(Two Uncut Cloth "Rag Toys": Little Lizzie and Jack).
London: Pollock's Rag Toys, 1967. Two hand-printed pieces of cloth with uncut patterns for very large rag dolls, measuring 22 by 25 inches. The costume styles date from the early nineteenth century. The first pattern, Little Lizzie, is a young girl dressed in a Regency-style empire dress in a blue and green floral print, trimmed with lace. Her gloved hands are tucked into a lacy muff, and she wears a flower-decorated straw hat, which ties with a blue ribbon under her chin. The second pattern, Jack, is a young boy holding a hoop and stick game, dressed in a blue jumpsuit with gold buttons, a ruffled collar, blue and white striped stockings, and bright red shoes with bows. He also wears a large straw hat with a red ribbon tied around it. Both sheets have decorative borders reminiscent of lace. Instructions for assembly are printed on the cloth. The pieces are meant to be cut out, stitched together, and stuffed with rags. The cloth sheets have been attached to poster board backings with staples. Both patterns are fine and bright. (Item ID: 23204)
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- By This Illustrator: Wood, Maria
- By This Publisher: Pollock's Rag Toys