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.
Looking forward to meet you in Mennorode!
May light and love keep every house safe and happy!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018 to all!
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!
A few days spent in Devon seems to have left back some precious jewels of memories to think of back again and yet again. The tea pots shelves in a tea shop in Newton Abbot, the magnificent view out of the art nouveau style comfortable Grand seats in Torquay, the taste of home made cones with clotted cream, the open sea behind the Parson and clerk rocks, traditional crafters of Cockingtone, the thatched roofs of Totnes and mists, mist and mists of the moor. Have we really heard the Baskerville hound around?…
This amazingly atmospheric area, surrounded by moors and the sea, with its towering red rocks and imaginable heather scent, old villages spread here and there and ever tempting smell of freshly fried fish makes altogether an amazing subtle but impressive mixture you just have to fall in love with. Thank you so very much Debbie and Marcus for all the warm welcome, for the warmth of your hearts , for sharing these mysteries!
With all this magic in my heart I have been best prepared to take in a new knowledge and a new experience. Creating an amazing doll soul with Meglena of North Coast Dolls in Newton Abbot — in the next post.
Wishing lovely last October day to all!
Atelier Lavendel is going to make a short summer break.
See you in September!
Wishing a beautiful Holiday Season to all,
Great news here: new Waldorf doll making workshops coming soon! Make your very own Waldorf doll with Atelier Lavendel, using the best quality available materials and original designs. Atelier Lavendel is going to participate, along with many great artists and doll makers, at the European Waldorf Doll making Seminar 2018, 25–27 May 2018 in Mennorode, Netherlands. We intend to offer two different workshops in Waldorf doll making and bear making, as following. How do you like it? ♥♥♥
Waldorf Inspired Doll 30 cm
During this workshop we are going to create your own Waldorf inspired all natural play doll. We will be modeling the doll’s head using traditional techniques of European doll making, crochet an especially fluffy doll wig, stuff pre-stitched body parts firmly and evenly, assemble the doll parts with its limbs free movable and pose able and finally stitch the dolls face.
Fee: 160,- Euro
Miniature Teddy Bear Classic Style
During this workshop we are going to create your very own one-of-a-kind miniature classic style teddy bear, inspired by traditional mid-century teddy bears — a little heirloom and companion to your doll, your child or yourself. We will be hand sewing the pre-cut bears head, body and limbs. We will also be modeling the head, installing the handmade glass eyes, use cotter pins, assemble the bear parts in a natural way, stuff and weight them. You will learn how to sympathetically age your bear to give him lovely vintage look and hand paint the head, body and limbs for more bear-personality. No bear making experience required. Basic doll making skills could be useful.
Fee: 145 Euro
Hope to see you in soon!