The Olive Sparrow

Katia - 19" Natural Cloth Doll

CAD $425.00

Katia is a 48cm (19") tall Olive Sparrow Doll with a wonderful head of wavy dark brown hair. She wears a cotton sateen dusty lilac tunic with a ruffle and gathering over a pair of linen pants that she likes rolled up to capri length. She also loves her black linen jacket with silk-velvet trim. Her lace shawl is large enough to wear many different ways -- because this girl likes to have options. Her shoes and socks are made from up-cycled felted wool. Her hat is knit with premium Japanese Noro Yarn. psst – we shouldn’t discuss this, but she is wearing underwear of course.


Her face is sculpted with needle felting. Katia is a slim, but larger size doll for an older child or adult collector. Her wavy hair is made from commercial wefted mohair fibre -- a process where mohair goat fibers are sewn into a long "string" of hair that I then crochet into a cap and sew on. The hair can be finger styled and gently manipulated. This Waldorf-inspired natural cloth art doll is created from my own pattern. She is very firmly stuffed and feels wonderful when held. She can sit on her own and her limbs move freely, giving her a supreme play value (and lets her put her arms around your neck to hug you back). The upper part of her legs are stuffed softer than her lower legs which aids her in sitting.


Every Olive Sparrow Doll prides itself with absolutely exquisite workmanship – tiny stitches, doubly sewn seams, smooth neck – quality of design and workmanship to show your child what is possible in a hand-made toy. (please make sure you read our paragraph on workmanship below). Please note that this doll does have small parts (buttons on the coat and hair toggles) and is recommended only for children over 3 years of age.


To get to know The Olive Sparrow and our products better, it is recommended that you review our store policies and maybe even come by our blog at: Each doll is made up of the following materials.


Skin: 100% cotton (Swiss-made to Öko-Tex-Standard 100)
Stuffing 100% wool batt from Germany
Hair: Mohair Goat Wefted Fibers
Clothing: 100% natural fibers (linen, cotton, wool, silk/nylon velvet)
Shoes: Recycled felted wool sweaters
Face: 100% cotton Embroidery Thread

Workmanship: Each doll is created individually by artist Monika Aebischer, the proprietor of The Olive Sparrow. She sources and uses only the highest quality materials in her creations – swiss-made skin fabric, German wool batt, wool/mohair for the dolls hair (often hand-dyed by her), or wefted animal fibers. Hair for the Olive Sparrow Children is made by crocheting a cap that is sewn to the head, allowing for replacement should it ever become necessary (although most children will object to this, as it changes their doll dramatically). For the wispy hair, a special german mohair is used and a labour-intense technique, for the loose longer hair each strand of wool is individually knotted into the crocheted cap. This is the prime technique for doll-wig creation. Doll clothing is made from up-cycled vintage and clothing fabrics, in either pure linen, cotton or silk or from new fabrics washed multiple times. Up-cycled fabric is wonderful for doll clothes, as the cloth has been washed soft, gentle and free of textile manufacturing products. Monika also felts used woolen sweaters to use for doll shoes and clothing. She knits the doll’s hats out of prime quality knitting wool. Each seam on the doll’s body is sewn twice to allow your child to fiercely love their Olive Sparrow Child. Clothing is sewn with serged seams and some are fully reversible.

Katia - 19" Natural Cloth Doll

Tags: Dollectable, Natural Cloth Doll, Waldorf Doll, Collector Doll

The doll will shipped insured - the shipping price is a quote only -- once you purchase the doll, we will find the most economical, yet secure way of shipping. Shipping Overages are always refunded. Shipping charges will be adjusted to buyers location.

Shipping options:
     Priority....CAD $35.00
     International....CAD $45.00

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