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ASSOCIATIONS

The Academy of American Doll Artists
73 North Spring Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 226-4501
e-mail: joyce@aadadoll.org
Web site: http://www.aadadoll.org
This organization is composed of doll makers from around the globe. The aim of the Academy of American Doll Artists is to ensure that doll makers have the opportunity to sell their crafts and be in touch with others who share their love of doll making.

International Foundation of Doll Makers
1941 Geysor Trace
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
(770) 609-3177
e-mail: ifdmgeorgia@hotmail.com
Web site: http://www.ifdm.org
The IFDM is an organization that offers classes and workshops to learn more about doll making. Its magazine, Doll Makers Workshop, helps to educate the reader about doll making by providing tips and helpful information on antique reproduction and modern doll making.

WEB SITES

The Doll Mall
http://www.thedollmall.com
This Web site is a resource for artists to learn more about doll making and to get in touch with other doll makers. It contains a gallery of artists’ work and hints and tips for doll making.

VirtualDOLLS
http://www.virtualdolls.com
This Web site is an online community of doll collectors. Articles, bulletin boards, and chat rooms connect doll collectors all over the world to share news and information about doll collecting.

BOOKS

Anderson, Debra, and Peter Bell. Porcelain Doll Making. Livonia, MI: Scott Publications, 1997.
For those interested in learning porcelain doll making, this book will provide more information to start your hobby or career.

Mahren, Sue. Make Your Own Teddy Bears and Bear Clothes. Charlotte, VT: Williamson Publishing Company, 2000.
Beginners will learn the basics of building a teddy bear and teddy bear clothing with this book. It provides instructions and patterns to build your own doll.

Merritt, Alicia. Book of Dollmaking. Edison, NJ: Book Sales, Incorporated, 1998.
This book will help both the beginner and the seasoned doll maker. It includes tips and techniques for making different kinds of dolls.

Peake, Pamela. The Complete Book of Dollmaking: A Practical Step-by-Step Guide to More Than 50 Traditional and Contemporary Techniques. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated, 1997.
You'll learn about the many different materials and techniques that are used in doll making. Subjects range from making molds to pattern cutting, and more.

Piper, Eloise. Sewing & Sculpting Dolls: Easy-to-Make Dolls from Fabric, Modeling Paste and Polymer Clay. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1997.
The instructions for doll making in this book are broken down into easy-to-understand steps, which lead you through the doll-making process from beginning to end.

Ryan, Kathleen. Doll Artists at Work. Davie, FL: Infodial, 1995.
This book explores the work of many well-known doll artists. You'll get a glimpse into the lives of people who have made a name for themselves making dolls.

PERIODICALS

The Cloth Doll
P.O. Box 2167
Dept. CD-O
Lake Oswego, OR 97035-0051
e-mail: TheClothDoll@TheClothDoll.com
Web site: http://theclothdoll.com
This magazine caters to the cloth doll maker who wants to learn more about his or her craft. Each issue contains free patterns for dolls, featured artists, and information on upcoming doll events.

Dollmaking
N7450 Aanstad Road
P.O. Box 5000
Iola, WI 54945-5000
(800) 331-0038
e-mail: Dollmaking@dollmakingartisan.com
Each issue of Dollmaking includes information that doll makers of all levels of experience can enjoy. It has tips and techniques for doll making, as well as news about new products and instructions for fun projects.

Doll World
306 E. Parr Road
Berne, IN 46711
e-mail: Customer_Service@whitebirches.com
Web site: http://www.dollworld-magazine.com
This magazine brings a wealth of information about dolls to the doll enthusiast. In each issue you'll find information about doll collecting, repairing, and history.

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