Doll Making Workshops in London and Online

Morning or evening short courses on how to make a Waldorf style doll in one of two different shapes.

I encourage you to enjoy the creative journey and celebrate the perfectly imperfect handmade.

I also offer one to one doll making tutorial sessions.

Examples of dolls made at my workshops are shown here, made mostly by complete beginner doll makers.

Upcoming Workshops

Handwork slows you down and brings you into the here and now, allowing your body and intellect to work together.

You will be making a Waldorf doll in your choice of patterns and skin colours, using natural materials including organic stuffing wool. We will shape the head with tubular bandage and binding string, embroider the simple features and sew the hair into a crocheted cap.

All levels are welcome, from beginner to experienced. We will be a small group and you will be well supported. Using a sewing machine is optional.


Four Monday/Thursday evenings and one Sunday morning in November

Online course with a little homework in between and whatsapp support throughout.

16, 19, 23, 26 November 6-8pm plus 22 November 10am-1pm

£95 plus £30 materials

In this online workshop we will be making a Waldorf style doll (slim doll shape). You will have a choice of skin and eye colours. You will learn how to shape the head with tubular bandage and binding string, sew on the face fabric, then embroider the features and attach the hair yarn onto a crochet cap.

We will use good quality natural materials including organic stuffing wool which will all be posted to you. I would encourage you to buy your own choice of yarn for your doll’s hair.

Skill level: all welcome, we will be a small, well supported group. Many complete beginners come to my workshops.

Book here

Three Tuesday mornings in December

Online course with a little homework in between and whatsapp support throughout.

1, 8, 15 December 9am-1pm

£95 plus £30 materials

In this online workshop we will be making a Waldorf style doll with button joints (like the classic teddy bear shape). You will have a choice of skin and eye colours. You will learn how to shape the head with tubular bandage and binding string, sew on the face fabric, then embroider the features and attach hair yarn onto a crochet cap.

We will use good quality natural materials including organic stuffing wool which will all be posted to you. I would encourage you to buy your own choice of yarn for your doll’s hair.

Skill level: all welcome, we will be a small, well supported group. Many complete beginners come to my workshops.

Book here

Children's doll making workshop - Five Monday afternoons in Jan/Feb

Online course with a little homework in between and whatsapp support throughout.

11, 18, 25, Jan 1, 8 Feb 4.30-6pm

£95 plus £30 materials

This workshop is intended for children aged 8 and up who would like to make their own doll. It would be good to have an adult in the background to help with the trickier sections.

This workshop is for the slim doll pattern (not the ‘teddy bear’ round shape doll).

You will be guided carefully through the process with five zoom meetings and lots of whatsapp support.

We will be using high quality, all natural materials including organic (non certified) stuffing wool from Rosewood farm in Yorkshire. You will be able to choose your eye and skin colour. Your kit will include a basic hair yarn if you wish but you are encouraged to buy your own separately as there is so much choice out there and this really adds to the character of your doll.

Skill level: Enthusiastic sewers age 8 and up. I believe in enjoying the process and not over focusing on the perfection of the result. Use of a sewing machine with adult supervision is optional.

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Four Thursday evenings and one Sunday morning in February

Online course with a little homework in between and whatsapp support throughout.

4, 11, 18, 25 February 7-9pm and Sunday 7 February 10am-1pm

£95 plus £30 materials

In this online workshop we will be making a Waldorf style doll with button joints (like the classic teddy bear shape). You will have a choice of skin and eye colours. You will learn how to shape the head with tubular bandage and binding string, sew on the face fabric, then embroider the features and attach hair yarn onto a crochet cap.

We will use good quality natural materials including organic stuffing wool which will all be posted to you. I would encourage you to buy your own choice of yarn for your doll’s hair.

Skill level: all welcome, we will be a small, well supported group. Many complete beginners come to my workshops.

Book here

Four Tuesday mornings  in March

Online course with a little homework in between and whatsapp support throughout.

2, 9, 16, 23 March 10-1pm

£95 plus £30 materials

In this online workshop we will be making a Waldorf style doll (slim doll shape). You will have a choice of skin and eye colours. You will learn how to shape the head with tubular bandage and binding string, sew on the face fabric, then embroider the features and attach the hair yarn onto a crochet cap.

We will use good quality natural materials including organic stuffing wool which will all be posted to you. I would encourage you to buy your own choice of yarn for your doll’s hair.

Skill level: all welcome, we will be a small, well supported group. Many complete beginners come to my workshops.

Book here

Some comments from participants

The workshop was invaluable for all their attention and the benefit of their expertise and enabled me to make a doll that I know my daughter will love and cherish. The atmosphere was lovely and supportive and the two days very enjoyable.

Donna

The workshop was really inspiring and the instructions and clear step by step explanations. I can’t wait to start a new doll for testing my memory and specially your experienced tips!!. You and Sevim were very tuned together and warm towards all of us and the structure and the progress of the two sessions were in a very pleasant pace.

Mita

Thank you once again for your guidance during the wonderful workshop – I really enjoyed it. Joe (my son) has been a hard task master but his sky fairy is now complete and to his satisfaction!

Maddie

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