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:

US Waldorf Dollmakers

My passion is working with fabric and my favorite item to make with fabric is dolls! I have sold my handcrafted Waldorf-inspired soft dolls for over a year on my website.

Human beings are the only species that are known to make an image of themselves. Dolls of many forms and materials have been around as long as humans have been! Many are hundreds of years old and still well-preserved. Dolls actually increase in value with time and are one of the few things that will not be replaced by technology. All these are reasons that make being a doll artist so special.
Waldorf dolls from Misty Deal

Misty Deal

misty@netchiedolls.com | Netchie Dolls Web Site| Etsy Shop | Facebook

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.
Waldorf dolls from Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

mommyscraftbasket@gmail.com | Mommy's Craft Basket | Facebook

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.
Waldorf dolls from Cathryn Bump

Cathryn Bump | Orange County, NY


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.
Waldorf dolls from Joyce Harris

Joyce Harris | Deep Springs, TX

thehillcountrydollmaker@gmail.com | Hillcountry Dollmaker

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.
Waldorf dolls from Nancy Mclaughlin

Nancy Mclaughlin | Savannah, TX

treehugginmama@dragonflyshollow.com | Dragonfly's Hollow

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.
Waldorf dolls from Ulla Seckler

Ulla Seckler | Greeley, CO

ulrike.seckler@msn.com | German Dolls LLC | Blog

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!
Waldorf dolls from Andi Jayne Designs

Andi Jayne Designs | Rockford, MI

andijaynedesigns@gmail.com | Andi Jayne Designs | Andi on Etsy

I met my first Waldorf Doll and never forgot her. Years later, when I retired from teaching I worked long and hard... nearly a year... to perfect my doll. They are all original because for the life of me, I can't make them the very same! I love making them and imagining a child loving them one day. I recently made a bride doll for my daughter using bits of my wedding dress, her wedding dress and handmade lace from her grandmother and great, great grandmother.
Waldorf dolls from Pam Currie

Pam Currie

CatiAnnDolls@gmail.com | CatiAnn Handcrafted Original Dolls

I began sewing dolls for my own children to bring them joy and and to inspire their pretend play. Each doll is crafted from quality materials and the clothing and accessories are soft and fun. Natural fibers make the dolls seem alive and warm both soothing and nourishing to the touch.
Waldorf dolls from Kim MacMillan

Kim MacMillan

kmacmillan4@msn.com | Small World Dolls

Canadian Waldorf Dollmakers

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.
Waldorf dolls from Christina Platt

Christina Platt | Cobble Hill, B.C.

christina@bamboletta.com | Bamboletta Dolls

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.
Waldorf dolls from Sherri Kinnear

Sherri Kinnear | Toronto, ON


Australian Waldorf Dollmakers

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.
Waldorf dolls from Jenny Marshall

Jenny Marshall | Australia

stephenmarshall@dodo.com.au | Little Jenny Wren

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.
Waldorf dolls from Shelley Davis

Shelley Davis | Australia

specialfriendsdolls@yahoo.com.au | Special Friends Waldorf Dolls