Polly had a Dolly | Heritage Crafts Association – The Makers
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About Polly had a Dolly

Through my doll making I try to bring back a part of childhood that seems forgotten. That innocence of playtime which only requires the very basic to stimulate a universe of imagination.

My dolls have simple expressions and use natural materials to allow the child's creativity to develop. When designing a doll I think about the child and how they will play with the doll, their age and what they need their doll to be. All my dolls are CE marked and safe for children.

I care about our environment so I use natural materials and make dolls to last. I source high quality fabrics and the stuffing is 100% British lambswool. Of all the natural materials I use the British lambswool stuffing is the most important. It is the best filling for dolls as it absorbs body heat making it super comforting; it has a density and weight which is reassuring; and, practically it is naturally antibacterial, eco friendly and fire-retardant. I also import specialist doll fabrics from The Netherlands direct from the manufacturer.

Further Info

Specialised in
Traditional sculpted wool dollmaking (as adopted by Steiner and Waldorf philosophies)
Open to the Public?
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing


Lydia Stonely
2 Bathurst Close
TN12 0NA

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