A Beginners’ Guide to the Dolls’ House Hobby: Revised and Expanded Edition

December 11, 2019 - Comment

Jean Nisbett’s classic volume gets a welcome update and expansion—making it a practical, accessible introduction to all the basics, with lavish images and easy-to-follow hints that help beginners save time and avoid costly mistakes. Nisbett explains how to choose and build a house from a kit; handle a period building; furnish the interior; create charming

Jean Nisbett’s classic volume gets a welcome update and expansion—making it a practical, accessible introduction to all the basics, with lavish images and easy-to-follow hints that help beginners save time and avoid costly mistakes. Nisbett explains how to choose and build a house from a kit; handle a period building; furnish the interior; create charming shops; and plan a dolls’ house that will enchant a child—and actually stand up to play. Equipment and materials, finishes, decoration, decorative detail, gardens and renovation all receive in-depth coverage, while checklists set out a logical order for work.

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Anonymous says:

Interesting but not really a “how to” book for beginners I recently got bitten HARD by whatever bug it is that causes people to become obsessed with dollhouses and miniatures. I am interested in reading pretty much anything even remotely related to dollhouses and the building and furnishing thereof. So I bought this book and it satisfies that desire. I also bought a dollhouse kit to build, and what this book does not really do is give you any detailed information about how to do anything, it’s all sort of general. So I recommend this if you just…

Anonymous says:

Some useful information I am a serious beginner and this book wasn’t too helpful. However it did tell you what tools you will need starting out. It felt like a dollhouse history book.

Anonymous says:

For Beginners as well as intermediate Miniaturists I am not a beginner but I learned how to make many things including furniture as well as exterior and interior finishes.I am very interested in Interior decoration, including tips on how to find and use wallpaper. Very informative and easy to follow.

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