Sunday, October 23, 2016

Cuddle Baby with hand knit Pixie Hat




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 and a hand knit hat made from pure merino yarn made by Atelier Zitron. All yarns from Atelier Zitron are premium qualities made in Germany. The whole production is carried out in accordance with Oeko Tex Standard 100, Product Class 1. So all yarns are ecologically safe for babies and toddlers up to 3 years.

Atelier Zitron monitors the complete production sequence in strict compliance with German environmental protection regulations - from purchasing the raw wool through to the finished balls of wool. These yarns are produced exclusively for Atelier Zitron at the highest level.

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. 

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