In Person Classes

In Person Classes

in person classes

I am primarily a maker, but from time to time I do enjoy teaching. I used to run a large number of classes, both from my studios and at other locations such as the Brookfield Craft Center, Old Sturbridge Village, plus a number of Historical Societies and Museums.

In recent years I haven’t had much time available to teach, so I don’t have any classes scheduled for the foreseeable future. Having more orders than I can keep up with is a wonderful problem to have! For now I am only teaching a limited number of subjects as Classes by Mail, because I can fit in online student support at odd times, early in the morning and late at night. I’m leaving my class information here as a place holder. If and when my work load slows down, I’ll begin scheduling classes again at my studios.

Open Hearth Cooking
Open Hearth Cooking
  • An 18th Century Dinner
  • Sweetmeats and Desserts
  • Shaker Cookery
  • Receipts from the Jane Austen Cookbook
  • Herbs from a Colonial Garden
  • Parent and Child Open Hearth Cooking
  • Vegetarian Hearth Cooking
  • Pickling and Preserving
  • Open Hearth Cooking and Samplers
Plain & Fancy Handwork
  • Layered Standing Wool Rugs Class
  • Hooking Three-Dimensional Objects Class
  • New England Schoolgirl Samplers Class
  • Floor Cloths Class
  • Grain Painted Frames Class
  • Reproduction Historical Clothing – Sewing a Chemise
  • Penny Rugs Class
  • Penny Rugs and Natural Dyeing Class
  • Theorem Painting Class
  • Hand Piecing and Hand Quilting Class
  • Decorative Painting on Furniture Class
  • Mural Painting in the Style of Rufus Porter
  • A Four-Week Folk Art Sampler Class
Handcrafted Teddy Bears
  • Beginning Bear Making
  • Making Tiny Bears
  • Advanced Bear Making Techniques
  • Designing Patterns for Teddy Bears
  • Unfinished Bear Projects
  • How to Clean and Care for Your Antique Bear
  • Gusseted Cloth Animals with Wire Armatures
Doll Making
  • Four-Week Doll Making Sampler Class
  • Art Dolls Class
  • Parent and Child Doll Making
  • Unfinished Doll Projects
  • Drafting Patterns for 18th and 19th Century Doll Clothes
  • Sewing 18th and 19th Century Doll Clothes
  • Izannah Walker Doll Making Retreat
  • Wool Felt “Penny Rug” Pumpkin Doll
  • Doll Making – The Basics
  • Advanced Techniques for Cloth Dolls
  • Sculpting a Doll Head in Polymer Clay
  • Making a Polymer Clay/Fabric Doll with a Wire Armature
  • Drafting Patterns for Cloth Dolls
  • Mold Making for Doll Artists Class
Historic Home Keeping

Making Lye Soap

  • Spun Cotton Christmas Ornaments
  • Recycling Old Sweaters Into Christmas Stockings & Ornaments
  • Christmas Stockings
  • Sculpting a Papier-Mache Santa
  • Cotton Batting Santa
  • A Christmas Folk Art Sampler Class
Lectures and Demonstrations
Lectures and Demonstrations

Izannah Walker and Other Antique Cloth Dolls