Ariane and Luca are now available here.
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!
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! : )
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.
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!
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.
Waking un early in the morning, wandering trough the woods, listening to early birds songs, feeling the dew on her feet… Meet Felicia! All natural ooak natural fibers doll by Atelier Lavendel She comes with her Liberty dress, organic cotton pants, original Donegal tweed shoes and matching lace weight mohair cowl.
Playing hide and seek and dressing-up like a princess, that is what Imgrid likes most. Standing 9 inches, Imgrid is an ooak natural fiber doll by Atelier Lavendel. She comes with her Liberty of London dress, original Donegal tweed shoes, leggings of organic cotton and a lace weight mohair cowl.
Imgrid is now available here .
Dora loves the colours of the Summer: sunny yellow, light green like the fresh grass in June and fire-like red. Dora the read head stands 9 inches, she is an one-of-a-kind natural fibers doll, made by Atelier Lavendel. I used all natural organic materialf to create this doll: organic cotton batiste, clean sheep wool and hand dyed mohair. Dora is now available here .