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Making Soft Dolls book by Steffi Stern

Making Soft Dolls book by Steffi Stern

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An innovative doll making book by Steffi Stern inspired by her own experience of years of doll making and teaching and following Waldorf Dolls principles. 

• Foreword by Waldorf Educator Phillipe Reubke and endorsement by Great British Sewing Bee original Stuart Hillard. 

• Introducing hand-sewn and knitted dolls from soft natural materials for young and old to make and love.

• From very simple first dolls to more detailed dolls that can be dressed and accessorised.

• Includes a series of dolls house dolls and accessories including needle felted dogs and cats.

• Lots of projects for making clothes too! Includes 4 types of making heads.

• Beautifully designed with inspiring photos and clear and colourful drawn and written instructions.

• Suitable for total beginners.  

Here's a glowing review from David Kennedy in Waldorf Today:

(Newsletter Issue #518, 02/02/2021)

The 10 word review:

Everything you need to know about Waldorf doll making. Everything.

The longer review:
If you've ever wanted to learn about making soft dolls, then this is the book for you. Steffi Stern has created extensive patterns and instructions for a variety of dolls, from the simplest first doll all the way up to the big "baby" doll.

The foreward by Philipp Reubke and the first chapters explore "What is a Waldorf doll?", "Why Waldorf Dolls?" and "Doll Stories". Beginning the book with those topics is a great orientation for Waldorf doll making.

There is an extensive section on the materials you'll need for all the dolls, as well as a section on the skills you'll use for creating the dolls.  Steffi Stern is a master doll maker and her instructions are clear and precise. 

Making Soft Dolls has been gorgeously produced by Hawthorn Press. The illustrations that accompany the instructions are hand-drawn and colored by Lucy Guenot. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
A great resource

This book is packed with information and illustrations and inspiration, for both beginner and experienced doll makers. I have mainly made felt dolls up to now, so this will be different for me. However, there is so much information and ideas that I will be able to make use of whatever style I decide to make.

Faith White
Absolutely Captivating

This book is ideal for anybody who loves dolls, I had never even thought of making dolls for my grandaughter but this book has given me the know-how to make an entire dolls house worth and in suck a lovely easy to understand way, I cant recommend this highly enough its worth every penny to make an heirloom of your own!

Mrs Donna Sutherland

What a wealth of information on what to use to make different dolls, instructions to make dolls easy to follow and the stories behind the dolls so touching. Have made Hannes following pattern and you tube tutorial. Excited to make more.