Friday, April 8, 2016

Doll for little Boys

I just completed this doll for little boys, find him in my shop here

This Knecht Ruprecht Companion Doll is about 16 inch and is 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 hair of this doll is made of 100% extra soft Mohair yarn. 

This Knecht Ruprecht Companion Doll will come with a shirt made of organic cotton fabric, one hat handknit from 100% wool yarn, one matching cotton pant and scarf and one set of shoes made from natural leather.

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 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.

This Knecht Ruprecht Doll will be custom made for Karen and it will take about 6 to 8 weeks to complete this doll.

EN: Warning, read and keep. Toy not suitable for children under 3 years. Small parts might be swallowed or inhaled. 


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Für Luise unsere liebe Kindergartenfreundin!

This doll is for Luise, my sons friend from his Waldorf Kindergarten Group. She is made of Marzipan Doll Skin and her hair is made of pure Alpaka Yarn. I got some soft and beautiful natural leather an thought it might be nice to make some leather shoes for this doll. Normally I use wool felt for the dolls shoes, it was the first time I tried out leather and it worked very well with some new leather needles and my usual and long used Doll Shoe Pattern.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Spring!

Handknitt Dwarf by Rosa Thaller


Friday, February 19, 2016

New "extravagant" Doll Dress Pattern

Some weeks before christmas I was asked for some "extravagant" and more advanced doll dresses
This inspired me and I wanted to provide a new design. I personally like the very simple doll clothing pieces most and furthermore to make new patterns for my dolls clothing pieces does always take a lot of time for me. I did experiment a lot and tried out different styles and I did make an throw away a lot of sketches. I wanted to have something nobel but simple and I wanted something with sleeves..... and et voila` this is my new doll dress pattern.
This doll is available here.
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 hair of this doll is made of 100% extra soft Merino yarn. The dolls hair is hand stitched on the dolls head in a way that it can be finger combed and braided.

This Knecht Ruprecht Companion Doll will come with a extravagant dress made of rose cotton fabric, one hat handknit from 100% plant dyed wool, one matching hairband with a felt flower on it and one set of shoes and a little bag made from 100% wool felt.

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 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.

This Knecht Ruprecht Doll is ready to ship.

EN: Warning, read and keep. Toy not suitable for children under 3 years. Small parts might be swallowed or inhaled. Keep the adress of the company. DE: Achtung, bitte lesen für eventuelle Rückfragen aufbewaren: Dieser Artikel ist nicht für Kinder unter 3 Jahren geeignet, frei bewegliche Fasern & Kleinteile könnten eingeatmet oder verschluckt werden.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

New Cuddle Waldorf Doll in Moss Green

This Cuddle Doll is a bit larger then the cuddle dolls I made before, it is about 40 cm incl. cap.
Its Body and cap is made of GOTS organic cotton velvet and its hair is made of Merino Yarn. 
It is available in my shop


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

For Lynne

"Every little Bunny
Has a habit that is funny.
It doesnt matter where he goes
he always wrinkles up his nose."

Ena Hawken
These Felt Bunnies and the Baby Doll are made for a little Baby arriving soon. If You would like to make Felt Bunnies like these yourself, You can do so with my Felt Bunny EBook Tutorial.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

For Alexa

I just completed this doll and her clothing is perfectly matching the first signs of spring!

This Knecht Ruprecht Companion Doll was 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 hair of this doll is made of 100% extra soft Mohair yarn. The dolls hair is hand stitched on the dolls head in a way that it can be finger combed and braided.

This Knecht Ruprecht Companion Doll will come with a tunic dress made of pure linen fabric, one hat handknit from lambs wool and one set of shoes and a little bag made from 100% wool felt.

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.

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.

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.

For Anita

This Knecht Ruprecht Companion Doll was 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 hair of this doll is made of 100% extra soft Mohair yarn.

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

For Severin

My little son requested his first large Comanion Doll to be dressed like a knight. So we did what we could and et voila`this is my first Knight Doll.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Winter Solstice & Advent Garden

Last week we celebrated the Advent Garden in our Waldorf Kinder GartenThe Spiral is an old symbol of all life processes. Winter and summer, inhale and exhale, narrowness and wideness, inside and outside. All these processes are constantly changing until they reach a turning point and pause for one moment. As an universal symbol the spiral appears throughout history dating some 4500 years and appears cross culturally over the world throughout our known history.

Each child takes a turn to slowly walk the spiral, holding a red apple with a small unlit beeswax candle inserted into it. As the child reaches the center, he or she lights the candle and then retraces his or her steps out of the spiral. On the return, the child places the apple and candle on one of the golden stars, bringing forth the Light. Child after child has a turn, and more and more lit candles grace the spiral as the room begins to glow.

"When Christmas arrives, a turning point is reached. The light increases, days grow longer and nature reawakens." Rudolf Steiner

"Über Sterne, über Sonnen,
leise geht Mariens Schritt.

Lauter Gold und lichte Wonnen,

nimmt sie für ihr Kindlein mit.
Wenn Maria heilig schreitet,
von der Sterne Chor geschaut,
wird von ihrer Hand bereitet,
was zur Weihnacht` niedertaut.
Ruft die Sonne auf zu weben
für des Kindes lichtes Kleid,
bittet dann den Mond zu geben,
ihrem Kindlein Glück und Freud`.
Alle Sternlein spannt sie singend
an den bunten Wagen an,
ziehet durch den Himmel klingend,
kommt dann auf der Erde an."

Thursday, December 17, 2015

New Waldorf Baby Doll Pattern

My children are my greatest inspiration when it comes to making dolls and toys. Always. My daughter requested a Baby with diapers and more advanced clothing recently so in the midst of christmas orders and preparations I tried and made one new Baby Doll Body Pattern and some new cloth patters too. Some cloth diapers for the Baby as well... My daughters doll is tucked away for christmas but this one is for You!
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 dress made of organic GOTS certified cotton fabric and linen one matching hat, hand knit socks of pure lambswool and one cloth diaper.

The soft 100% cotton doll tricot skin is organic and GOTS certified.

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.

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.

This Knecht Ruprecht Doll is ready to ship.

Knecht Ruprecht Dolls are hand washable. Please find a detailed Waldorf Doll Care Tutorial here:
http://www.knechtruprecht.at/2010/01/anleitung-furs-puppenbad-doll-bath.html

EN: Warning, read and keep. Toy not suitable for children under 3 years. Small parts might be swallowed or inhaled.