Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Waldorf Silk Cuddle Doll Tutorial

The Silk Snuggle Doll is probably the most simple but yet one of the most enhanching dolls I know. It can be made for or together with a baby or a small child coming alive though nurturing gestures stimulating creativity by drawing on the child’s imagination.

This kind of Cloth Dolls has also been used since generation to calm and comfort young babies. If a Mama keeps this doll with her a little while the silk is absorbing familiar fragrances and comforting a baby wherever it is.
All You need is:
- One piece of pure silk with rolled hem.
(Ours is 16 x 16 inch) and plant dyed with organic beetroot
Xiling offers beautiful, organic, high quality silk in her online Shop incl. worldwide shipping.
- Fitting cotton thread
- Lambs wool stuffing
- A cutter

Roll a little wool ball for the dolls head.
Put the wool ball between Your palms and give it a round shape.
Fold the Silk to find the center.

Put the wool ball onto the silks center.
Form the dolls head
and use the cotton thread to tie the silk together.
You can use a needle and a thread and make a few stitches if You want to ensure the thread in its position and knot two hands.
Play and cuddle.


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  2. Lovely tutorial, thanks for sharing:)

  3. So wonderful that your daughter is making the doll by herself. I love to see children which do crafts Thanks for this tutorial, the photos are just great and I do too love this simple but beautiful waldorf Puppe.