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Deposit for Yolanda - 18 inch Natural Fiber Art Doll by Down Under Waldorfs


AUD $180.00

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If you believe in magic and wait till the last rays of sunlight you might see some whimsical creatures really close.

Yolanda is a given name, of Greek origin but existing in many languages, meaning Violet. 

I wanted to tell a bit more about Yolanda’s creation. 

It is all starts the same for me - not a slightest idea, just piece of wool and endless possibilities with it.
Head is always comes first, always from scratch, though I am trying not to overthink it, just letting my hands do the job.  


Yolanda has got soft juicy violet mohair locks. I bought these locks ages ago and never had a courage to use till now. When I look back to the whole doll making process, I must be insane to enjoy it. To sort such soft locks is just pure pleasure, so relaxing, almost like knitting, my time was well spent for sure. 


Yolanda's character puzzled me a bit, it took nearly month of looking at her and trying to find the right pieces, her pieces. I made small ears and they just didn't match her, my mind been adding big ones, as big as I have never done before.



Yolanda has wings, she is a whimsical creature, you know. I used some merino wool felt and just painted  needle felted it all over. They can be easily detached from her back, I used "brooch" closure for it.


And at last - a bit of details. Tiny flowers, I must have some crash on them, it didn't scared me off to spend more than an hour to just sew every flower into its place. Yolanda's top made of vintage fabric scraps I brought couple of years ago from Russia, such treasure from my childhood memories, I am happy to be able to use them whenever possible.



So, here she is,  my the most magical doll Yolanda! She can't wait to use her wings and travel the oceans! 


Yolanda is lovingly handmade by me using all the natural materials with lots of tiny details such as big ears, a belly button, knees and a little bum. She can sit by herself and stand with support. Arms and legs are free moveable. She has a wire armature deep inside her neck, so she can easily shift her head side to side, up and down. So, big YES for better posing.

She is firmly stuffed with 100% white clean Australian wool. The pale Caucasian“skin” is made of DWE doll making cotton fabric.  Her hair is made of the softest violet mohair locks, hand wefted and then crocheted  into a mohair wig. You can use your fingers to gently re-style her hair.

Her face and torso are needle felted, so it will retain shape after wash. Her olive green eyes embroidered with cotton floss, her face are blushed here and there with beeswax rouge. Yolanda is approximately 18 inch tall (about 46 cm); she is having with her the following clothes (please refer to the photos):


  • Black top with pink flowers and button closure at the back ;

  • White linen skirt with double layer of hot pink tulle;

  • Hot Pink cotton pantaloons;

  • Hand knitted wool shoes with black laces and merino wool felt flowers all over;

  • hand knitted headband with wool felt balls;

  • PLUS lovely dress and another little top (these items are not on the photos, so let it be surprise from me). 

All clothes are removable. The doll can be gently washed in delicate/wool detergent, but spot cleaning is recommended. The hair can be gently styled.

Please note: The doll suited for an older child (5+) or an adult collector who can handle her with care, dress gently and take care of her with love.

She has been made with love and passion in a pet/smoke free home.

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Tags: Dollectable, Down Under Waldorfs

Down Under Waldorfs purchases are posted via Australia Post. All dolls are packaged as carefully as possible. I will usually post within 3 working days. Insurance is extra. Please contact me if you would like your doll insured for it's full value. Please be aware that international shipping can take 10 working days. Down Under Waldorfs purchases are posted via Australia Post. All dolls are packaged as carefully as possible. Unless otherwise requested, they will be wrapped and sent in a satchel to reduce the postage costs. If you would like your doll to be sent in a box, please contact me for a quote. I will usually post within 3-5 working days. Insurance is extra. Please contact me if you would like your doll insured for it's full value. Please be aware that international shipping can take 10 working days.

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