Imagine my thrill when I opened my e-mail up and attached to the e-mail were these wonderful pictures of an original Izannah Walker doll costumed as Little Red Riding Hood? Thanks so much to the private collector who sent these pictures along and gave permission to share them here with you all. The owner says, "Little red riding hood was made after she applied for her patent. Her label is under her shoulder plate. Despite being later you do not see many of them."
UPDATE - Since I offered this free pattern I had the chance to study many Izannah Walker dolls closely. I developed a pattern that is based on those studies which can be taken as a workshop. If you'd like to know more about this pattern which is very true to the original dolls, then go to http://izannahwalkerworkshop.blogspot.comHi, Folks - I gave this free pattern a while ago on my Northdixie Designs blog to use in making a small Izannah Walker doll, so I thought I would put it here to share as well. I used this pattern for the Izannah Walker doll I made pictured above. I added paper clay on top of the head and shoulders. Finished, it made up a doll was around 15" tall, depending on how you attach limbs, etc. I've become better at dressmaking since I made this doll. It's still one of my favorites.
The Bertoia Izannah will be auctioned
off on the 19th of April....
off on the 19th of April....
Posted by Dixie Redmond at Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Larry, from Withington Auction, Inc., said that this Izannah Walker doll sold for $4, 700 at the auction in Nashua, New Hampshire last week.
Posted by Dixie Redmond at Monday, April 14, 2008
This doll is by Jackie Hendricks, Plain-n-Simple, who is making the doll for a group challenge for Coffee with Tea. The challenge we have is to make an Izannah Walker inspired doll that is less than 8 inches tall. Check out this amazing doll by Jackie! It is inspired by Izannah Walker and Frozen Charlotte dolls.
The pictures that Mary of Bertoia Auctions sent were of such great pixel size that I'm able to take some crops to see the details of this doll. I just love doing that. Wonderful pictures! Isn't it amazing how simply the eyes are painted and yet they have such expression! And for all you dollmakers - did you notice that the right eye is smaller than the left eye? ;-)
Jim Crothers, the director of the South County Museum in Narragansett, Rhode Island, graciously took some pictures of the Izannah Walker doll owned by the museum to be posted here. Thank you, Jim! The South County Museum is an open campus style museum with over 20,000 artifacts honoring Rhode Island's rural, village, and maritime legacy. If you live within driving distance, please check it out. And all you Izannah Walker Doll lovers - a donation to the museum would be nice, too!
Posted by Dixie Redmond at Tuesday, April 01, 2008
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.