Story Dolls

for Imaginative Childhood Play

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Creative E-Workshop

Join me for this video workshop where you will learn to make story dolls for your child.

Story dolls are handmade with natural materials for our children to use in their creative play. 

These weighted dolls with a flat base are the perfect story telling prop for playgroup leaders, parents and of course children.

 

Simply add some coloured play silks/ clothes and some simple wooden or felt animals and you have hours of creative play just waiting! 

 

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These story dolls are created without facial features so that the doll can mould with the child's imagination....whether the doll is sleeping, awake, happy or sad is up to the child. 

Simple dolls without detailed faces really help our children develop the ability to form inner pictures.

A wonderful skill in our world today of screens screens and more screens! "Inner picturing" enhances our children's ability to think creativity.

Through dolls children learn about love, nurture and friendship. They provide a safe space for our children to "play out their day" and to express their emotions.

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“The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.”

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What's included in the course?
  • An Introductory Video where I will talk you through (and show you) the materials you need for making standing dolls. You can then begin collecting or ordering the supplies you will need to make these little dolls.

 

  • I will also provide you with a list of various places you can source the materials including a 10% discount code for the beautiful online shop Indigo Inspirations. 

 

  • Story Doll Making Course Material ready for you to print. This 32 page Instructional Guide with colour images of each step will walk you through the process of story doll making. Inside the guide you will also find a list of materials needed, notes on the materials + supplies to help you create your own beautiful story telling dolls.

 

  • Story Doll Printable Pattern Sheets

 

  • 17 Step by Step Videos to complement to the Course Material, teaching you every step of the way. Sometimes you really need to watch how something is done, so these videos are just like I am there walking you through the process.

 

 

What happens when I sign up?

When you sign up for the course, you will receive an email with a link to the membership site and your own unique login details. 

Once you login you will find all the Course Material ready to download and the videos waiting for you to watch. 

If you have questions along the way, simply email us at hello@natalietrusler.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

 

 

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The course includes full colour step by step instructions & videos to guide you through the magic of doll making ...

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“THE JOY AND PRIDE WE ALL FELT WAS MAGICAL”

"I've been patiently waiting for Natalie's Story Doll course and it didn't disappoint. The videos and supporting material were very informative yet simple enough for a lay crafter as myself. Even my daughters (8 and 10) were able to follow along.

We have now created 6 dolls between us and the joy and pride this has left us with is magical! I look forward to creating many more Story Dolls for my work and for friends. Thank you Natalie!"

Mandy, Mama of 3, Founder of Little People Nutrition 

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Join me and learn the nourishing art of doll making...

JOIN the Story Doll Creative E-Workshop NOW

A$57 one time payment
  • 17 Step by Step Videos + Introductory Video
  • Course Material Guide (full colour photos)
  • Printable Patterns
  • 10% discount code for Indigo Inspirations (material supplier)

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Your Questions Answered...

IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS?

Absolutely. Even if you have never picked up a needle and thread before, I believe that through the videos and course material you will be able to make a story doll. I've taught many "non-believers" to sew and I truely believe that if you want to learn then you are half way there!

What Type of Dolls will I make?

The course will teach you to make the perfect story telling doll, these small standing dolls are about 15cm tall, with a flat base and weighted so that they can stand. The dolls don't have arms or faces (just rosy cheeks!) and are loved by children for creative play + storytelling.

I plan to teach an advanced class in the coming months that will build upon the skills that you learn in this first course. In the Story Dolls Advanced Course you will learn to make dolls with arms, formed heads and embroidered faces. This Story Doll Course will be the foundation and a prerequisite for the Story Dolls Advanced Course. 

 

Are the Materials Included?

No, at this time I am not offering material kits, however this may be something I do in the future.

In the course material you will receive the details of everything that you need to gather and some possible suppliers. You will also receive a 10% off coupon code to purchase your materials through Indigo Inspirations - a beautiful Steiner inspired small business here in Australia. 

 

What size are the Story dolls?

The Story dolls included in this course are about 15-16cm tall, depending on the hair style you choose and about 7-8cm wide, again depending on how you dress your doll.

 

Will I get patterns for the dolls?

Yes the course includes patterns to make the basic story dolls including the option of clothing (apron or cape) and a crown.  The patterns are ready for you to print and cut out. 

 

What if I get stuck?

If you get stuck just send us an email at hello@natalietrusler.com explaining what you are having trouble with, or maybe easier for you, record a quick video of your doll + problem and email it to us, and we will send you back some help.   

I am also planning on trialling a pop up facebook group - stay tuned and if this is something you would like, please email us at hello@natalietrusler.com! 

 

 

Let me introduce you to the story dolls...

So my dear friend, that is hopefully everything you need to know about the course. If you have any questions please email me at hello@natalietrusler.com.

I look forward to seeing your gorgeous story dolls popping up on instagram!

Love Natalie xx

Story Dolls Gallery....

Here are some of the dolls made by me & most importantly the beautiful women in the Story Doll E Workshops!

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The beautiful story dolls above were made by Megan

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The beautiful story dolls above were made by Taryn 

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 Story Dolls Advanced Workshop ......COMING AUGUST 2020!

Learn advanced techniques such as adding arms, dying hair and creating formed heads and embroidering faces.

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Join me and learn the nourishing art of doll making...

JOIN the Story Doll Creative E-Workshop NOW

A$57 one time payment
  • 17 Step by Step Videos + Introductory Video
  • Course Material Guide (full colour photos)
  • Printable Patterns
  • 10% discount code for Indigo Inspirations (material supplier)

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Tia
“SO THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR LIGHTING THAT SPARK IN ME AGAIN.”

“Thank you so much! I am so excited to create some birthday magic for my little girl. You didn't only gift me with the items but you have given me something much better, the inspiration to dive into my creative mind again and I am so happy! I am quite a creative person and since having my two little ones I had lost that part of me. So thank you from the bottom of my heart for lighting that spark in me again. ”

TIA MICHEL, MAMA 2 GIRLS