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  • Publisher: Hawthorn Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 15 April 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781912480050
  • Stock: 17 in stock
  • Size: 200x250 mm
  • Illustrations: 256
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £16.99
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Making Soft Dolls


Simple Waldorf designs to sew and love by Steffi Stern

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Book Description

Why do Waldorf dolls have such simple facial features? What is it about dolls that captures the imagination of children and adults around the world? This book answers these questions and highlights the power of dolls when used for therapeutic purposes, recognizing that soft dolls aren’t just for children. From the simplest rag doll to more complex characters, this book gives clear instructions, a guide to buying your materials and upcycling materials you already own. These dolls are easy to make and are a perfect present that will be loved for generations.

Included is a foreward by Philipp Reubke, Council member of the International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education (IASWECE) who explains why it is important for Waldorf dolls to have simple, open faces to inspire imaginative play.

About the Author

About Steffi Stern

Handcrafting has been a part of Steffi Stern’s life as long as she can remember, having grown up in Germany. After having a family, Steffi opened a craft shop in Gloucestershire, UK and began to get more and more interested in needle felting  a way of sculpting with wool. She co-owns The Makerss, an online needle felting specialist shop, with her business partner Sophie Buckley. Visit their website www.themakerss.co.uk

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