Edith Flack Ackley Wengenroth Born :June 6, 1887 t o November 28, 1970
residence: Greenport, Suffolk, NY
Edith Flack Ackley a ledgen now and in her own time.
Dedicating remembrance here on my blog to my favorite cloth doll maker Edith Flack Ackley a cloth doll designer and maker. Inspiration to cloth dollmakers now, past, and future generations yet to come.
Edith Ackley has inspired so many artists/dollmakers since the publication of her first books and patterns. Edith's dolls and patterns have their very own extremely distinctive style ,
Even yet today 70 years later...this special woman and her dolls, and patterns still hold their extremely distinctive style
I first discovered her when purchasing her
"Dolls to make for fun and profit,"
My good friend Linda Johnson, also introduced me to her own EFA dolls that she created,
Miniature Edith Flack Ackley Twin Cloth Dolls -- Only 4 Inches!
Sara Cole's EFA dolls...
here is a nice web site that will give you all kinds of info about the designer and her wonderful dolls http://www.ragdollroom.com/
EDITH FLACK ACKLEY, Wife , Mother , Designer , Teacher , Pattern Designer, Author , of several books and magazines
"Paper Dolls, Their History and How to Make Them"
"Dolls to Make for Fun and Profit"
"A Doll Shop of Your Own"
"Holiday Cards For You to Make"
"How to Make Marionettes"
'For a Little Girl's Christmas', from the 1934 Woman's Home Companion magazine
Just think about it ... dollmakers from young ones just learning to sew and creating their very first cloth dolls, to young ones at age of eighty using her designs for more than 70 years!! EFA dolls are still going strong , showing no sign of slowing down !
From Edith " quote"I have had in mind those women in homes all
over the country, who like to sew and make things and
who would like to earn a little extra money".
from A Doll Shop Of Your Own, p. ix"
Her dolls on any given day or holiday are always sooo very special, EFA dolls are one of my personal favorite dolls to create, Each new year I create a new special holiday EFA Doll... It has become a family tradition,
My EFA dolls are not always created for Christmas, but for all holidays and even special family events,
I create EFA dolls through out the year for pure enjoyment , relaxation ,
Great place to get your own EFA patterns
Cloth Doll Supply -"Patterns from the Past by Edith Flack Ackley"
I hope you enjoy,