Waldorf doll Makers

When I began making Waldorf dolls in 1986, the only dolls available were those made individually, by hand, by a person who was a doll maker. Often customers would send a picture of their child. There’s something special about a doll made by hand, with a particular child in mind. It is a work of love.

Since then, the market has been flooded by factory made Waldorf dolls, manufactured in various countries and imported to the states. We stopped making dolls years ago, but often receive requests from customers looking for a doll maker who makes dolls individually, by hand, especially for their child.

Individual dollmakers are still out there to make that special doll with love.
Here are some of these folks:

US Doll Makers

I met my first Waldorf Doll and never forgot her. Years later, when I retired from teaching I worked long and hard… nearly a year… to perfect my doll. They are all original because for the life of me, I can’t make them the very same! I love making them and imagining a child loving them one day. I recently made a bride doll for my daughter using bits of my wedding dress, her wedding dress and handmade lace from her grandmother and great, great grandmother.

Pam Currie

Email: [email protected]
Website: CatiAnn Handcrafted Original Dolls

My passion is working with fabric and my favorite item to make with fabric is dolls! I have sold my handcrafted Waldorf-inspired soft dolls for over a year on my website.

Human beings are the only species that are known to make an image of themselves. Dolls of many forms and materials have been around as long as humans have been! Many are hundreds of years old and still well-preserved. Dolls actually increase in value with time and are one of the few things that will not be replaced by technology. All these are reasons that make being a doll artist so special.

Misty Deal

Email: [email protected]
Website: Netchie Dolls Web Site
Shop: Etsy Shop
Social: Facebook

I create heirloom wool foxes and bunnies in a variety of sizes. Each one is hand-stitched and can be specially outfitted to the customer’s wishes. Putting them together into family or friend groupings makes an extra nice display. I use only high-quality materials including those that I find at Weir Crafts such as 100% Merino wool felt and BioWool stuffing.

Megan Keller Wysocki

Email: [email protected]
Website: Wool Homespun Friends Etsy Shop

I became a doll maker by default; my Waldorf-educated child wanted a doll. I discovered that each doll, like each child, has a personality all his or her own, and that finding those personalities in the wool and cotton was a delight.

I use only cotton and wool in my dolls, machine stitch the bodies and hair to ensure years of play and love, and hand finish the faces using embroidery floss. Each custom-ordered doll is made in close consultation with you, so that skin tone and hairstyle are as you’d like.

Michelle Williams

Email: [email protected]
Website: Mommy’s Craft Basket
Social: Facebook

I have a love of sharing handwork creations..and also helping people learn their own abilities to create beautiful dolls, clothing, yarn, and more!Doll classes, knit and crochet classes, sewing classes ongoing, Paypal and Credit Cards accepted.

Cathryn Bump | Orange County, NY

Email: [email protected]

Using my imagination to craft beautiful and unique art has been a love of mine since I was a young child. Over the past 10 years I have created countless works of art, but nothing has lit a spark in my eyes and warmth in my heart like the joy I get from creating whimsical Waldorf dolls. Creating keepsake dolls for loving homes to cherish forever is an immense love of mine and time that I truly treasure. Each doll is patiently crafted with love and care in a pet free and smoke free home and come with their own unique set of fascinating and fun facts! To add to their immaculate quality they are each crafted in the beautiful natural state of Arkansas with high quality materials.

Elise Stean | Russellville, AR

Email: [email protected]
Website: Fable Doll House Etsy shop
Social: Facebook

I make many sizes of custom dolls from very tiny to large and cuddly, lots of different animals, fairies, elves and gnomes, and hand dyed doll clothes. You are cordially invited to visit my website and see the creations I have photographed in my beloved garden that inspires me to create.

Joyce Harris | Deep Springs, TX

Email: [email protected]
Website: Hillcountry Dollmaker

My name is Ulla Seckler. I was born and raised in Germany and moved to Colorado in 1995. I have been sewing and making things practically all my life. After I had children of my own in the US I was worried that they would grow up without the same quality handmade items and toys that I had when I was little. So I started making German Style cloth dolls after my daughter was born. Once I started making the dolls, I began making clothes for them as well. Some of the patterns I use have been handed down in the family. It has been years since I started making dolls. I still enjoy it so very much. It gives me great pleasure when I receive pictures and wonderful notes from people who tell me how much their child loves a doll that I made for them.

Ulla Seckler | Greeley, CO

Email: [email protected]
Websites: German Dolls LLC | Blog

I began sewing dolls for my own children to bring them joy and and to inspire their pretend play. Each doll is crafted from quality materials and the clothing and accessories are soft and fun. Natural fibers make the dolls seem alive and warm both soothing and nourishing to the touch.

Kim MacMillan

Email: [email protected]
Website: Small World Dolls

Canadian Waldorf Dollmakers

At Bamboletta dolls we handcraft a variety of different dolls to suit every age. We create truly unique dolls, each of them emerging from fabric and wool with entirely different personalities. At Bamboletta we put a bit of a modern spin on traditional dolls.

Christina Platt | Cobble Hill, B.C.

Email: [email protected]
Website: Bamboletta Dolls

Australian Waldorf Dollmakers

My Waldorf inspired dolls are hand made from all natural fibres using my own patterns based on the traditional European style cloth dolls and can be customized to suit your needs. Please contact me if you would like a custom made doll. I’m happy to work with you so you can buy the doll of your dreams.

Jenny Marshall | Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Little Jenny Wren

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