About Kleine Katrijne

The start of Kleine Katrijne

During my education to become a waldorf school teacher I got to know toys that were completely different form what I had seen before. One of the school assingnments was to make a waldorf doll. From that moment the waldorf dolls have a special place in my heart. And I knew there would follow more.

Some years later I decided to make dolls again. First as a toy (for my little girl) and as a hobby (for myself). Later I started to sell them. I called the atelier Kleine Katrijne.

After a Dutch nursery rhyme:

Kleine Katrijne
zat op het groene gras,
en lepelde uit een schoteltje
waar zoete pap in was.
Toen kwam een dikke spin
en viel er midden in.
or in English:
Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
eating her curds and whey
along came a spider
who sat down beside her
and frightened Miss Muffet away

Not only doll making

I regularly was asked if I did doll making courses. Or if I wanted to share my patterns and tutorials. But often the people who asked did not live in the neighbourhood. Or even in the same country. Apart form that I started missing teaching.

So I started looking for a way to combine these things with each other. And I decided to create online doll making courses in the form of e-books. This way I can share my enthusiasm for doll making with others. And those others (you!) can learn how to make a beautiful doll. And on top of that, you can discover how much fun doll making is.

Do you want to know more about the courses of Kleine Katrijne? Then sign up to the right and you will recieve a free pattern and tutorial.

Off course I will continue making dolls myself. When you rather buy a doll, please check the page Waldorf Dolls for Sale.