Waldorf Dolls & Friends

A Doll Making Retreat In Belgium, Europe
for hobbyists, beginner doll makers and professional doll makers.


Meet, Greet & Create In An International Workshop in Clairefontaine, Belgium

The Ewdor Dollmaking Retreat 2020 has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and moved to a new date. It will take place from May 31 to June 4, 2023 in Clairefontaine. 
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Das Ewdor Dollmaking Retreat 2020 wurde aufgrund der COVID-19-Pandemie verschoben und auf einen neuen Termin festgestellt. Sie findet vom 31. Mai bis 4. Juni 2023 in Clairefontaine statt. 

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Le Ewdor Dollmaking Retreat 2020 a été reporté en raison de la pandémie de COVID-19 et transféré à une nouvelle date. Il aura lieu du 31 mai au 4 juin 2023 à Clairefontaine. 

Nous travaillerons à la mise à jour de notre site web à partir d’automne 2022

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European Waldorf Doll Making Retreat 2023 (EWDOR)
A unique and inspiring event for all skill levels in Waldorf Doll Making. Our theme for 2023 is "Waldorf Dolls & Friends" We are very happy to announce the next European Waldorf Doll Retreat to be held from 31st May - 4th June 2023
08 aug. 09:00 – 12:54
81, rue du Cloître, 6706 Arlon, Belgium


Word from Waldorf Doll Makers

We would like to add how much we value your participation, your kind words and feedback and read more below to hear reviews straight from the source. Let your wonderful feedback speak for itself.



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Founder, Organiser & Host International Waldorf Retreat

I was born in the Netherlands, raised in South East Asia in a mixed cultural society- East and West. At an early age   I started developing the love of creativity in art and needlecraft.  Read More



"The Woodstock of doll makers"

"I am so much looking forward to the 2020 edition of the European Waldorf Doll Seminar! It will be the third time I participate. What am I looking forward to? Firstly to getting together for a few days with other like-minded (and like-handed) people, all passionate about doll making and coming from many different countries. And secondly to the variety of workshops with well known teachers to choose from, to create big dolls or small ones;  dolls for small children, like the traditional Waldorf Dolls, or workshops for Fiber Art Dolls.
 I do hope that it will be as inspiring as in 2016 and 2018, with the participation of doll makers of a whole range of backgrounds, whether beginner or confirmed, teacher or student, (grand)mother or professional doll maker. I’m sure that the ambiance will be wonderful again, sharing ideas, laughing, sewing, tying and felting until our fingers hurt. All of this once again in a pleasant, natural environment (I happen to know the beautiful Belgian Ardennes).
 I wonder if we can thank Kamrin and Berend enough for all the trouble they go through, organizing this bi-annual event described by Loulabee in 2018 as:  "The Woodstock of doll makers." 

Agathe Quanjer (France)


"Zo terugkijkend op het afgelopen jaar wil ik je graag nog een keer bedanken voor het geweldige Seminar in mei. Voor mij een hele mooie ervaring om met zoveel Internationale poppenmaaksters de liefde voor wol en poppen te kunnen delen.Fantastisch dat jij en Berend dit samen mogelijk maken en zoveel “joy” brengen. Dank je wel voor al jullie inspanningen. Ik verheug mijzelf op het EWDOR 2020."

Anja Hepkema (Netherlands)


"I attended the European Walfdorf Doll seminar in 2018 and would very much like to attend it again in 2020. I learnt the first techniques of Walfdorf doll making and am very interested in doll making ever since and have broadened my network in Asean and Australia. This form of creativity is not as common as in Europe."

Roslind Fong (Singapore)


I had such a wonderful experience attending the European Doll Seminar in the Netherlands in 2016. Kamrin and Berend were so very welcoming and the instruction was monumental in my growth as a doll artist. At the seminar I learned how to needle felt a face, embroider hair on a doll and refine my Waldorf doll and dressmaking skills. My experience was so encouraging that I returned home and had an entirely new direction for my business. In 2018 I returned to the seminar with a dear friend. Again, we had a wonderful time socializing with all the doll makers and teachers in person. Additionally, we made time to visit friends, explore Amsterdam, and enjoy Dutch cuisine. The instruction by Meglena from North Coast Dolls was superb and encouraged me to follow my path and refined my sewing techniques. I even had the courage to begin a different doll genre business. My skills learned at the seminar have certainly crossed over to this new adventure. Both seminars boosted my confidence and enhanced my overall knowledge. Every doll maker knows that holding a handmade item is a special, unique experience and being at a seminar with so many talented artists, makers, hobbiests, and teachers was simply magical. I look forward to having the opportunity to return to the seminar in the future. Warmly, ~Lynn Marie

Lynn Marie "Soul Stitching Dolls Alter Ego Blythe Dolls" (USA)


What to say about the Seminar? It is like jumping in a warm bath of creativity. The days are filled with dollmaking knowledge,

hard work, laughter and meaningfull conversations. The teachers ever so patient and willing to share their  dollmaking wisdom.

When going home your heart is full of all the lovely people you have met and you feel energized by all the things you have learned.

Will this feeling last? Well just about two years and then you need to go again !!!

Nathasja Couwenberg  (Belgie)

For the 2023 Retreat we have chosen Clairefontaine, an historical monastry in Arlon, Belgium as the new venue. It is in a peaceful woodland area where you will be treated to a variety of Doll making classes instructed by talented doll maker artists from all over the world. The venue accommodates teachers and students and also serves meals. In the evenings teachers and students are free to chat or relax.

We hope you are inspired to join this exceptional 5 day retreat and we look forward to welcoming you in Arlon.




Take a Look

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The first International Doll Making Seminar


The second Doll Making Seminar





The next International Doll Making Seminar and Retreat for doll making from hobbyists, beginners and professionals.

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Working Together

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Wholesaler of DollyMo Mohair and Supplier of Waldorf Doll Making Materials

Waldorf Doll Making Supplies, Children's Fabrics & Classic "small" Toys | Kamrin's Craft Cottage 
Kamrin's Craft Cottage is a family run business - online and retail store - specialized in natural doll making supplies for Waldorf dolls and is sole agent of the Swiss tricot in the Netherlands.