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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...

CRAFT SUPPLIERS:

  • 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
      Phone: (361)286-3366
      Open Mon-Fri 8:30am to 7pm, central Time
    • Marasco's Craft King
      12750 W. Capitol Dr.
      Brookfield, WI 53005
      Phone: (262)781-9660
      1-800-373-3434(orders only)
      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
      Phone: 1-631-643-2823
      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
      1-800-875-6939(orders only)
      (203)250-7794
      Open Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm EST
  • BEADS:
    • 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
      Phone: (800)423-2319
      (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
    • Dollmaker's Journey
      Sells patterns, fabric, tools, books
      PO Box 523192, Springfield, VA 22152
    • Interior Matters
      sells all sorts of craft supplies for doll making
      PO Box 2210, Trinity, TX 75862
    • Joggles
      Patterns, tools, a huge assortment of glues and adhesives, and other Supplies
    • The Woolery
      lovely supplier of material for fiber arts, felting tools and kits
      PO Box 468, Murfreesboro, NC 27855

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