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 Tools and Materials needed

Ringalina Doll - The List of Materials

Some of the tools and materials you may already have, but I have added links where you can purchase/find some of the supplies. Your local farmers market might be a great place to get locally grown wool batting. Local craft stores will carry sewing needles and thread for sure and might even have some of the other things. A Google search for Waldorf Doll making supplies will open the doors to many other vendors. Etsy is also a great place to find things. If you can’t find something in particular, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I will gladly help with your search.

Watch the video “Doll making – Ringalina Doll – ingredients”

I have added links to one place that carries a lot of different doll making supplies, but don’t let this limit you to search for other vendors.

Materials and tools needed:

  • Wool batting for an 17”-18” Ringalina Doll I will use approx.. 17 ounces of wool batting.
  • Scrap yarn (make sure it is light colored and will not bleed in case the doll gets wet) You never know the adventures the doll may take
  • Tubular gauze or cotton stockinette  (you can also use a thin cotton tube sock)
  • Linen or cotton thread, needs to be very strong
  • Cotton or wool knit in the skin color of your choice  or 40" wide and 24" long, for a doll with 13" head circumference (without hair)
  • Matching (skin) sewing thread, white or off white sewing thread
  • Cotton embroidery thread in eye color and lip color of your choice
  • Hair choices: crochet wig, embroidered hair, Tibetan lambskin or long lock knit wig:
  1. yarn for hair in the color of your choice (depending on the thickness of the yarn it can be crochet into a cap or embroidered directly onto the head) I like to buy the yarn once I have the skin fabric in hand. Mohair and boucle yarns are better crochet.
  2. For embroidering hair choose nothing thicker than dk weight yarn.
  3. Tibetan lamb skin approx.. 10” x 9”.
  4. Approx. 3 ounces of long locks (teeswater) and matching mohair yarn.
  • Red beeswax crayon for rosy cheeks

And here is the list of tools you will need:

  • Fabric scissors
  • Small scissors to cut the thread
  • Ball point hand sewing needle, usually available in multiple size packages #3-#7, I use the thinnest one
  • 7 inches long hand sewing needles for dollmaking  and
  • If you are planning to use a sewing machine, you will also need ball point needles for your machine
  • Sewing machine walking foot
  • Measuring tape
  • Crochet hook or knitting needle
  • A hand sewing needle that is thick enough to thread the dk yarn for emboidered hair
  • If your hands tire easily you may also want to use a wooden dowel for stuffing, I use my thumb and fingers
  • If you like to add a felted face you need felting needles, course and fine, available in most craft stores

Note: To make it easy to find supplies I have added the following link. There is no affiliation between Hands Create and A Child’s Dream, don’t hesitate to find your own vendor. I just added the link for your convenience but like to go shopping locally myself, so I don’t order much of their website.