Sara Cole Studios
Edith Flack Ackley Dolls

Dolls to Make for Fun and Profit, Edith Flack Ackley's most well-known and widely published book, was a favorite of mine in childhood after we found a copy at a rummage sale and added it to our home library of doll and craft books. I never attempted any dolls in this style back then, but I used some of the techniques on other fabric dolls and the illustrations were inspiration for many paper dolls. Imagine my delight, years later, finding that Ackley had written a paper doll book as well, Paper Dolls, Their History, and How to Make Them. Edith Flack Ackley dolls have an extremely distinctive style and can be made in miniature as delightful ragdoll companions to Hitty. When I found a beautiful Ackley style doll from her pattern, "To Greet a Little Girl" in a flea market, I was inspired to create some Ackley-style dolls of my own. I no longer make fabric dolls, but Dolls to Make for Fun and Profit is still widely available, and contains patterns and instructions on making doll-house sized EFAs. Edith Flack Ackley also wrote A Doll Shop of your Own and Marionettes, Easy to Make, Fun to Use as well as many patterns.

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(c)2006 By Sara DeGroat Cole