Natural Fibers Dolls

I believe in the impor­tance of toys with beau­ti­ful nat­ural qual­ity. All my dolls are designed and hand­made by me with lots of love, care and pre­ci­sion, using organ­ic high qual­i­ty nat­ur­al mate­ri­als.  Every lit­tle soul I cre­ate is made one at a time. Every­one of them has its own lit­tle soul, its own per­son­al­i­ty.German Waldorf dolls by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly handmade with lots of joy and care for children to play and to cuddle. Handmade in Germany. German Waldorf dolls by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly handmade with lots of joy and care for children to play and to cuddle. Handmade in Germany. German Waldorf dolls by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly handmade with lots of joy and care for children to play and to cuddle. Handmade in Germany. German Waldorf dolls by Atelier Lavendel are lovingly handmade with lots of joy and care for children to play and to cuddle. Handmade in Germany.

Cre­at­ing my dolls I use my own pat­terns which I am con­tin­u­al­ly alter­ing. Ten years of doll-mak­ing expe­ri­ence give me the nec­es­sary sup­port by con­stant­ly improv­ing my  skills.  It takes me many hours to awake a doll to live.
My large dolls require weeks of work. Cre­at­ing these dolls I strive to make my  idea of a child, of hap­py child­hood in this world as I see it, vis­i­ble and expe­ri­ence­ble. Most impor­tant are the mate­ri­als I choose for it. Nat­ur­al, most­ly organ­ic fibers and yarns, I expect them to speak to your hands too, to tell them their sto­ries, to inspire, to awake mem­o­ries and dreams.… Antique lace and fab­rics, vin­tage acces­sories and small trea­sures of old might add their spir­it of time as well.… Above this, these nat­ur­al fibers art dolls are made stur­dy and safe enough, to enable them to be what I feel a doll to has to be in a first place  — true com­pan­ion with­in a free imag­i­na­tive play.
In my stu­dio I am doing all by myself, from the very first sketch or idea and  doing research for the fab­rics and yarns, draw­ing the pat­tern, sew, knit, stuff, cro­chet and embroi­der to tak­ing pic­tures, edit­ing,  pack­ag­ing  and ship­ping. It gives me the feel­ing of a deep con­tent to watch every step of this won­der­ful mag­ic, of a won­der­ful awak­en­ing out of some­where, out of an idea, an inspi­ra­tion, of  some scrapes of fab­ric and flakes of wool —  the mag­i­cal awak­en­ing of a lit­tle soul.

IMGP9480a1For my dolls I choose pure nat­ural best qual­i­ty avail­able fibres, such as organ­ic cot­ton and  linen fab­rics, clean organ­ic wool and wool felt, plant dyed yarns and organ­ic silk. For my doll´s stuff­ing I use local clean sheep wool from bio­log­i­cal work­ing farms here in Ger­many. For dolls skin I take high qual­i­ty stur­dy doll mak­ing cot­ton inter­lock, tra­di­tion­al­ly pro­duced in Switzer­land. I usu­al­ly take mohair for dolls hair. Ate­lier Laven­del dolls are stuffed very firm­ly and have free mov­able arms and legs. Their facial fea­tures are lov­ingly hand embroi­dered. I love their min­i­mal­is­tic kind which allows them to keep the light of the inno­cence child­hood on them. Every one Ate­lier Laven­del doll is made as one-of-a-kind.

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Ate­lier Laven­del dolls come to the cus­tomers packed as a gift and com­pleted with laven­der buds sachets. My 14 inch­es to  20 inch­es tall cloth dolls bring with them addi­tion­ally a small care kit, includ­ing a nat­ural beeswax cray­on and a piece of soft fab­ric for love­ly cheeks, an extra strong sewing thread and a note with detailed care instruc­tions.

Waldorf dolls and toys by Atelier Lavendel, all natural and cuddly

CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Ate­lier Laven­del dolls may be hand washed in luke­warm water with a small amount of wool deter­gent or mild soap. Please, try to do spot clean­ing as long as pos­si­ble, before wash­ing your doll com­plete­ly. Do not twist or wring the doll as long as it is still wet. After wash­ing wrap the doll care­ful­ly in a fluffy tow­el and gen­tly  squeeze out the water. Repeat that sev­er­al times. Place the doll back down on a cozy tow­el and let it dry for a cou­ple of days.

Waldorf dolls and toys by Atelier Lavendel, all natural and cuddly

 SAFETY
Ate­lier Laven­del dolls are made with lot of love, care and pre­ci­sion. For safe­ty rea­son they are to be checked reg­u­larly, like any oth­ers toys. Please, help your doll stay healthy! If you see a run – seize to the nee­dle and to the thread. In your pack­age you will find match­ing extra strong thread, which I use for my dolls. Should the dam­age seem to be get­ting worse, please feel free to  con­tact me direct­ly.
SHOP
Ready-to-go Ate­lier Laven­del  OOAK dolls, Wal­dorf inspired dolls, Fairies, Dwarfs,  Bears
and organ­ic nat­ur­al acces­sories are list­ed  in my Etsy-shop. Cus­tom orders are wel­come!
In my port­fo­lio there are some more pic­tures of my lat­est Ate­lier Laven­del cre­ations — get inspired!

Waldorf dolls etsy: handmade by Atelier Lavendel. Ready for creative open ended play. Safe for every age. All natural materials. Handmade in Germany.Waldorf dolls on etsy: handmade by Atelier Lavendel. Ready for creative open ended play. Safe for every age. All natural materials. Handmade in Germany.

Waldorf dolls on etsy: handmade by Atelier Lavendel. Ready for creative open ended play. Safe for every age. All natural materials. Handmade in Germany.

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