11. June 2018

European Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018

Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Atelier Lavendel Dolls: Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Elspeet, the Netherlands, has passed as a firework of all kinds of beautiful impressions around the doll art and Waldorf doll making. Wal­dorf Doll Sem­i­nar 2018 in Elspeet, the Nether­lands, has passed as a fire­work of all kinds of beau­ti­ful impres­sions around the doll art and Wal­dorf doll mak­ing. Meet­ing new and old friends has been an exis­ten­tial part of the event. As much as enjoy­ing amaz­ing, dif­fer­ent, intrigu­ing, charm­ing dolls by many dif­fer­ent bril­liant­ly tal­ent­ed doll artists every­where. Teach­ing my work­shops in this doll-pas­sion­ate atmos­phere has been a tru­ly mag­i­cal expe­ri­ence. Thank you so much, my dear par­tic­i­pants, you great ladies, for your hard work, your patience and your smiles. Thanks to my doll mak­er col­leagues, it was great and high­ly inspir­ing to see you and to talk to you again.  And thou­sand thanks to Kam­rin and Berend, the organ­is­ing hands behind the all of it.
Hop­ing to see you all soon again!
Love,
Ele­na
♥♥♥

 

18. May 2018

European Waldorf Doll Seminar: Preparing

Atelier Lavendel dolls: Last preparations to be done before the European Waldorf Doll Seminar starts. Waldorf inspired dolls. handmade in Germany. Atelier Lavendel dolls: Last preparations to be done before the European Waldorf Doll Seminar starts. Waldorf inspired dolls. handmade in Germany. Atelier Lavendel dolls: Last preparations to be done before the European Waldorf Doll Seminar starts. Waldorf inspired dolls. handmade in Germany. Atelier Lavendel dolls: Last preparations to be done before the European Waldorf Doll Seminar starts. Waldorf inspired dolls. handmade in Germany. Atelier Lavendel dolls: Last preparations to be done before the European Waldorf Doll Seminar starts. Waldorf inspired dolls. handmade in Germany. Last prepa­ra­tions to be done before the Euro­pean Wal­dorf Doll Sem­i­nar starts. Doll sis­ters pos­ing togeth­er. Sum­mer doll dress­es for the dolls to be made in my doll mak­ing work­shop packed. Hats an cowls for lit­tle bears we are going to made in my artist bear work­shop. Some sweet lit­tle presents to the par­tic­i­pants to sweet­en our day. And — Ate­lier Lavn­del work­shop cer­tifi­cates, when all are ready. Just a walk into the woods and fields around the cor­ner with Martha, my mod­ell bear. Now — all here, all pre­pared.
Real­ly look­ing to meet you all! See you in Elspeet!  :  )
Love,
Ele­na
♥♥♥

16. April 2018

Lenni and Max

waldorf natural fibers doll handmade by Atelier Lavendel. All natural best quality organic materials. Handmade in Germany. waldorf natural fibers doll handmade by Atelier Lavendel. All natural best quality organic materials. Handmade in Germany. waldorf natural fibers doll handmade by Atelier Lavendel. All natural best quality organic materials. Handmade in Germany.

waldorf natural fibers doll handmade by Atelier Lavendel. All natural best quality organic materials. Handmade in Germany. waldorf natural fibers doll handmade by Atelier Lavendel. All natural best quality organic materials. Handmade in Germany. I want you to meet Lenni and Max. Lenni is an OOAK wal­dorf nat­ur­al fibers doll, stand­ing 16 inch­es, hand­made by Ate­lier Laven­del with lots love and care. Max is her tiny baby doll.

Lenni wears yel­low pol­ka dot­ted dress, dec­o­rat­ed with orig­i­nal antique Ger­man West­phalian cot­ton lace, white-red stripped leg­gings of organ­ic cot­ton, undies beneath and booties of green and white felt, made of pure wool. I made her large cowl with orig­i­nal Done­gal Tweed. She loves her del­i­cate vin­tage Scotch broche with sparkling marcasite’s , which she is using as a cowl clo­sure. Her hair pin is dec­o­rat­ed with a red hand felt­ed rose of Aus­tralian finest meri­no wool.  All her  clothes are remov­able and wash­able.

Lenni´s spe­cial heir­loom is her gen­uine red Coral neck­ace.  Coral is believed to increase self-esteem and ener­gy. Bal­ances and dis­si­pates neg­a­tive ener­gy. Pro­motes suc­cess, abun­dance and clear think­ing, pro­tec­tive and lucky when worn as jew­ellery. Tiny 2,5mm Coral beads are strung here on a  silk cord with the ends left dec­o­ra­tive­ly to fray.  This neck­lace is to close secure­ly and com­fort­ably  with a  mag­net­ic sil­ver met­al clo­sure. It is 7 inch­es long, so that it would make a sweet bracelet to a girl or young woman.

Lenni has blue eyes, which are care­ful­ly hand embroi­dered. Her hair is made with Dol­ly­Mo mohair. It is cro­cheted into a cap with her braids fas­tened on both sides of her head pony-tails style. It can be  restyled and gen­tly combed. This doll has a neck, ears, a bel­ly but­ton and a sweet bum. Her head is soft sculp­tured of clean organ­ic sheep wool. Through the inner arma­ture in her neck the head is slight­ly mov­able, gen­tle but most expres­sive ges­tures and expres­sions are pos­si­ble. The body is firm­ly stuffed with 100% organ­ic pure wool; the “skin” is of high-qual­i­ty 100% cot­ton inter­lock from tra­di­tion­al Swiss man­u­fac­ture.

Her shoul­der bag with a lamp work mush­room pen­dant is cro­chet wit my favourite eth­i­cal­ly made wool/silk/mohair fibre. Tiny friend of Lenny, she calls her Max, is usu­al­ly sit­ting in this car­ry bag quite still and look­ing around.  Max is wear­ing light blur over­all  of organ­ic cot­ton vel­vet, which  can not be put off. Her hat and cowl of  gor­geous wool/wild silk blend in gen­tle shades of green and beige, as well as her tiny blan­ket of lace weight mohair can be put off. Her hair of Dol­ly­Mo mohair can be gen­tly fin­ger combed.

This doll is  made to be a com­pan­ion and a true play mate with­in a free imag­i­na­tive play and can be hand washed in a basin with a mild soap. Because of her del­i­cate hair I rec­om­mend  spot clean­ing as long time as pos­si­ble.

Lenni and Max are now avail­able here.

12. March 2018

Spring Breeze

ooak natural fibers waldorf dolls: Meet Spring handmade by Atelier Lavendel using all natural beat quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Atelier Lavendel Waldorf dolls: This little one is enjoying the the sunshine, sitting in his cosy woollen pouch and waiting for his friend, Lenni. ooak natural fibers waldorf dolls: Meet Spring handmade by Atelier Lavendel using all natural beat quality materials. Handmade in Germany. Atelier Lavendel Waldorf dolls: This little one is enjoying the the sunshine, sitting in his cosy woollen pouch and waiting for his friend, Lenni. This lit­tle one is enjoy­ing the sun­shine and dain­ty scent of the first  anemones you can see every­where walk­ing in the woods here. Sit­ting in his cosy woollen pouch, he is  just smil­ing hap­pi­ly and look­ing for­ward to meet his friend, Lenni. More pic­tures of both of them  com­ing soon. Wish­ing an inspir­ing spring breeze to every­one!
Love, Ele­na
♥♥♥

10. February 2018

Doll Making Workshop by Atelier Lavendel

Waldorf doll making workshop by Atelier Lavendel. Join us on the European Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Mennororde and create your own original Waldorf doll. The Euro­pean Wal­dorf Doll Sem­i­nar in Men­norode, the Nether­lands is near­ing. Amongst absolute­ly won­der­ful doll mak­er Ate­lier Laven­del is  offer­ing our own doll mak­ing work­shop on 25–26th May. It is a 40cm tra­di­tion­al Wal­dorf style orig­i­nal Ate­lier Laven­del doll, which we are going to cre­ate togeth­er. Advanced doll mak­ers and begin­ners are wel­come.
We have just free spots avail­able. Please feel free to apply here or to con­tact me direct­ly, if you wish to join us.
Hei­dy shell be one of my inspi­ra­tion for this pro­to­type doll, which is now in the mak­ing. It is a new pat­tern I am using for it, with some more advanced details in mak­ing but look­ing still tra­di­tion­al clas­sic Wal­dorf style.
There are also some free spots in my bear mak­ing work­shop on 26–27th May on the Sem­i­nar in Men­norode. This lit­tle guy on the pic­ture below will be assist­ing us to bring into being your own sweet and cud­dly orig­i­nal minia­ture artist bears. No bear mak­ing expe­ri­ence is required.
Waldorf doll making workshop by Atelier Lavendel. Join us on the European Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Mennororde and create your own original Waldorf doll. Waldorf doll making workshop by Atelier Lavendel. Join us on the European Waldorf Doll Seminar 2018 in Mennororde and create your own original Waldorf doll.

Look­ing for­ward to meet you in Men­norode!
Love, Ele­na

16. January 2018

Heidi

Handmade Waldorf play doll by Atelier Lavendel. Lovingly hand made with all natural organic materials. Handmade in Germany Handmade Waldorf play doll by Atelier Lavendel. Lovingly hand made with all natural organic materials. Handmade in Germany Handmade Waldorf play doll by Atelier Lavendel. Lovingly hand made with all natural organic materials. Handmade in Germany Hei­di has been a cus­tom doll, made just for the lit­tle hands, stand­ing 17 inch­es. Hei­di trav­elled to her new home on a windy day to see the snowy moun­tains and to make a lit­tle girl smile. This doll is a tra­di­tion­al Ate­lier Laven­del Wal­dorf inspired doll, lov­ing­ly made by hand with lots atten­tion to detail.

23. December 2017

Merry Christmas!

May light and love keep every house safe and hap­py!
Mer­ry Christ­mas and a Hap­py New Year 2018 to all!
Love,
Ele­na

20. December 2017

Christmas Angels

A beau­ti­ful and blessed Christ­mas time
full of angels to every­one!
Love,
Ele­na

27. November 2017

Edith

Waldorf doll needle-felted face ready to ship. Made in Germany. Handmade with all natural high quality materials organic dolls by Atelier Lavendel. Waldorf doll needle-felted face ready to ship. Made in Germany. Handmade with all natural high quality materials organic dolls by Atelier Lavendel. Waldorf doll needle-felted face ready to ship. Made in Germany. Handmade with all natural high quality materials organic dolls by Atelier Lavendel. Waldorf doll needle-felted face ready to ship. Made in Germany. Handmade with all natural high quality materials organic dolls by Atelier Lavendel. Waldorf doll needle-felted face ready to ship. Made in Germany. Handmade with all natural high quality materials organic dolls by Atelier Lavendel. Enjoy­ing the colours of the Autumn, exper­i­ment­ing with the sizes. Meet Edith! Edith is a small Ate­lier Laven­del doll stand­ing 9 inch­es. She has soft mod­elled and slight­ly nee­dle felt­ed face. Her pur­ple dress is made with lib­er­ty of Lon­don fab­ric, her shoes are  Done­gal tweed, her shiny cowl is made with gor­geous artist made wool/silk blend.
Edith is now avail­able here.

10. November 2017

Workshop with Megelena of North Coast Dolls

Waldorf doll making workshop North Coast Dolls, Newton Abbot, UK. Wonderful artist made all natural dolls to be treasured forever. Atelier Lavendel Waldorf dolls. Waldorf doll making workshop North Coast Dolls, Newton Abbot, UK. Wonderful artist made all natural dolls to be treasured forever. Atelier Lavendel Waldorf dolls   Wal­dorf doll mak­ing work­shop with North Coast Doll: two amaz­ing days with Megle­na of North Coast Dolls host­ed by Deb­bie Pool (Lit­tle Oake Dolls) , two days full of cre­ativ­i­ty and best spir­its seemed to pass much too quick. Enjoyed every sin­gle minute of them, absolute­ly!
A real­ly spe­cial, great expe­ri­ence I can only point out to to every­one who loves Wal­dorf dolls. The wel­com­ing atmos­phere cre­at­ed by Megle­na, gen­er­ous­ly shar­ing her exquis­ite skills, com­plet­ed  fairy-like with every back­ground sup­port by Deb­bie makes sure you feel real­ly  inspired and con­fi­dent.
The first you see enter­ing the work­shop room is a friend­ly Megle­nas smile, the dreamy face of the doll mod­el (she is pos­ing us in the gar­den on the first pic­ture) and care­ful­ly pre­pared kits on the table includ­ing oh so pret­ty doll dress­es made with nat­ur­al linen and exquis­ite Lib­er­ty fab­ric, made by Magle­na her­self for every doll soul to be born  with­in those walls this week-end.
Patience, keep­ing an eye on every detals and hav­ing an encour­ag­ing word for every one of us, this is Megle­nas teach­ing in per­fec­tion. Thank you so much, Megle­na for this won­der­ful expe­ri­ence! Wish­ing you all the best for the future!
And a  very spe­cial tip: just have a look in Deb­bies sup­plies room. That is mag­i­cal. Thank you Deb­bi for giv­ing us a chance to explore it! There are amaz­ing  locks, which Deb­bie dyes by hand her­self, new yarns in beau­ti­ful nat­ur­al shades and amaz­ing qual­i­ty, pure won­der­ful­ly dyed felt and fab­rics — just all the beau­ty you can imag­ine and a bit more.
As for me — as the day pass, in my heart are still stay­ing  all the mag­i­cal impes­sions of this week-end and  — of course, my new doll (the third pic­ture).  Just sit­ting here now and lis­ten­ing.
Already dressed up by my youngest, to be sure.
Wish­ing a won­der­ful cre­ative time to you all!
Love,
Ele­na