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About Spinster's Fairytales Dolls
Each component of the doll is carefully selected and created by me. We give a lot of attention to detail to each doll and it definitely shows in the finished product.
One of my favorite parts of doll creation is spinning the hair on my Heavenly Handspinning Gratia wheel.
I take great care to purchase only fibers from humanely raised animals (mostly alpaca, angora goat and certain sheep - never merino or silk).
The fibers are dyed here in my kitchen using Greener Shades non-toxic dyes.
The spinning process and wig creation is very time intensive: each hand selected lock is lovingly spun into the yarn and then plied for durability. The wig is hooked from over 6 ounces of fiber. Don't worry - the dolls are constructed to easily carry the weight of the hair. NO HEAD WOBBLES here!
I prefer the crochet wig system of hairstyle even on long-haired dolls because it allows for various hairstyling options later on and has such a wonderful untamed, soft and abundant affect when left open.
The doll's hair is definitely the highlight of our doll creations. I like to think of it as 'girly with a wild streak'.
The doll bodies are crafted with high quality materials and stuffed with 'eco-wool'.
What makes eco-wool special?
A sustainably grown wool that's exceptionally clean of chemicals and pesticides.
For stuffing dolls and toys and felting.
This high quality, U.S.A grown wool is blended specifically for extra softness and resilience. 30% organic content.
1. PROPER GRAZING METHODS: Growers rotate pastures to prevent overgrazing and soil erosion.
Proper grazing creates a higher quality wool and protects the health of the sheep.
2. PREDATOR FRIENDLY: Trained sheep dogs guard the flock. Natural predators are not poisoned, trapped, or shot.
3. HEALTHY VETERINARY PRACTICES: Only certain kinds of medications and supplements can be used to treat the sheep.
Sheep raised in open pastures are healthier and require less vet care.
4. FIELDS PROTECTED FROM PESTICIDES: No use of herbicides and pesticides on fields where the sheep will be grazing.
Wool is spot tested to ensure that no harmful chemicals have been used.
5. OPPOSE CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF THE WOOL: This wool is not
carbonized (dipped in strong acid to dissolve residual matter),
dipped (at many farms, sheep are dipped in pesticides), or
6. SHEEP FRIENDLY: Highly skilled shearing crews trained to shear
the sheep with as much care and as harmlessly as possible.
Our attention to detail doesn't end there.
Currently my favorite dress pattern is one I adapted from a dress pattern I had for my 4-year old daughter. The top is shirred with elastic thread for a secure custom fit and yet easy on and off.
Soft-soled shoes complete the look.
The doll in the picture has a body I purchased. Our dolls have much more detail. Each doll has adorable sculpted fingers and toes and even a belly button!
We are looking forward to our first Hyena Cart stocking on August 15th and will be introducing our 16" Waldorf inspired dolls at an introductory rate, hosting a doll GIVEAWAY starting August 8th and an auction with a low starting bid.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!
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