Welcome to Issue 22! This issue contains articles about several major dolls house makers of the 20th century: a brief history of Moritz Gottschalk will, I hope, be followed by later articles focusing on Gottschalk dolls houses before and after WWII. The series about Hobbies of Dereham is nearing the end - we see Hobbies dolls house designs of the last four decades in this issue, and will complete it with the furnishings and fittings of the same period in the next issue. We finally have the article about Gee Bee dolls houses, unfortunately without any further family input, so far.
Among other features, we also see a vintage cardboard dolls house and vintage metal dolls house furnishings, a modern dolls house, and summer holiday scenes created by a member. In our DIY section, Valerie shares a crochet pattern for a bedcover, and Sharee shows how to make a woven basket from strips of card. Her basket reminds me of the paper or card weaving I did at school, and the patterns for paper weaving I’ve found in the children’s pages of newspapers from over 100 years ago. Her woven basket could easily be adapted for antique, vintage or modern settings.
I hope you will find lots to enjoy, ponder and inspire you.
Page 2 Moritz Gottschalk - a brief history by diePuppenstubensammlerin
Page 3 Return to Wonderland by Florine Bettge
Page 4 A Playskool Pullman by Tracy Harnish
Page 5 Gee Bee Toys and Tudor Toys of Hull by Rebecca Green
Page 6 How technology arrived in the dolls house … as quickly as in the grown-up world by diePuppenstubensammlerin
Page 7 Why Play With Dolls? by Lorraine Rosner
Page 8 My 12th Scale Static Caravan and Seaside Scenes by Gillian Faulkner
Page 9 Hobbies of Dereham Dolls Houses and Wallpapers 1968-2014 by Rebecca Green
Page 10 cont'd - Dolls House Papers sold by Hobbies
Page 11 ARC dollhouse by Chris Ferrara (Call of the Small)
Page 12 A Crochet Granny Square Bedcover by Valerie Towers
Page 13 Woven Card Box Tutorial by Sharee Sayers
Page 14 Giveaway Competition for Members
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