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.