I love fabric! Especially if it is old. I thought some of you kindred spirits and doll makers might enjoy taking a look at my collection of Izannah era fabrics. They span the 1830’s – 1890’s, which covers virtually all of Izannah Walker’s doll making career, from her earliest doll, rumored to have been made in 1828; through the start of her doll making business in 1845, as reported by her grand-niece Norma H. Robertson, on to her United States patent in 1878 and her death in 1886.
If you order a custom-made doll or doll clothing you may choose from any of these textiles. In most cases, I only have enough of each to make a single dress, although there are a few exceptions. Some pieces are just large enough to use as trim or for accessories.
I spent the entire summer scouting for antique fabric and lace, so I currently also have a good supply of exquisite whites for dresses and undergarments.