This love of vintage has inspired me to create a collection of one-of-a-kind handmade dolls, something I began designing and making in 2008. Each doll is made by me in my studio in Herefordshire, England.
My materials are sourced locally and from my native Hungary. I use English or Hungarian vintage linen for each doll’s body, which is triple stitched for long lasting durability and then stuffed with local alpaca wool. I use 100% wool for the doll’s hair, which is partly pulled through, partly stitched on.
I never use a template for the embroidered face. This is my favourite part to create and I would not want to spoil it with a uniform look or factory feel.
For each doll’s clothes I source vintage fabric, which I embellish further with antique ‘finds’.
Of course, you may have a treasured piece of clothing or fabric you would like me to use when designing your doll… And of course, I am more than happy to help save those special memories and make your doll even more exclusive, more exquisite.
I hope to create heirloom pieces for you to pass on to your children and they to theirs.