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.
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.