Jane | Polly had a Dolly


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In May 2023 I spent a weekend at the Bodger's Ball - a get together of the Association of Pole-lathe Turners & Green Woodworkers - I tagged along wth my husband.

Jane is inspired by the women I met at the Bodger's Ball. They practiced their traditional wood crafts with pure passion - and I made Jane's head whilst I watched them work over the weekend.

The silk yarn in her hair was gifted by a traditional spinner I met there -and the wool yarn was purchased from a crafter working with natural dyeing. Her wood buttons are handcrafted by the same crafter - the Woodland Haberdasher.

My husband carved Jane her own little wooden spoon - a item often made by green woodworkers.

Jane is made from pure British sheepswool. Her face is hand scuplted and needled felted to form a cute nose and little mouth. Her face is hand embroidered and her freckles are painted using the tip of a pin. She has a wood shaving in her hair as the workers on the pole lathes get covered in them!

All her clothes are handmade by me too. She is wearing a gingham blouse, denim dungarees and felt boots. Tied around her neck is a wool shawl amd Jane has a OlliElla fair trade wicker basket too. She is approximately 37 cm tall.

Jane is made to the highest possible toymaking standards but please note that she is an 'art' doll and aimed at collectors wishing to support British Toymaking. She isn't suitable for children under 14 years due to not being CE or UKCA marked.

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