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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.
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.
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…
You can find the complete tutorial in eBook format here:
and here are all the contents in post format:
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