Home Spun Waldorf Dolls
I am a local mother of two small children, and I can’t stop imagining and creating these dolls. Children reflect what they see, and I want them to see beauty all around them. I make these dolls to help myself navigate this wild world and to provide an anchor for the children that take them home. I hope that they can see a little of themselves in these dolls as they practice dancing and playing and protesting and engaging in the world through imaginative play.
These are carefully crafted durable dolls. We want children to play with these dolls. I am a Fibershed producer, committed to sourcing materials locally whenever possible. The doll bodies are filled with organic millet or flax and local organic lavender. They are perfectly weighted and very huggable. The limbs and head are stuffed with fluffy wool from Sebastopol farms. The skin fabric is cotton jersey, Oeko Tex certified. The faces are sculpted with high-quality organic wool. The doll wigs are crocheted with high-quality wild, brushable mohair yarns and locks from local sheep. The crocheted garments feature hand spun yarns from local artisans, including yarns spun from wool from my own backyard Angora Rabbits. I hope that you can take one home and enjoy it.
I offer dollmaking kits for those of you that endeavor to make your own special doll. You can choose a pre-made kit, available at Art and Soul in Sebastopol or request a custom hair color (and style), eye color and skin tone. These kits come in four sizes, 6” (tiny pocket doll), 8” (perfect for the doll that goes everywhere), 12” (my favorite size) and 14” upon request. Clothing is sold separately. Contact me to order a kit.
I offer 3 hour workshops at Art and Soul in Sebastopol, for those of you that purchase a pre-made kit or request a custom kit. This allows you to make the dolls in a social environment, which is much more fun. It also gives me an opportunity to help you if you get stuck. If time permits, I can teach some specialty techniques such as needle felting the faces. If you are interested in a workshop, check the schedule and sign up at Art and Soul, or email me.