I've received emails from quite a few artists and crafters who are very interested in making polymer clay dolls after checking out my review for Creating a Faery Figure with Wendy Froud, and are having a hard time finding some of the polymer clay supplies.Many craft stores carry polymer clay, but it can be difficult to find the good dollmaking polymer clay in flesh tones. I've provided links below to purchase some polymer clay dollmaking equipment and supplies from various online vendors.
Bloomingdale Farm has gorgeous mohair doll making hair which they harvest from angora goats. The image on this page shows the brunette color. However, they carry a wide selection of mohair locks in other realistic colors ranging from black to blonde.
Disclaimer from the Bloomingdale Farm website: Please note: angora goats are not harmed when their hair is harvested, any more than you are harmed when you have a haircut. In fact, it's important to their health to have their hair shorn periodically.
Doll Reader magazine provides useful info on dolls and doll making including antique, vintage and modern dolls. The magazine also provides crafting tips, tutorials, doll artist profiles and keeps you up-to-date on the the Doll of the Year® (DOTY®) Awards Program. Since Haute Doll bit the dust, Doll Reader is one of the best doll trade magazines.
8. Art Dolls
Another great online resource for dolls is the Art Doll website. The link above takes you to the ProSculpt polymer clay page which comes in four different flesh tones. However, check out the left-hand menu bar. A pretty comprehensive array of all sorts of doll making supplies from armatures to eyes to shoes and more!