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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Hello doll lovers! This blog was created to tell you about dolls I have made and classes I teach on doll making at Attic Window Quilt Shop in Comstock Park, Michigan (a suburb of Grand Rapids). My goal in teaching is to pass on the love of making heirloom quality dolls. Most of the dolls I make (and hold classes for) are designed by Gail Wilson - visit her website at . Page down my blog for some fun doll links including antique doll sites and hard to find doll supplies.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Dixie Redmond's Izannah Workshop

Hi doll makers! Are you ready to try something new?  Dixie Redmond will repeat her Izannah Walker workshop in the fall.  This is an indepth online class that covers how to make a realistic Izannah Walker doll.  For details, visit her website at:  or click on the title of this post. 

Izannah Walker was the first woman to get a US patent in the 1870's.   Dixie's website - The Izannah Chronicles - has some wonderful pictures of these rare dolls. Even if you don't take the online class, be sure to visit her website and view the dolls. 

Also - one more note about the green bottle Turoinoid - after asking around, it has come to my attention that this product is a brush cleaner and should not be used as a painting medium. However, the Turpinoid in the blue bottle is a painting medium and can be used on dolls. 

Now enjoy this wonderful spring day and have some doll fun this week!  Thanks for stopping by - Julie


  1. It has been a wonderful workshop for me. I strongly advise it to anyone who loves to create dolls, even if Izannah is not particularly your forte. Dixie has so much good advice. And her patterns are wonderful!

    Thank you for the tip on those bottles!


  2. Aw, thanks for your kind words about the workshop, Julie and Christine.



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