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WALDORF DOLL TUTORIAL – Eyes and mouth

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WALDORF DOLL TUTORIAL – Eyes and mouth

First color a little, with a chalk pink, the cheeks. Deploy the chalk on the cheeks with the aid of a wad of wool.

 walforf doll tutorial

 walforf doll tutorial

Then take three pins, and do various tests for the placement of the eyes and mouth.

The eyes should fall on the ligature, and should form an equilateral triangle with the mouth.

Note that the equilateral triangle is intended to prevent eyes too close or too far apart, and to prevent embroider the mouth too high or too low.

Move several times the pins, and observe the doll’s face from a distance, calmly, as long as we are not really satisfied, and we can move on to embroidery.

 walforf doll tutorial

 walforf doll tutorial

 walforf doll tutorial

Thread the needle with cotton thread of the same color jersey, and sew the jersey on the padding, with small stitches, where there are the pins:

 

Then finally embroider eyes and mouth, with the colors you want. For the eyes you can make simple knots, especially on smaller dolls.

 

 

If embroidering larger eyes, count well the meshes of the jersey to be able to make them the same size and the same shape.

The mouth can be done as a dot pink or red, or smiling as crescent-shaped.

If the doll is for your child, I suggest you characterize it as little as possible, and then readjust according to directions of the child.

Maybe he / she will take the eyes of his / her doll bigger or in a different color, the mouth in another way: is the beauty of making toys at home…

walforf doll tutorial

 

 

You can find the complete tutorial in eBook format here:

http://www.lapappadolce.net/waldorf-dolls-free-ebook/?lang=en

and here are all the contents in post format: 

Necessary material and presentation

Head

Body of the doll

Body of the doll with articulated limbs

Hair (Long hair and short hair)

Doll with fabric body and hood

Eyes and mouth

Patterns – instructions for making the patterns and free downloads: Waldorf doll – medium size, doll with articulated limbs, doll with fabric body and cap, Waldorf doll – big size

Waldorf dolls FREE EBOOK

4 comments

  1. I found the way you did this doll so much easyer!!!!! But, I am having a hard time to fine the right wool for the head and body stuffing. I have gone to 2 different wool shops for the wool that it calls for and nothing. I’m off to town tomorrow and I well look in some second hand stores to see if they have any wool!!! Thank you !!

  2. Greetings from down-under. Thank you very much for the doll tutorial. I am just starting out on making heads and bodies so am finding this very useful indeed.

  3. I HAVE SEEN DOLLS LIKE THIS BEFORE BUT NEVER ENOUGH PATIENCE TO MAKE ONE . I ADMIRE YOUR TALENT AND ARTISTIC ABILITY. THANK YOU FOR THE DIRECTIONS.

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