Paula Walton has been named one of America's top traditional craftsmen by Early American Life 38 times in the course of 17 years, in the categories of - Clothing and Accessories, Textiles or Needlework, Miscellaneous, Toys and Dolls, Santas, Other Holidays and General Christmas. She has been juried into the Directory annually from 2004-2017 and 1996-1998. Paula was Old Sturbridge Village's Craftsperson in Residence in August, 2005 and is a former museum director and curator.

See my article, "Izannah Walker and Her Dolls," the cover story of Antique Doll Collector, Sept. 2017 edition

See my house and dolls featured in the cover story of Early American Life's Dec. 2013 edition


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Please visit my Izannah Walker Journal at if you love Izannah Walker dolls, and would like to get a behind-the-scenes look at the day-to-day process that I am going through while drafting patterns and writing doll making instructions for my Izannah Walker Style Cloth Doll Making Class.

Other information you will find there includes an ongoing list of sources for fabric and other doll making materials, some history about Izannah Walker dolls and a list of reference materials for researching Izannah’s dolls. I have also added tips on minor restoration and conservation and some fun Izannah project ideas.




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