Dixie Redmond Izannah Walker Doll SOLD

I offer finished creations to my Newsletter list first and then post on the world wide web. I started doing this when I stopped doing commissions. People wanted to know when I would have a finished creation available.  This was the best way I could think of to notify interested buyers and not forget. I let the email list know first when a work is available.  Then I list the doll in my shop the next day.  This girl didn't make it to the shop, but sold to someone on my email list today. 

This doll is sold.  (More images below)
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The Latest Rare Dixie Redmond Doll 

This Izannah Walker inspired doll is 18" tall.

I started this folksy 18" tall Izannah Walker doll long ago, and used her to demonstrate adding stockinette to a doll in this video.   A doll making friend called my dolls "rare Dixie Redmond dolls", and so they are, especially the ones inspired by Izannah Walker because many, many hours go into their making. Sometimes it's because I repaint them several times, or as is the case with this doll, apply two layers of stockinette.  I've been studying Izannah Walker dolls for over 6 years intensively, documenting many Izannah Walker dolls in that time.  

This doll is made using my patterns with paperclay sculpting over cloth.  After the sculpting is finished, I carefully apply a cloth layer over the sculpted head and shoulders.  With this doll I experimented with using cotton tubular ribbed cloth, which had a more prominent ribbing.   She has cloth applied ears made of the same ribbed cloth that is applied to the face.

She has a second body covering similar to Izannah Walker dolls.

Her plaid gathered bodice dress is a classic Izannah style, layered with a printed apron which has been aged to soften its look.  Her dress is open in the back, and connects at the waist and neckline using hook and eye closures.

She wears pantaloons which match her dress and are finished with a shell stitch.   She wears a printed reproduction calico petticoat.

She holds a traveling companion, a china shoulderhead doll which I purchased at an antique auction.


KittyAnn said...

She's a cutie Dixie, someone scooped her up fast! Best, Ann

Hardin County Keepsakes said...

Beautiful doll.

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

John Wooden