Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Just completed!

 Please find this new doll here.

Waldorfdoll - Waldorf Doll - Cuddle Baby according to waldorf pedagogy
Approx. 31 cm total length incl. cap

This Knecht Ruprecht Cuddle Baby is very soft and cuddly and individual handmade in Austria with love and great attention to detail. Only the most exquisite materials made from all natural fibers and organic materials where possible are used.

Its head is sculpted in the traditional Waldorf style and its facial features are hand embroidered. It features jumpsuit made of organic GOTS certified cotton velvet. All Knecht Ruprecht Cuddle Dolls are soft to the touch and stuffed with 100% organic washed and carded wool.

The soft 100% cotton doll tricot skin is available in five different shades from Marzipan to Chocolate and is approved in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class 1 certification. It is made in Switzerland and it is a very high quality fabric which is used and approved since years for the purpose of Waldorf Doll making. This fabric is very resistant and allows a long lifetime of the dolls I make.

Nearly all wool and felt materials used for my dolls are coming from the local farmers collective Manufaktur Haslach. This Collective supports different rare and endangered species of sheep and organic farming, no pesticides or chemicals are used. The wool is only washed with soda, mild soap and warm water.

This Knecht Ruptrecht Doll is made in a smoke free and pet free environment with love and great attention to detail. Each and every doll I make is unique and handmade by myself.

When cuddled, a wool stuffed doll takes on the warmth of the body, making it come "alive." The appearance is intentionally simple in order inspire imagination and to strengthen creativity.

"As the child nurtures & mothers the doll, he is - not simply metaphorically but also in reality - caring for himself. It is important therefore, that we offer a doll that closely resembles him/her, not so much in features but rather in proportion. The child's "felt experience" of the doll will remain with him/her. So let's keep the doll simple, proportional & tactilely truthful."

Words by Shariffa Oppenheimer in regards to Waldorf dolls.

All Knecht Ruprecht Dolls are hand washable. Please find doll care instructions here:
http://knechtruprechtdolls.blogspot.co.at/2010/01/anleitung-furs-puppenbad-doll-bath.html

This Knecht Ruprecht Doll is ready to ship.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

For Dagmar

Snuggle Doll according to waldorf pedagogy with soft cuddly body and a pixie hat made of GOTS certified organic cotton.

This Knecht Ruprecht Snuggle Doll is very soft and cuddly and individual handmade in my Atelier in Austria with love and great attention to detail. 

A snuggle doll is a good choice for a first doll. It has a soft, cuddly body and a pixie hat, and it can easily be taken along everywhere. It can be wrapped in its own cuddly body fabric and thus be in bed, and it takes on trusted, comforting scents to have nearby where ever one goes.   

An old piece of wisdom from a midwife: When a mother carries a Snuggle-Dolly with her; at best, next to her skin before giving it to the baby, it has a calming influence.

Not only is the form of the doll important but also the materials from which it is made. Natural fabrics such as cotton, cotton-velour, cotton-velvet, silk and wool knits give pleasure to the senses of the little hands.

This Knecht Ruprecht Cuddle Baby is filled with pure wool fleece which is naturally antibacterial, self-cleaning and is not easily flammable, to name but a few of its advantages. The wool takes on the body heat of the child and returns it in kind, giving it a living feeling.

Only the most exquisite materials made from all natural fibers and organic materials are used. I use GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic velour fabric made from pure cotton for the body and the cap. I fill the head and body part with pure wool fleece. The head is sculpted in the traditional Waldorf style and facial features are hand embroidered with GOTS certified organic cotton thread. 

The soft 100% cotton doll tricot skin is approved in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class 1 certification. It is made in Switzerland and it is a very high quality fabric which is used and approved since years for the purpose of Waldorf Doll making. This fabric is very resistant and allows a long lifetime of the dolls I make.

Nearly all wool and felt materials used for my dolls are coming from the local farmers collective Manufaktur Haslach. This Collective supports different rare and endangered species of sheep and organic farming, no pesticides or chemicals are used. The wool is only washed with soda, mild soap and warm water. 

This Knecht Ruptrecht Doll is made in a smoke free and pet free environment with love and great attention to detail. Each and every doll I make is unique and handmade by myself. 

When cuddled, a wool stuffed doll takes on the warmth of the body, making it come "alive." The appearance is intentionally simple in order inspire imagination and to strengthen creativity. 

May Day

 We had such a perfect may day celebration in Rosas Waldorf Kinder Gruppe
Sunshine, brezels, singing and dancing around the beautifully decorated maypole.

Spring lets his blue ribbons
flutter through the air again.
Sweet familiar scents
drift over the countryside,
full of promise;


violets are already dreaming
of their time time to come.
Listen; the soft sound of a distant harp!
It must be you, Spring;
it is you I have heard.

Eduard Möricke

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes....  Doll in the making in my studio.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

New Pocket Gnomes



New Pocket Gnomes available in my shop at Etsy

Knecht Ruprecht Pocket Gnomes are very soft and cuddly and individual handmade in Austria with love and great attention to detail. Only the most exquisite materials made from all natural fibers and organic materials are used. Its facial features are hand embroidered. It features a body and a cap made of organic GOTS certified cotton velvet. All Knecht Ruprecht Cuddle Dolls are stuffed with 100% organic washed and carded wool. The soft 100% cotton doll tricot skin is available in five different shades from Marzipan to Chocolate and is approved in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class 1 certification. It is made in Switzerland and it is a very high quality fabric which is used and approved since years for the purpose of Waldorf Doll making. This fabric is very resistant and allows a long lifetime of the dolls I make.

Nearly all wool and felt materials used for my dolls are coming from the local farmers collective Manufaktur Haslach. This Collective supports different rare and endangered species of sheep and organic farming, no pesticides or chemicals are used. The wool is only washed with soda, mild soap and warm water.

When cuddled, a wool stuffed doll takes on the warmth of the body, making it come "alive." The appearance is intentionally simple in order inspire imagination and to strengthen creativity.


Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy Easter!


Happy Easter! 

A little seed for me to sow.
A little earth to make it grow.
A little hole, a little pat,
a little wish, and that is that.
A little sun, a little shower, a little while, and then a flower.

Our children in Rosas Waldorf Kindergruppe made little bowls from terracotta and planted easter grass seeds. They also have been weaving their little easter baskets. Yesterday we dyed our easter eggs using Kurkuma, Krapp, Red Peppers & Cochenille

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

New Willow Catkin Babies






New Willow Catkin Babies .....inspired by a poem about willow catkins by Christian Morgenstern:

Die Weidenkätzchen
Kätzchen, ihr, der Weide,
wie aus grauer Seide,
wie aus grauem Samt!
O ihr Silberkätzchen,
sagt mir doch, ihr Schätzchen,
sagt, woher ihr stammt.
"Wollen's gern dir sagen:
Wir sind ausgeschlagen
aus dem Weidenbaum;
haben winterüber
drin geschlafen, Lieber,
in tieftiefem Traum."
In dem dürren Baume
in tieftiefem Traume
habt geschlafen ihr?
In dem Holz, dem harten,
war, ihr weichen, zarten,
euer Nachtquartier?
"Mußt dich recht besinnen:
Was da träumte drinnen,
waren wir noch nicht,
wie wir jetzt im Kleide
blühn von Samt und Seide
hell im Sonnenlicht.
Nur als wie Gedanken
lagen wir im schlanken
grauen Baumgeäst;
unsichtbare Geister,
die der Weltbaumeister
dort verweilen läßt."
Kätzchen, ihr, der Weide,
wie aus grauer Seide,
wie aus grauem Samt!
O ihr Silberkätzchen,
ja, nun weiß, ihr Schätzchen,
ich, woher ihr stammt!

Available here!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Spring Green Dolls for Easter

Just completed! Spring green Dolls for Easter are available here
This Knecht Ruprecht Cuddle Dolls are very soft and cuddly and individual handmade in Austria with love and great attention to detail. Only the most exquisite materials made from all natural fibers and organic materials are used. I used GOTS certified organic cotton Nicki Velour and GOTS certified organic cotton embroidery thread.

Heads are sculpted in the traditional Waldorf style and facial features are hand embroidered. The soft body and cap is  made of cotton velvet. All Knecht Ruprecht Cuddle Doll Babies are soft to the touch and stuffed with 100% organic washed and carded wool.

The soft 100% cotton doll tricot skin is approved in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class 1 certification. It is made in Switzerland and it is a very high quality fabric which is used and approved since years for the purpose of Waldorf Doll making. This fabric is very resistant and allows a long lifetime of the dolls I make.

Nearly all wool and felt materials used for my dolls are coming from the local farmers collective Manufaktur Haslach. This Collective supports different rare and endangered species of sheep and organic farming, no pesticides or chemicals are used. The wool is only washed with soda, mild soap and warm water.

This Knecht Ruptrecht Doll is made in a smoke free and pet free environment with love and great attention to detail. Each and every doll I make is unique and handmade by myself.

Friday, March 24, 2017

For Andrea & her friend

 
This Knecht Ruprecht Companion Doll is individual handmade in Austria with love and great attention to detail. Only the most exquisite materials made from all natural fibers and organic materials where possible are used. 
Its head and body is sculpted in the traditional Waldorf style and its facial features are hand embroidered. Knecht Ruprecht Companion Dolls have a simple bottom, simple hands and feet. Arms and legs are moderately curved, freely movable, allowing natural postures. All Knecht Ruprecht Companion Dolls are soft to the touch and stuffed firmly with 100% organic washed and carded wool.  

The soft 100% cotton doll tricot skin is available in five different shades from Marzipan to Chocolate and is approved in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class 1 certification. It is made in Switzerland and it is a very high quality fabric which is used and approved since years for the purpose of Waldorf Doll making. This fabric is very resistant and allows a long lifetime of the dolls I make. 

Nearly all wool and felt materials used for my dolls are coming from the local farmers collective Manufaktur Haslach. This Collective supports different rare and endangered species of sheep and organic farming, no pesticides or chemicals are used. The wool is only washed with soda, mild soap and warm water. 

The hair is made of Merino yarn and is perfect for combing and styling to unleash a child’s creativity. The dolls hair is hand stitched on the dolls head in a way that it can be finger combed. Longer hairstyles can be braided. 

This Knecht Ruptrecht Doll is made in a smoke free and pet free environment with love and great attention to detail. Each and every doll I make is unique and handmade by myself. 


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New Baby

This Knecht Ruprecht Waldorf Baby Doll is individual handmade in Austria with love and great attention to detail. Only the most exquisite materials made from all natural fibers and organic materials where possible are used.

Its head and body is sculpted in the traditional Waldorf style and its facial features are hand embroidered. This Baby is designed to look and feel as much like a real baby as possible. It has curved limbs, that nestle well in children's arms and it has a bottom that allows the baby to sit and can be cloth diapered.

All Knecht Ruprecht Baby Dolls are soft to the touch and stuffed firmly with 100% organic washed and carded wool. 

The hair of this doll is made of 100% Mohair yarn.

This Knecht Ruprecht Waldorf Baby Doll will come with a baby sleeping bag made of cotton fabric one matching hand knit hat of pure lambswool and one cloth diaper. The baby also brings its favorite little hand knit snuggle doll.

The soft 100% cotton doll tricot skin is made of high quality swiss cotton.

Nearly all wool and felt materials used for my dolls are coming from the local farmers collective Manufaktur Haslach. This Collective supports different rare and endangered species of sheep and organic farming, no pesticides or chemicals are used. The wool is only washed with soda, mild soap and warm water.

This Knecht Ruptrecht Doll is made in a smoke free environment with love and great attention to detail. Each and every doll I make is unique and handmade by myself.