The Austin Doll Collectors Society is an organization of antique, vintage, and modern doll collectors, dealers, and artisans. We meet on the first Monday of each month and our meetings are fun and educational. We begin with refreshments and socializing, and, following our brief business meeting, there is a special doll-related program and "show and tell." The Austin Doll Collectors Society is a nonprofit organization and is a member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January 5, 2015, Meeting

Member and fabric doll artist Faydra Jones gave a program on her charming creations, inspired by the Waldorf doll.

The Waldorf doll is used in the Waldorf education system, which is based on the educational philosophy developed by Austrian Rudolf Steiner.  These soft dolls are made out of wool and cotton and are intentionally very simple to encourage creative play.

Faydra described how she makes her dolls, using natural cotton and wool.

Faydra hand processes and spins her own fiber and yarn.  She brought her spinning wheel and gave a demonstration to the club.  You can find out more about Faydra's dolls at her website, With Love, Hannah.

(Thanks to Elaine Jackson for providing these pictures!)