Happy Birthday, Izannah Walker!

To honor Izannah's birthday I have listed my Izannah Walker Workshop E-book pattern at a reduced rate for those of you who are interested in purchasing it.  I'm proud of the fact that many people all over the world have used this patten as the beginning of their Izannah Walker studies. You can purchase the PDF pattern here:

Izannah Walker Workshop PDF Pattern

Over the past year I have been working on an Izannah Walker homage project based on my Izannah Walker doll Hope.  You can follow progress on that at my business page on Facebook: 

Northdixie Designs Facebook Page

Here is my doll in progress




Thankful, An Izannah Walker Doll

This beautiful and interesting Izannah Walker doll has made a home with Edyth O'Neill. Edyth has graciously shared images for Izannah Walker Chronicles readers. She has named the doll Thankful. Thankful is 18 inches tall, and has lost her body covering, so you can see the details of construction for the body and attachment of limbs. We love to see Izannah dolls in any condition for this reason! Thankful has a beautiful, settled face, and gorgeous eyes, and such a sweetly painted mouth. Thankful has longer legs than many Izannah Walker dolls do, so this makes her unique. Was she was a special order for a tall girl?  Visit Edyth's blog to see more wonders.















Withington's to Auction Izannah Walker Doll with Provenance

Withington's will be br offering the following Izannah Walker doll at their November auction. 



The doll and accessories are described in this way: 
17” Izannah Walker Central Falls, RI, stockinet pressed head, painted facial features, black/brown spill curls, applied ears, painted black lace boots with red trim, muslin body (possibly recovered), (nose rubs, wear spot to back of head, left hand repair, wear to facial features, neck touchups), early antique blue polka dot dress,  with early turned leg doll chair with worn rush seat, dome top strap trunk with antique clothing & accessories, provenance purchased from Jeannette Fink 1984, originally a gift to Mary Cornelia Talbot 1865, born Nov. 7 1862 in Providence RI. (as noted in small calendar & notes) also small wood bucket made for Mary Talbot at 1876 Philadelphia Centennial"













What Would You Give
Izannah Walker for Her Birthday?


In 2008 I did a Happy Birthday post for Izannah about what I would give her for her birthday.  It's interesting to think about. What technology or item do you think Izannah would have used that we have today?  What would you give her on her birthday?

Had Izannah had the same opportunities as a man would she have made dolls? Or would her creativity and invention oriented mind have gone in a different direction?

Happy Birthday, Izannah!  In the midst of constraints you created timeless beauty.

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Please email me if you have information, pictures, sources, etc. about original Izannah Walker dolls. The goal of this site is to be a free clearinghouse of information for Izannah doll lovers. Copyright of pictures published on this site are retained by the collector, museum, or artist etc, who took the picture.

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This site began on January 1, 2008 as a way to share pictures of original Izannah Walker dolls with those who love them. It's come a long way! Thank you to all of you who have come here to read and research.