Making Soft Dolls pattern book – Steffi Stern
Simple waldorf designs to sew and love
Steffi’s book has been inspired by her own experience of years of doll making and teaching and following Waldorf Dolls principles.
So why do Waldorf dolls have few facial features? What is it about dolls that captures the imagination of children and adults around the world? This book answers these questions and highlights the power of dolls used for therapeutic purposes, recognizing that soft dolls aren’t just for children. From the simplest rag doll to curly-haired characters, this book gives straight-forward instructions, and a guide to buying your materials and upcycling materials you already own and is suitable for all, including total beginners.
The book’s foreword has been written by Waldorf Educator Phillipe Reubke plus has an endorsement by Great British Sewing Bee original Stuart Hillard.
The book has also received the following review from David Kennedy of Waldorf Today:
“If you’ve ever wanted to learn about making soft dolls, then this is the book for you. Steffi Stern has created extensive patterns and instructions for a variety of dolls, from the simplest first doll all the way up to the big “baby” doll.
The foreward by Philipp Reubke and the first chapters explore “What is a Waldorf doll?”, “Why Waldorf Dolls?” and “Doll Stories”. Beginning the book with those topics is a great orientation for Waldorf doll making.
There is an extensive section on the materials you’ll need for all the dolls, as well as a section on the skills you’ll use for creating the dolls. Steffi Stern is a master doll maker and her instructions are clear and precise.”
The book has many projects for making the dolls plus clothes too and been beautifully designed with inspiring photos and clear and colourful drawn and written instructions.
- ISBN 9781912480050