I am extremely happy to say that my Izannah Walker Reproduction Doll Making Class is finished and that all of the wonderful people who pre-ordered the class have already received their classes in the mail!
I haven’t posted much in the past couple of weeks because we were putting the finishing touches on the class, then assembling the booklets, optional material kits and packing everything up and getting it all out in the mail. I think that the employees at my post office were a bit stunned to see me there so often, with soooooo many boxes!
The class is a Master Level class that teaches you to make an exact reproduction of one of Izannah Walker’s iconic early pre-patent 18-½ inch dolls. Prior sewing, sculpting and painting experience is a pre-requisite.
Now that the class is completely finished I can tell you that it officially includes:
- 75 page Booklet full of step-by-step instructions with 166 detailed photographs
- Patterns for doll body and one complete set of clothing (dress, two petticoats, chemise, drawers)
- Body Construction Guide with 16 measurements
- Detailed instructions for sculpting head featuring Sculpting Guide with 54 separate measurements taken from my antique Izannah Walker dolls
- Mold-making instructions
- Paint swatches and formulas to match colors from original Izannah Walker dolls
- Painting instructions
- Fabric swatches
- Wool stuffing
- Source list for all required materials
- Optional instructions for those wanting to take a short-cut approach
- Lifetime question and answer support at no additional charge
- Additional bonus doll making information and student interaction on my class member-only Ning site. Bonus doll making instructions already posted include a tutorial on How to Reduce and Enlarge Patterns. Other planned tutorials will be on such topics as How to Make Other Types of Molds, Additional Izannah Shoes and Boots, and more.
An optional material kit is also available at an additional charge. It includes enough of nine historically-correct fabrics, six antique buttons, antique lace, cotton or wool tape and cotton stuffing to make one complete, fully-dressed 18-½ inch doll. Fabrics may vary from those pictured. You will still need your own sculpting, mold-making and painting supplies.
The kit is strictly a time-saving convenience item. All of the materials that you need to make the doll, as well as sources where you can buy them, are listed in the class instruction booklet and on the class member Ning site. When you buy this kit you are paying me to shop for you. You can save money by doing your own shopping, looking through your fabric stash for materials that you may already own and using recycled fabrics.
If you’ve been thinking about ordering the class, but were waiting until it was finished to order, your wait is over! You can purchase my Izannah class by visiting my website, www.asweetremembrance.com.