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Waldorf Doll Makers

When I began making Waldorf dolls in 1986, the only dolls available were those made individually, by hand, by a person who was a doll maker. Often customers would send a picture of their child. There's something special about a doll made by hand, with a particular child in mind. It is a work of love.

Since then, the market has been flooded by factory made waldorf dolls, manufactured in various countries and imported to the states. We stopped making dolls years ago, but often receive requests from customers looking for a doll maker who makes dolls individually, by hand, especially for their child.

Individual dollmakers are still out there to make that special doll with love.
Here are some of these folks:

Located in the contiguous 48 states

Nancy McLaughlin: Savannah, TX
Contact information:
Email: treehugginmama@dragonflyshollow.com

Web site: Dragonfly's Hollow

We believe that the most beautiful Waldorf doll is the one that is stained and worn, a true friend for someone really special. Our intention for every one of our dolls is to be lived with and loved, and each is sturdy enough to withstand years of play. We use all natural materials from soft, clean wool for stuffing to cotton fabric for the skin and clothing and 100% wool hair to make our friends soft, snuggly and warm.

Kandace Wright: Austin, TX
Contact information:
Email: kandacewrightnh@gmail.com

Web site:Squeeties Waldorf Dolls

Our Waldorf dolls are made using the highest quality natural fibers including pure wool felt and cotton, the hair is typically made of mohair.
Our German Waldorf dolls appearance is intentionally simple. Little or no facial expression, allows the child to play free of manipulative intention. Our Waldorf dolls body, legs and arms are flexible and soft allowing for natural postures. We offer exquisite craftsmanship, combined with classic child friendly design, beautiful to hug!

Andi Jayne Designs, LLC, Rockford, MI
Contact information:
Email: andijaynedesigns@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.andijaynedesigns.com
ETSY STORE: AndiJayneDesign

We create handmade, special dolls as unique as your child! Each doll is crafted with a beautiful, soft cotton fabric, stuffed with 100% wool, and securely button jointed to allow for better hugs! Doll hair is carefully chosen from a gorgeous selection of hand-spun and hand-dyed yarns of merino wool. Dolls are made with dreams of sharing laughter, love and joy with your little one. Our hearts soar thinking of the fun, games, giggles and memories your child will have with their new companion. We hope to bless you and your child with the priceless treasure of friendship, love, and play!

Ulla Seckler: Greeley, CO
Contact information:
Web site: German Dolls Llc.
Blog: German Dolls

My name is Ulla Seckler. I was born and raised in Germany and moved to Colorado in 1995. I have been sewing and making things practically all my life. After I had children of my own in the US I was worried that they would grow up without the same quality handmade items and toys that I had when I was little. So I started making German Style cloth dolls after my daughter was born. Once I started making the dolls, I began making clothes for them as well. Some of the patterns I use have been handed down in the family. It has been years since I started making dolls. I still enjoy it so very much. It gives me great pleasure when I receive pictures and wonderful notes from people who tell me how much their child loves a doll that I made for them.

Ruth Haske: Charlottesville, VA
Contact information:
Website: Kiddi Winks

"Dolls are trusty companions and loving playmates for children. I believe that Handcrafted dolls are a thing of real beauty - what a wonderful gift to offer a child, entrusting them with a beautiful friend for life! Dolls are images of humans and that is what makes them so precious. Each doll I create is unique, and lovingly crafted using only natural materials - cotton, wool, mohair, silk, linen."

Lisa Watkins : Atlanta, GA
Contact information:
Web site: Clementine Dolls
facebook page

Clementine dolls are unique, hand-made to order dolls made with only all natural materials. Each Waldorf-inspired doll can be ordered in a variety of skin and hair color/texture. Every doll comes with removable clothing and the long-haired dolls come with a brush that can be used to brush & style their hair. Custom dolls take 1 1/2 to 2 weeks to complete.

Joyce Harris: Deep Springs, TX
Contact information:
Web site: The Hill Country Dollmaker

I make many sizes of custom dolls from very tiny to large and cuddly, lots of different animals, fairies, elves and gnomes, and hand dyed doll clothes. You are cordially invited to visit my website and see the creations I have photographed in my beloved garden that inspires me to create.

Jennie Hanzlik
Contact information:
Email: wildmarigoldtoys@gmail.com
Web site:Wild Marigold Toys

I believe all children should have a special handmade doll to call their own. Wild Marigold dolls are made from the finest, all-natural materials and infused with the simple goodness and unique soul of being handmade with love and care for special little ones. Please have a look at my shop! I would love to make a custom doll just for your child.

Michelle Williams
Contact information:
Email: mommyscraftbasket@gmail.com
Web site:Mommy's Craft Basket on Etsy
Facebook:Mommy's Craft Basket

I became a doll maker by default; my Waldorf-educated child wanted a doll. I discovered that each doll, like each child, has a personality all his or her own, and that finding those personalities in the wool and cotton was a delight.

I use only cotton and wool in my dolls, machine stitch the bodies and hair to ensure years of play and love, and hand finish the faces using embroidery floss. Each custom-ordered doll is made in close consultation with you, so that skin tone and hairstyle are as you'd like.

Cathryn Bump: Orange County, NY
Contact information:
Her facebook page

I have a love of sharing handwork creations..and also helping people learn their own abilities to create beautiful dolls, clothing, yarn, and more!Doll classes, knit and crochet classes, sewing classes ongoing, Paypal and Credit Cards accepted.

in Canada

Christina Platt: Cobble Hill, B.C.
Contact information:
Web site: Bamboletta

At Bamboletta dolls we handcraft a variety of different dolls to suit every age. We create truly unique dolls, each of them emerging from fabric and wool with entirely different personalities. At Bamboletta we put a bit of a modern spin on traditional dolls.

Sherri Kinnear - Toronto, ONT.
Contact information:
Web site: Nana Made Me

I've always been a crafty person for as long as I can remember. Years ago when my daughter was young I made her dolls but as she grew up I went on to other things. I was introduced to Waldorf dolls and I fell in love. My dolls are 100% natural, OOAK creations and totally huggable. Every child deserves a special friend to confide their secrets and dreams too. I hope one of my creations will fit your needs. Please stop by and take a look.

and in Australia

Jenny Marshall: Australia
Contact information:
Email: stephenmarshall@dodo.com.au
Web site: Little Jenny Wren hand made dolls

My Waldorf inspired dolls are hand made from all natural fibres using my own patterns based on the traditional European style cloth dolls and can be customized to suit your needs. Please contact me if you would like a custom made doll. I'm happy to work with you so you can buy the doll of your dreams.

Shelley Davis: Australia
Contact information:
Email: specialfriendsdolls@yahoo.com.au
Web site: Special Friends Handmade Dolls

Soft and warm, sweet and cuddly, this range of dolls and accessories are presented to you with attention to detail and fine quality in the Waldorf tradition. All my dolls are made by hand by me, with love and inspiration from the dolls developed by parents of children in Steiner schools worldwide, using the highest quality natural fibres, pure cotton and pure wool, all australian made. Special Friends custom orders are created from pictures or video of the child in mind.

Are you a dollmaker who would like to be listed?
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