A PDF Ebook:
Making An Izannah Walker Inspired Doll

Please read description below before purchasing. 

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.   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.  I suggest 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 now retired 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?

The book is in a PDF file, which can be viewed on your computer.  You can also print a copy for your own personal use. 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.  


  1. Oh, Dixie! It worked perfectly!
    I love the book!!! I can't wait to start.
    Hopefully this weekend will bring some quiet time so I can concentrate. Meanwhile, I'll be gathering my supplies.
    Thanks so much!!!

  2. Hi, Pat! I'm so glad. I hope you enjoy making the doll. When you get it done send me a picture. If you feel you need additional support the Izannah Walker Workshop site is available as a subscription. But lots of people want to try this on their own. Good luck!

  3. Dear Dixie:
    I purchased my PDF book and pattern last December. I meant to write about it sooner; I'd like others to know that it is worth every penny and more.
    There are numerous beautiful photos to see the steps
    explained by you, and it is so well written and easy to
    understand. If we can't be with you in a classroom Dixie, this is the next best thing! And another plus is that you can work as you please; I can do a few steps and rest, picking up where I left off. Or I can work for as long a time as I wish, it's totally up to me and like having "one-on-one time" with you, Dixie. I've done some of the steps as "practice" lessons and I'm so happy with the way my work has come out.
    I would highly recommend this E-Book and Pattern to everyone.

    1. Aw, Susan. How kind of you to take the time to write such a nice review. I'm glad that it has worked well, it's what I hope people experience.