I want to make my own Waldorf-inspired dolls....

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  1. momgoddess

    momgoddess Domestic Goddess

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    and I was wondering if anyone knows where I can order WOOL to stuff them with???

    TIA,
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    You can order it from Magic Cabin and they have kits too but I'm *sure* someone will post with a less expensive source. i was just about to post looking for more sources. lol! I need some wool felt too.
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    Momof6 Amity's Focus Member

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    Valerie,

    Here is a site. Great customer service and if you live near Portland, OR (I think, or maybe it is Seattle?)...she teaches classes on how to make Waldorf dolls.

    I'm ordering a underwear set from this site for a doll that Stephanie (a amity mama) is custom making for me.

    http://www.waldorfshop.net/joyswaldorfdolls/index.htm

    After Yule, I may order a kit from here and try my hand at making one. :)

    She also has patterns for clothes for Waldorf dolls.

    Hugs and Bright Blessings,

    Michelle
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    I have made dolls from (more)

    I've bought wool from Joy's Waldorf dolls by the pound along with doll skin yardage when she had a sale otherwise I like to buy kits.

    http://waldorfshop.net/joyswaldorfdolls/index.htm

    I made the 14" Baby Companion, the 6 and 10" Baby Buntings, and the 9 and 16" Button Babys.

    http://www.waldorf-toys.com

    I have made the Heart dolls, Rag doll, Babette, and Little Ones, etc. I have bought the Zonnekind Gangly and Cuddly dolls.

    http://www.magiccabindolls.com

    I have made the Little Blossom and Mermaid dolls

    The easiest are the ones with the legs and bodies in one piece like Joy's Waldorf Dolls 13" Little Love: http://waldorfshop.net/joyswaldorfdolls/kits/ltl_love.htm and Magic Cabin Dolls Playmates imo.

    If you can thread a needle you can make a doll! Just read the instructions on day, cut out the patterns the next and do it a little at a time!
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    Re: I have made dolls from (more)

    Thanks mama!!!

    I see that on Joy's site, you can order the head preshaped for a bit of extra $...how hard is the head to make anyway??? You can also order the body presewn. I know how to sew with a machine pretty good (make clothing etc..) and I have made two sock dolls by myself by hand and that went well.

    So, do I need the premade head? Just how difficult is it to get the head shaped? For some reason the head makes me nervous.

    Or, does one really just need the basic kit? I am not going to try a button doll or anything like that at first...just thinking about the 13" little love. Also, how difficult is the multistyle wig to do? I'd want to go with that one....OR should I just stick with the other wig that is already set in a style?

    I guess I have been waiting because I am worried I'll screw the whole darned thing up and the kits are not cheap. (they are less than the premade dolls, for sure...but, Ok what is my problem???!!!*lol*)

    Thanks in advance for helping me out...I know I did not start this thread and I hope it is ok that I am jumping in with more questions :)

    Bright Blessings,

    Michelle

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