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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Izannah Walker Doll Workshp


I belong to a couple of doll ning sites that I have enjoyed immensely.  I learned the technique of layering Creative Paper Clay over a cloth body doll in Jane Des Rosier's Cloth and Clay Doll ning site.  It was a richly rewarding experience.  Jane's class is available on line for only $10 and many tutorials are available.  You also have your own page, where you can post photos of your finished dolls, and there is a forum to post your own blog site for anyone to view your blog.   Jane's tutorial videos are easy to view and learn. Jane has a few different doll workshops to join on the her main Cloth and Clay doll ning site and they are all included in the one fee.  Her workshops are running continually so there is no cutoff date to join.Your membership lasts a whole year once you have joined.   I think Jane notifies members when it is time for them to renew their membership.
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

22 comments:

A Fanciful Twist said...

Miss Teresa, I wanted to stop in and say heloooo ;) I meant to stop in the last few days, but I have had a bevy of welcome real life guests, and have been a busy bee ;)

Your banner is beautiful! Off to visit your doll sites listed. You are amazing, can't wait to see some of your creations! Love, Vanessa

vicki said...

Hi Teresa -
Thank you for your visit and your comments. I wanted to reply straight back to you - but your profile is set for "no reply blogger."

I am intrigued by your interest in dolls - I am going to spend some time checking out your friends sites.

Good luck to you in the contest~~

Vicki

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Theresa,
So nice to meet you!! Thank you so much for visiting my tea party! I am your newest follower~Happy Easter!
XO
Cindy

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

TERESA DEAREST! Oh you are so sweet to come by to wish us a happy birthday dear one! It has been a lovely experience sharing this month with the SISTAHOOD! Oh, do you know Patricia Cabrera's doll work from WOOLYTALE MINIATURES? SHE IS AN INCREDIBLE doll artist! She is in the process of making dolls of her entire family!!!!! Find her on my blog list at the bottom of my page (I have the old style template!). Enjoy the end of the week and have a GRAND WEEKEND CELEBRATING EASTER!!! Anita

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Teresa,
Thank you so much for coming to my blog tonight! I will have your name in the drawings for sure!!!
XO
Cindy

Frog and Beef said...

I second Teresa´s comments: Jane is a fantastically generous host and "Cloth and Clay" has great reources and plenty of inspiration:
Teresa knows how long I have wanted to make an Izannah style doll, but never quite get around to it. If she keep this up she will have me finally getting into gear and doing something about that wish. Oh! and by the way, Jane Des Rosier's tutorial has plenty of tips how to get started!
I hope to see some of Teresa´s readers post their own dolls here and will keep looking in from time to time. Good luck and enjoy being creative.

Poetry Dolls said...

Hi Teresa, thanks for visiting my blog. I am also on some ning sites and agree Jane is a fabulous host. I entered the storybook challenge then found out I was moving so am not sure if I can create my doll in time!
I enjoyed reading here tonight. Take care : )

An Unusual Girl Named Christine said...

Hi Theresa! I love cloth and clay, too. thanks for the info on the classes. I just got hi speed wireless so finally I might be able to take a class or two. Thanks for coming to visit my blog. Yours is coming along nicely!

Shari Replogle said...

Hi Theresa,
I love cloth and clay dolls too:), you will have to let me know how the Izannnah class is. Is sounds like a lot of fun ,I love the Izannah Walker style dolls. Thanks so much for visiting
= ).
Have a wonderful week!
~Shari

Toyin O. said...

Thanks for sharing.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Teresa,
just came over to wish you a wonderful day.TFS.
Hugs,
Marie

Lisa said...

Hi Teresa,

I would love to take the class, cloth and clay dolls are my favorite to make and I would love to take a class to learn other techniques. Thanks for sharing the info.

Lisa

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi dearest! I am having bad problems with blogger...let's see if this takes, Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious Teresa!!!!!

Oh dearest, it is always a pleasure to receive a comment from you!!! I have a similar doll head as you have on your profile! teeeheeee

Oh dear, you would love the whimsical side of Paris. One of the world's finest toy shops is there, along with other fantastic art and crafts boutiques that would send your mind sailing towards dreams...while IN PARIS, you dream. Do come to visit all the links, and IF you get an inspiration, let me know if you would like to JOIN.

Have a splendid day, Anita

Janice Moore-Petty said...

Sweetie!! Thanks for thinking of me and I hope your Mother's Day was super special. Your banner is quite lovely and eye-catching! Will catch you up on the happenings soon! Love, Jan

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Teresa,
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope your day is full of "whimsy!"
XO
Cindy

Janice Moore-Petty said...

Teresa! Stop by and see the delicious prize I won!!! Jan

Gerri Herbst said...

I follow you now too. Thanks for entering my giveaway. Would love to see yr dolls! gerri ;)

Daryle and Katie said...

Teresa... Thank you so much for the encouraging reminder that "in my slump"... I am not alone! I have been working on a new series of dolls: "book faeries" and am feeling renewed in spirit and rejuvenated in hand! Daryle

Kristin said...

Hi there! I just wanted to thank you for stopping by and becoming a follower - I am so honored and happy to have you ;) Kristin xo

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b.b.flockling * Rose said...

You offer a wealth of information...I am familiar with Izanna Walker, and want to check into your resources. I would love to teach my daughters (and myself) cloth and clay dolls. Thank you, Teresa!!