Two days of doll-making workshop with all materials provided. We will be making a floppy and weighted 13.5″ Waldorf inspired baby doll with traditional face , ears, and cute little hands.
For the weight in this doll we will be using some glass beads. Glass beads are not suitable for little children. If you wish you can fill your doll only with wool.
For the hair of the doll you can choose mohair teddy bear fabric or brushed mohair yarn. The wig will be made in advance, but you will have instructions and patterns of how it was made.
Before the workshop you will be able to choose the colour of the hair and the skin you wish to have for your doll.
It is not necessary to have doll-making experience for this workshop, but hand sewing and embroidering skills are needed. This workshop is more suitable for people who are experienced sewers.
The full price is £320 for the workshop. In the price all the materials refreshments. After the workshop you will receive a tutorial and pattern for the doll we have made. The full amount is payable at the workshop. With the £100 deposit you secure your space.
The deposit is unrefundable unless I can fill your space.
Once you have payed the deposit I will get in touch with details, skin colour and hair colour options.
On both days (11-12th May) it will be from 9 am till 7 pm on Saturday, and 9am till 6pm on Sunday. I will try to make sure that you will be going home with a ready Waldorf doll.
All of the sewing work in the two days will be hand-stitching. We will not use sewing machines. I will be pre-sewing the body of the dolls with a sewing machine.
After the workshop I will email you the full tutorial and patterns for the doll you made.
We will not have time to make clothes for the doll, but there will be some baby suits nappies and knitted clothes available to purchase and you will be provided with patterns for making some outfits for your doll in advance if you wish to do so.
To sum it up:
This doll making workshop will cover, making and shaping the head of a traditional Waldorf doll. We also will be using needle felting technic to add to the features to make your doll look super cute. We will add some weight , using glass beads, stitching the body together, learn to make cute baby hands and learn to embroider the eyes and the mouth..
The class will be small in order to give more teaching time and support to participants.
You will need to bring your own lunch for Saturday, but refreshments will be provided.
There will be some meals offered for additional charges.