Atelier Lavendel dolls are designed and handmade by me with lots of love, care and pre­ci­sion, using organic high quality materials. Every little soul I create is made one at a time. Everyone of them has its own little soul, its own personality. To create Atelier Lavndel dolls I use my own patterns, which I am continually altering. Over 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. 
While  creating Atelier Lavndel natural fibers dolls I strive to make my idea of an innocent child, of happy childhood visible and experiencable.

 Most important to me are materials I choose for that: natural, mostly organic or vintage fabrics and yarns. I expect them to speak to your hands too, to tell you 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, Atelier Lavendel dolls are made sturdy and safe enough to enable them to be a true companion within a free imaginative play. 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.

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 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.

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.

MATERIALS
For 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 yarn or wool locks for dolls hair.

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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.

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 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.

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

SHOP
Ready-to-go Atelier Lavendel  natural fibers dolls, Waldorf inspired dolls, Artist  Bears  and organic natural accessories are listed  in my Etsy-shop. Custom orders are welcome. You alre also welcome to purchase directly through my web side. Please, drop me a line, when you are interested. In my portfolio and in my blog you can find  some more pictures of my latest Atelier Lavendel creations – get inspired!

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

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.

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