©2019 by European Waldorf Doll Making Retreat

YULIA RYBCHENKO

TALEWORLD BY YULIA 

UKRAINE

Creating a miniature cloth doll

 

WORKSHOP 1

June 11th full day + June 12th full day

Waldorf dolls are all magical, but miniature dolls taking a special place in my heart.

It takes serious patience, a lot of perseverance and sunlight to sew a little one of a size of one and a half inches. But all this pays off with their charm in full!

What other toy will instantly take you to an amazing world, where your modest ficus in a pot is a huge tree, a nutshell is a comfortable chair, and a small casket is a whole house!

I assure you, having sewn a baby doll, you will look at your own home in a new way. The possibilities of your hands and your imagination will greatly increase.

And I will help in this, because I have been sewing them for a long time, and I know so many of their Lilliputian secrets - how to make clothes with a beautiful wrong side, how to make tiny hairs, and how to make shoes the size of your little finger’s nail.

I am very happy and excited for the first time to participate in the European seminar on Waldorf dolls, but I am sure that we will succeed because the main thing in the creating of the Waldorf doll is consistency, patience, and love!

During this workshop, the participants will make a miniature doll 1.5 inches in height and removable clothes for her. The workshop will last 2 full days (4 sessions).

Tuesday, June 11th we make the complete doll.

During these two sessions, the students will go through the following stages: creating the head, crochet the wig, covering the head with the wig, eyes embroidery, small body, and arms formation, combining parts into a doll.

To finish the whole doll during two sessions, stitched workpieces of body and arms will be prepared earlier by the tutor, but the tutor will give a knowledge of how to construct the pattern.

Every participant will be given a head and a wig prepared earlier by the tutor as a gift. The student will be able to use ready-made heads and wigs or make their own. The wigs will be available in different colors.

Friday, June 12th we make all the clothes for the doll.

During these two sessions, the students will go through creating silk panties, lace petticoat, dress embroidered (the dress will be available in different colors), crocheted shoes (we also will learn how to create felt shoes) and a small bag. Also, every doll will have a silk headband.

The students will be able to use the bag and the shoes, earlier prepared by the tutor or make their own (for student choice).

Expectations from participants:

basic sewing and crochet skills;

needed tools:

  • the small scissors with a sharp tip

  • long pliers

  • doll sewing needle about 9 cm length

  • thin sharp sewing needle

  • needles and pins

  • hook 1 mm

  • hook 1.5 mm

These who can't bring needles and scissors because they will travel by plain please contact earlier so we can provide it.

  • Sessions: June 11th full day + June 12th full day

  • Number of participants: 10

  • Price: 320 EUR (materials for a doll and clothes included in the price)

I will bring such doll with myself, so you will be able to see what we will make.

During the master class, you can’t shoot video. You can take photos of your personal doll making process.

Creating a miniature baby doll

 

WORKSHOP 2

June 13th full day

During the workshop, the participants will make a miniature doll 2 inches in height in a diaper and with a headband. The workshop will last 1 full day (2 sessions).

During these two sessions, the students will go through the following stages: creating the head, eyes embroidery, small body and arms formation, combining parts into a doll, creating a felt diaper.

To finish the whole doll during two sessions, stitched workpieces of body and arms will be prepared earlier by the tutor, but the tutor will give a knowledge of how to construct the pattern.

Every participant will be given a head prepared earlier by the tutor as a gift. The student will be able to use ready-made head or make by himself.

Expectations from participants:

basic sewing skills;

needed tools:

  • the small scissors with a sharp tip

  • long pliers

  • doll sewing needle about 9 cm length

  • thin sharp sewing needle

  • needles and pins

These who can't bring needles and scissors because they will travel by plain please contact earlier so we can provide it.

  • Sessions: June 13th full day

  • Number of participants: 10

  • Price: 160 EUR (materials for a doll included in the price)

I will bring such doll with myself, so you will be able to see what we will make. I will also bring ready-done knitting clothes for this doll that you will be able to purchase separately.

During the master class, you can’t shoot video. You can take photos of your personal doll making process.

Creating a flower headband for 16-20 inches doll

 

WORKSHOP 3

 

June 14th afternoon session

During this workshop, the participants will make a flower dog-rose headband that suitable for 16-20 inches dolls. 

During this session, the participants will learn how to create flowers of woolen felt.

Needed tools:

  • the small sharp scissors

  • long pliers

  • thin sharp sewing needle

  • needles and pins

These who can't bring needles and scissors because they will travel by plain please contact earlier so we can provide it.

  • Sessions: June 14th afternoon session

  • Number of participants: 16

  • Price: 90 EUR (all materials are included in the price)

 

During the master class, I would kindly ask participants not to take video’s. You are free to take photos of your personal doll making process.