DOLL MAKING RETREAT 2020 (EWDOR)
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 European Waldorf Doll Making Retreat will start soon. It is a retreat for doll makers worldwide of all skill levels with the same interests. We will share and create in an inspiring environment, offering workshops, a lecture, textile market and a yoga class as an extra bonus.
We will facilitate participants in specialised doll making by inviting top professional doll makers to offer you workshops. You will have the opportunity to network with influential doll makers and much more.
The atmosphere is homely, informal and relaxed in this unique and peaceful woodland area in the Belgian Ardennes.
Register today and join us for a unique and inspiring experience.
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.
"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 2020 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 makers from all over the world. The venue accommodates students and also serves meals. In the evenings 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.
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The next International Doll Making Seminar and Retreat for doll making from hobbyists, beginners and professionals.
Supplier of Materials for Waldorf Dolls and Toys
Waldorf Doll Making Supplies & Classic "small" Toys | Kamrin's Poppen
Kamrin's Dollstudio and Toyshop is a shop - online and home based-store - specialized in natural materials and dollmaking supplies for Waldorf dolls and is sole agent of the Swiss tricot in the Netherlands.