MonPilou dolls are made for children from 3 up till 100 years old .
I have learned to make traditional Waldorf dolls many years ago. Over the years, I have designed my own pattern and found ways to make the dolls of better quality and look more natural. Even though the techniques have changed, my dolls are still traditional Waldorf dolls.
They are made of natural fibres, look simple, have a neutral expression and are made with a lot of love.
The filling of the dolls is, clean, carded sheep wool, from organic working farms, in Germany. The good thing about sheep wool filling is that it makes the doll feel warm and almost alive. My dolls are firmly stuffed, for durability, but not as hard as the dolls, that are made for collectors. I like my dolls to feel cuddly for young children.
The doll skin is made of 100% cotton interlock. I use the interlock from de Witte Engel, mainly.
For the dolls hair, I crochet wigs, out of yarn made of mohair, wool or a combination of both (and a percetage of nylon for firmness). I use Wild Mohair from Little Oke Dolls, mainly.
I love the nostalgic look for the doll outfits. The clothes and accessories are made of fabrics, like linen and Liberty of London. When available, I choose organic cotton, to work with.
Because of small parts, but also from a pedagogical point of view, the dolls are not made for children, under 3 years old.
The dolls, clothes, PDF patterns and accessories are designed by MonPilou©
But, I have a few great helpers, to fill my little doll "boutique". Marianne (NL) is an experiences dressmaker, she sews a lot of little clothes for me. Jacqui (UK) is a great knitter, she knits the cute cardigans and socks. From my designs and choice of fabric and yarn. The lovely woolen felted shoes, are designed and made by Vaida Petreikis (Lituania).