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My name is Sarah Dressler; I’ve been drawing, painting and making things since I was a small child. While a student at the University of the Arts (20 something years ago) I dabbled in many areas of the visual arts, but my BFA is in Crafts with a focus in metals and jewelry.

When my daughter was 6 she fell in love with a cloth fairy doll a friend was given, I decided I’d try making one for her. I started with simple tube shaped limbs but have grown in my doll making skills and now design many types of dolls, from faeries and angels to dragons and trolls. Every doll is a one of a kind creation, using a variety of fabrics, yarns and other materials. I make my own patterns drawing inspiration from many sources: mythologies, history, fiction, nature, the fae of many world cultures and of course my 2…

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  • Joined October 21, 2008

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cloth, Yadeno mohair, eyelash yarns, pearls, silver, garnets, crystals, paint, ink, watercolor paper, Angelina film, Angelina fiber and so much more

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About

Thank you for your interest in my site.

My name is Sarah Dressler; I’ve been drawing, painting and making things since I was a small child. While a student at the University of the Arts (20 something years ago) I dabbled in many areas of the visual arts, but my BFA is in Crafts with a focus in metals and jewelry.

When my daughter was 6 she fell in love with a cloth fairy doll a friend was given, I decided I’d try making one for her. I started with simple tube shaped limbs but have grown in my doll making skills and now design many types of dolls, from faeries and angels to dragons and trolls. Every doll is a one of a kind creation, using a variety of fabrics, yarns and other materials. I make my own patterns drawing inspiration from many sources: mythologies, history, fiction, nature, the fae of many world cultures and of course my 2 children.

Six of my dolls made an appearance in the Summer 2006 issue of Art Doll Quarterly, in the Show & Tell section. In 2012 my Four Seasons dolls were given a 4 page spread with an article describing the process of their creation! The Spring 2014 issue of Art Doll Quarterly has a feature article on dolls that were inspired by the book "Night Circus."

A life long fascination with the mystique of the Middle Ages and Renaissance led me to eventually discover the Society for Creative Anachronism. Within the SCA I have learned the skills of the medieval scribe (calligraphy and illumination) and developed a deeper appreciation for the arts of those bygone days.

Recently, I have started working on some mixed media collages, and have begun to reawaken the dormant jeweler in my head, heart and hands.

Here, on Etsy, I am finally beginning to draw these many areas of my life together.

I live in a nonsmoking home, with my husband of 19 years our 2 wonderful teenagers, 3 hermit crabs and a hedgehog. As of the Spring of 2009 I moved all of my art supplies and projects into a stand alone studio! My family may actually be able to see the dining room table again!

Thank you for taking time to read my bio, I hope you enjoy my site.


I am a member of several Etsy teams
The Fantasy Artists of Etsy Team
http://team.etsy.com/viewteam.php?id=572

The Dollmakers of Etsy
https://www.etsy.com/teams/10838/dollmakers-of-etsy

Fantasy-Fairytale-Folklore team
https://www.etsy.com/teams/7032/fantasy-fairytale-folklore

Etsy Ugly Cute
https://www.etsy.com/teams/6637/etsy-ugly-cute

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