Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Calling All Dollmakers

I would like to include a list of commercially available patterns that are appropriate for a new dollmaker to make an Izannah inspired doll. If you have used a pattern that has worked well in making an Izzy, please email me.

I'm developing a pattern based on my visits with three original Izannah Walker dolls at Lucy's Doll House in Camden, Maine (see photo links to the right). I want to do a great job with this (like Claire Pruitt does with her patterns!) so it will probably be April or May before this is ready. In the meantime, Annie Beez has many patterns that have that wonderful hourglass shape that works well for torsos. Annie Beez' Mae pattern is what I used for my first Izannah inspired doll.

Also, I am putting together a list of links to modern dollmaker's Izannah inspired creations. I have a beginning - but need help. If you would like to submit a link to a picture or an online album of your Izannah inspired creations, please email me the link and be sure to include your name in the e-mail.

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