SOFT TOY & DOLLMAKING SUPPLIERS
I haven't checked these links in two years(it's Dec. 2011), but am trying to get enough pages functional to get the site back on-line. Please forgive me if you find broken links here. I'll update this page as soon as I can...
- EYES: may well be the most important part of any soft toy. While buttons, paint, beads, marbles, Felt and embroidery all work for creating eyes, there is also a wide range of realistic plastic and glass eyes being made. I particularly like the safety lock eyes that come with a metal washer to hold the eye firmly in the head of the toy - a child isn't getting this eye out without completely destroying the toy first. By then, hopefully a parent or babysitter has noted the mangled corpse and will remove it for safe burial before the cadaver gets to the point of being dismembered or worse - eaten!
BJ's Craft Supplies
203 Bickford Rd.
Tivoli, TX 77990-4546
Open Mon-Fri 8:30am to 7pm, central Time
Marasco's Craft King
12750 W. Capitol Dr.
Brookfield, WI 53005
Open Mon-Fri 10am-8pm.
Armor Crafts Woodworking Plans and Supplies
Not a large variety, but I like them because I can purchase metal washers for the eyes!
PO Box 445
East Northport, NY 11731
Open Mon-Thurs 9:30am - 4:30pm EST
G. Schoepfer Inc.
They've been doing really beautiful custom glass eyes for about 100 years.
Expensive, but worth it.
460 Cook Hill Rd.
Cheshire, CT 06410
Fire Mountain Gems and Beads
(Best on-line source for beads that I know of. Great prices, very reliable)
One Fire Mountain Way
Grants Pass, OR 97526-2373
(800)355-2137 (order only)
- DOLL AND SOFT TOY PATTERNS, CLASSES, FABRICS & TOOLS SUPPLIERS:
Cloth Doll Connection
Lists events, clubs, classes, and links to suppliers
Cloth Doll Patterns
1500 patterns to choose from listed by designers!
Doll Maker's Inc.
patterns, mohair, felting supplies, tools, etc.
942 Winchester Way, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Sells patterns, fabric, tools, books
PO Box 523192, Springfield, VA 22152
sells all sorts of craft supplies for doll making
PO Box 2210, Trinity, TX 75862
Patterns, tools, a huge assortment of glues and adhesives, and other Supplies
lovely supplier of material for fiber arts, felting tools and kits
PO Box 468, Murfreesboro, NC 27855