I am also in Dixie Redmond's Izannah Walker doll ning site which is actually a workshop in her MAIDA doll ning site. Dixie spent three years doing research on the vintage Izannah Walker dolls and came up with an amazing likeness in the way of a doll pattern to make the Izzy dolls. The dolls are also made with a cloth doll body with paper clay overlays on the head, upper torso, and the arms, legs, and feet are painted. You need to have experience in the cloth over clay technique as the class is for advanced doll makers. This is where Jane's Cloth and Clay class can teach you that basic technique, and then a person can make the Izannah Walker doll. Dixie's cutoff date for joining the Izannah Walker workshop is April 30 and she will keep the instructional pdfs. and videos up and running into August 2011 so members will have four months to complete their dolls. The cost for Dixie's amazing doll workshop is $60. Many professional doll makers have sold their handmade, reproduction Izzy dolls into the hundreds of dollars. The latest PRIMS magazine has an article by Dixie about the Izannah Walker doll. The website for the Izannah Walker doll is:
http://izannahwalkerworkshop.ning.com/?xg source=msg mes network
Cheers to all aspiring doll makers!
posted by Teresa