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Making Waldorf Dolls

Creative Doll-Making with Children

August 2005
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  • Publisher
    Hawthorn Press
  • Published
    1st August 2005
  • ISBN 9781903458587
  • Language English
  • Pages 160 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.7"

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.”

“A very easy-to-follow and nicely illustrated book, there are lots of patterns for many different Steiner style dolls. There are patterns for clothes, carrycots, hair ideas, and saris, plus African dresses for African dolls. It’s a really good book for picking out the bits you like to make, to make your own personal doll that would make a very special gift for a child. These are dolls to really fire the child”s imagination.”

— Education Otherwise

C O N T E N T S:


A First Project

1. General Techniques
2. Hair
3. Small Dolls
4. Soft Dolls
5. Limbed Dolls
6. Clothes


Maricristin Sealey

Maricristin Sealey is a professional doll maker, who has many years' experience of teaching people how to make dolls. Her dolls draw on a rich variety of European traditions.