Making An Izannah Walker Inspired Doll:
A PDF E-book

I've traveled thousands of miles in search of knowledge about Izannah Walker dolls. I've taken hundreds of pictures of original Izannah Walker dolls and shared on the Izannah Walker Chronicles while learning about these wonderful dolls.  I designed a pattern and led several sessions of an online class based on the information in this book.  People who've made the pattern in the class left comments about their experience here.   The pattern consists of making a cloth doll over which a one of a kind clay head is sculpted.  My pattern and the instructions are inspired by Izannah Walker dolls but use modern materials like paperclay.     

I've bundled all the tutorials used in the Izannah Walker Workshop as well as the pattern into a PDF downloadable E-book called Making an Izannah Walker Inspired Doll.  The book has over 107 pages of tutorials using photographs of the doll making process.   Included in the book is a pictorial paperclay tutorial.  You can see some video tutorials by clicking the Videos tutorial at the top of the page. I tried to present the information so that if someone were only looking at the pictures they could make the doll.   Here's a peak at the Table of Contents:

And here's a peak at one of the sections 
on sculpting with paperclay:

What skill levels are required to make this doll?

It is best if you have sewing and sculpting experience.  You will be sculpting your own Izannah Walker head using paperclay and looking at inspiration pictures I have provided.   In the class, I suggested that people make 3 dolls at the beginning and give themselves permission for their first few dolls to be learning dolls.  Some people did take the Izannah Workshop who had never made a doll and their efforts resulted in some lovely creations.  But sculpting and sewing experience makes it much easier. 

How Do I Buy the Book?

To purchase the e-book, you will click on the "Add to Cart" button below.  This will open a window which allows you to pay for the book through Paypal.   Once you have paid for the book through Paypal it will open up a window with a link to download the book to your computer.  I've tested this a couple of people and it went through fine.

Note:  If you pay by e-check you will not be able to download until your payment has cleared through Paypal.  This can take several days.  If you pay using a credit card, the download link is offered immediately. The E-book is $35.  To purchase, use the link in the sidebar, or visit the Izannah Walker Workshop blog

If you have any questions, please

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JDConwell said...

AWESOME! I'm so excited for you...and when you're all famous and stuff I can say "I knew her when..." :~)

Seriously, this will be a great resource and I'm so glad you've made it available to people. (It'd be nice to think Izannah Walker is smiling a little too. :~)

Maureen said...

Dixie, what an awesome achievement. Congratulations on a job well done. Your time, knowledge and experience of making the Izannah Walker doll will certainly be an inspiration and a gift to many.

Alice said...

Congratulations Dixie! I have no doubt your book will inspire many who love the sweet dolls of Izannah Walker. Way to go Dixie!!!!

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden