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!
Two tiny friends at sea…
Playing hide and seek: not even that foggy day could ever spoil their joy…
Wishing you all a wonderful sweet and sunny week-end!
Here is little Matz. This 7 inch/18cm little Waldorf Inspired baby boy doll
is designed and handmade by my with natural best quality possible materials and lots, lots of love and care. I used mohair locks for his wonderful baby hair (on the otherweise bold and oh so mischevieuos head), organic cottton jersey and soft organic cotton velvet for the clothing, organic sheep wool for stuffing and Swiss made doll making cotton tricot for the face. I love gorgeous structure of his hat – that is made of wool, silk and a bit mohair in dusty shades of brown and deep blue. This baby loves it, to put them off and back again! I have carefully hand embroidered his face. It has a fair skin tone.
I have soft sculptured the tiny head in the traditional Waldorf style of European doll making using carded organic sheep wool. His cotton clothing velvet can not be put off.
More cuddle baby dolls by Atelier Lavendel are available here.
I am back home again! After those days full of exiting events and exiting people, full of inspiration and admiration, I am finally home again, enjoying my family, my home and the beautiful nature here, the snowy montains, the cold and clear lake and all the gorgeous scenery with sweet signs of Spring now visible everywhere.
I am thinking back to the Waldorf Doll Making Seminar in Mennorode (the Netherlands).
The European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar has been a wonderful experience and an amazing opportunity to meet so many wonderful people, doll maker an doll lover. Thank you, Kamrin te Kronnie and Berend te Kronnie for making this happen! Many thanks to all amazing creative women who participated on my workshop! It has been so really wonderful to meet you all, to work and to laugh and to chat with you! I really enjoyed these wonderful days and I am looking forward to meet you again! Thanks to all wonderful and talented doll maker, thanks for your inspiration, you spirit and for sharing your experience! Thanks a lot, Maureen, Joanna and Maria, Agnieszka , Sonja and Daria!
The Little Textile Market, hold during the Seminar was definitely worth paying a visit to me. I am already looking forward to use all the wonderful materials: hand duyed fabrics, lace weight mohair in wonderful dusty colors and fine embroidery yarns.
Can you already see those new doll faces and clothes? I almost do! : )
Wishing you all peace and laughter in your harbour!
My handmade Waldorf pocket gnomes. I really do enjoy making them! These pocket gnomes with their red pointed hats, their thick cowls and tiny woollen blankets are usually keeping company to my larger dolls.
To me it is a feast for the fingers to touch all the finest materials they are made with: organic cotton velvet and organic clean sheep wool for the bodies, plant dyed wool for the cowls in different shades of green, lace weight mohair on silk (no poly used) for their soft tiny blankets and a gorgeous wool/silk blend for the pouches. I also love it to look into see these tiny faces, to see them coming to life in my hands, stitch by stitch. Adding a bit blush… Here they are!.. I do love them! : ) So happy, they agreed to accompany me to the European Waldorf Doll Making Seminar. : ) Hope, you like them too! : )
Wishing a nice day to you all!