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Ecomoma 10-04-2012 07:34 AM

Waldorf Dolls
 
I am having difficulty finding a doll maker in the US which dolls I like. (suggestions welcome) I really want to get the kids back to basics with toys and would love for my daughter to have one. Is it completely insane for me to believe I could teach myself to make these dolls before Christmas? Probably, even so can you ladies suggest any resources and where the best place to start is? :) TIA

jacandy 10-04-2012 10:35 AM

I think you could def make one! I think it's weir that has kits.

Ecomoma 10-04-2012 05:21 PM

Re: Waldorf Dolls
 
Yea, I came across those in my search. Hope it comes with all you need. Still much cheaper.

mgmsrk 10-05-2012 09:57 AM

Re: Waldorf Dolls
 
Weir tells you what is missing from their kits that you need to buy, mostly needles.

Before you go with a kit what is it about the 'US' dolls that you don't like? It's important that you identify that and be sure you can make a doll that you like.

Ecomoma 10-05-2012 10:13 AM

Re: Waldorf Dolls
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mgmsrk (Post 15773426)
Weir tells you what is missing from their kits that you need to buy, mostly needles.

Before you go with a kit what is it about the 'US' dolls that you don't like? It's important that you identify that and be sure you can make a doll that you like.

To be honest I can't really find any US dolls only a couple. Its not that I don't like US dolls, just the two I found. I think its really just the hair I didn't like. It looks... flat

mgmsrk 10-05-2012 11:39 AM

Re: Waldorf Dolls
 
http://www.etsy.com/search?q=Waldorf...US&min=0&max=0

That should give you about ten thousand choices. The hair is just about how you make the wig, what size yarn and how much you use.

ecomother 10-05-2012 12:18 PM

Re: Waldorf Dolls
 
I've made several waldorf dolls and it's time consuming and makes my fingertips sore but it's really fun to see the doll "come to life" in the process. You can order wool by calling West Earl Woolen Mill at (717) 859-2241 (they do not have a website) and their prices are unbeatable. You can make a doll using a flesh toned cotton jersey t-shirt or get interlock at JoAnn's, or order it online (I have some from Weir and also some very high-end Swiss skin which I love because it doesn't pill). You can get a 5-inch doll making needle at JoAnn's (you need this to do the eyes/mouth) plus the embroidery thread is available there. You can definitely make a doll before the holidays, just devote a few hours a night :) Good luck!

Art mama 10-05-2012 12:20 PM

Re: Waldorf Dolls
 
I need to make one of these for my girls

Ecomoma 10-05-2012 02:53 PM

Re: Waldorf Dolls
 
Thanks for your help ladies :) I think I can do it! Just have to find one I like just in case ;)

ecomother 10-06-2012 08:33 AM

Re: Waldorf Dolls
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ecomoma (Post 15774913)
Thanks for your help ladies :) I think I can do it! Just have to find one I like just in case ;)

Ok, good luck mama!


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