26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on 27 December 2003
Kinder Dolls is just as what it's sub-title promises -- an extremely useful Waldorf doll-making handbook. Some of the more rapidly made small projects provide a glow of success that inspires the dollmaker on to tackle the larger projects which, with the help of Maricristin's full instructions and wonderful diagrams, are within the grasp of most aspiring doll makers. Some of the projects are great for school fairs. I like the way Maricristin covers the full range of dolls found within Waldorf settings, including the basic yet indispensable first doll for babies, several variations on the cloth doll for toddlers and younger children, as well as a couple of varieties of the traditional Waldorf dressable doll. The sections on creating hairstyles for your doll and on clothing the doll are brilliant and pave the way for the dollmaker to create something truly special for her or his child, friend, or school fair. I particularly like the way different ethnicities are catered for, as well as the eclectic mix between the everyday and fantasy clothing in the patterns section at the rear of the book. This book is a much needed English interpretation of the Waldorf dollmaking tradition. It will suit readers and dollmakers within Waldorf communities as well as those wanting to make special dolly companions for family and friends. It's amazing what you can create with what you already have to hand. If any additional items are needed, the list of suppliers included at the rear of the book will help with sourcing materials.