Patti Medaris Culea studied art in Los Angeles and Japan and began as a painter and portrait artist. Her interest in the human figure evolved into working with cloth. Today, she combines her love of silk and dyes by creating extraordinary fairies, mermaids, and other one-of-a-kind dolls. She has a full-line of cloth doll patterns and her work has appeared in books, magazines, and galleries. In demand as a teacher, she travels throughout the worldMedaris Culea, Patti is the author of 'Creative Cloth Doll Making New Approaches for Using Fibers, Beads, Dyes, and Other Exciting Techniques' with ISBN 9781564969422 and ISBN 1564969428.