doll
26(1)
Restringing a Little Miss Revlon Doll
27(1)
Restringing Very Small Dolls (such as All-Bisque Dolls)
28(2)
Restringing Little Dolls with Wire or Elastic
30(1)
Cleaning Dolls
31(10)
Caution!
32(1)
Cleaning a Doll
33(2)
Cleaning a Doll's Eyes
35(1)
Cleaning Mildew from a Doll
35(1)
Cleaning a Bad Smelling Hard Plastic Doll
36(1)
Cleaning a Sticky and Gummy Doll
37(1)
Cleaning a Doll After a Fire
38(2)
Cleaning a Doll from a Smoking Environment
40(1)
Removing Ink, Marker and Green Lan Stains
40(1)
Doll Hair
41(20)
Washing and Styling the Hair on a Doll with a Wig Cap
42(4)
Washing and Styling Rooted Hair
46(2)
Doll Wigs: Comparing Old and New
48(3)
Removing the Old Wig and Glue on the Head
51(1)
Measuring a Doll's Head for a Wig and Applying It
52(3)
Restoring a Mohair Wig
55(6)
Doll Bodies and Their Repair
61(24)
Kid Leather or Faux Leather Bodie
62(3)
Applying China Head and Limbs to a Cloth or Kid Body
65(7)
A New Cloth Body
72(2)
Preparing the Cloth Body and Limbs for the Shoe Repairman to Stitch
74(2)
Reattaching a Limb to a Cloth Bady
76(1)
Reattaching Limbs with Wire or Plastic Cable Ties
77(5)
Repairing a Very Old Cloth Body
82(3)
Doll Eyes
85(8)
Cleaning a Doll's Eyes
86(2)
Restoring Cloudy or Shattered Glass Eyes
88(1)
Replacing Eyelashes
89(2)
Replacing or Resetting Glass Eyes
91(1)
Fixing Doll Eyes in Separate ``Pockets'' in the Head (Vinyl Doll)
91(1)
Resetting Stationary Eyes
92(1)
Doll Clothing
93(20)
Restoring Doll Clothing
93(11)
Laundering
93(5)
Ironing
98(5)
Mending
103(1)
Reproducing the Original Clothes
104(2)
Restoring Doll Shoes
106(4)
Restoring Leather Fringe and Chaps
110(1)
Restoring a Felt Hat
110(1)
Restoring Fabric
111(1)
Satin
111(1)
Taffeta
111(1)
Antiquing Your Fabrics
112(1)
Cloth Dolls
113(4)
Restoring a Dirty Cloth Doll
115(2)
Composition Dolls
117(8)
Composition Dolls
118(1)
Restoration and Cleaning
119(1)
Crazed Paint That Is Not Openly Peeling Off
120(1)
How to Make New Fingers
121(4)
Tips for Certain Kinds of Dolls
125(18)
Caring for ``Magic Skin'' Dolls
126(1)
Caring for Cabbage Patch Kids
127(1)
Caring for Rubber Dolls
127(1)
Saucy Walker and the Problems with Her Eyes and Head
128(3)
Shirley Temple Dolls
131(1)
Vinyl Dolls: Repairing a Split
132(1)
Use of Glue
132(1)
Restoration of a Miss Revlon Doll
133(10)
About the Author 143

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