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Making Waldorf Dolls

Creative Doll-Making with Children

Maricristin Sealey

160 pp.  

Hawthorn Press


Published:  August 2005


It is a beautiful thing, says Maricristin Sealey, "to craft a doll with your own hands, sew it together with love, then make a gift of it to your child with the words, 'I made this for you!'"

This comprehensive, well-illustrated book will give even the most nervous beginner the confidence to produce a unique, handcrafted toy from natural materials. Once you have mastered the basic baby dolls, you can progress to the more ambitious limbed and jointed dolls.

  • ten designs including soft, baggy, pouch, angel, sack and limbed dolls
  • instructions for knitted, sewn and embroidered hairstyles, lots of patterns for dolls' clothes and accessories
  • help with tools, techniques and materials
  • ideas for recycling clothing for dollmaking and where to get materials
This new edition is published with a completely revised resource list.

“A comprehensive guide to doll-making. The best instructions for doing hair styles that I have seen.” —Judy Quick, handwork teacher

“Maricristin's book is a fine source for the beginner doll maker. It is a valuable primer, full of practical tips, simple designs and clear, easy to follow instructions.” —Sara MacDonald, Magic Cabin Dolls Company

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