Verity Hope

London, United Kingdom
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Last updated on Nov 10, 2021

Patterns & Haberdashery


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About VerityHope

Sales 8,532
On Etsy since 2007

Patterns & Haberdashery

If like me, you love being creative and cherish the escapism of imaginary worlds
~ then this is the ideal hobby for you.

Combining basic needlework skills with an age old technique of yarn wrapping popularised in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, this little art of doll making will soon reward you with many happy hours of relaxation.

I use the very best materials available for the task.
Custom printed fabrics in scale with the little poseable bodies together with a distinctive and timeless face are all unique to Verity Hope. One hundred percent wool yarn is chosen for its sense of childhood warmth.

Do not think you are too old to enjoy this frivolous endeavor, we should never feel we need to grow up, stop playing with dolls or creating imaginary worlds. We all need our little retreats in life...

The Technique
Since early childhood I have been using the traditional doll making technique of yarn wrapping. This method was popular during the 1930s and 40s wartime Britain to produce miniature doll house characters during times of material scarcity. Grecon dolls are probably the most well known examples in Britain. Having been inspired by some of the surviving relics of the past, I work hard to create a unique modern collection based on this age old technique.

My aim is to enable others to experience this all encompassing and peaceful pastime too.
Please spread the happy word.

One last thing: Why do I call the brand 'Verity Hope'?
Verity Hope has evolved from my own theatrical training background. She is a little character I have created and am currently developing little story rhymes around her world.
I hope you will be inspired to make a little character too and enjoy sharing your own little images on your personal social media pages.

Happy days to all those who still play!

Susannah - Creator of Verity Hope

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    I come from a theatrical background, my theatre training reflecting through each creation and little character. Perhaps one day they really will come alive!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Shipped from jolly old England!

Items will be posted within 2 working days, although I aim to post the next working day.

Please read international shipping terms before purchasing.

Happy wearing!

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Items will be sent by Royal Mail. Further information about these services can be obtained from:

Please allow 10-21 days for international delivery.

To keeps shipping as low as possible, I have listed for REGULAR airmail. That means it is NOT TRACKED OR INSURED. If you wish to have items tracked Royal Mail charges an ADDITIONAL $6.50. This charge will be invoiced separately ON REQUEST after checkout. Please contact me via the Etsy contact link straight after.

I will insure goods if asked to do so at time of order, at additional cost, if the service is available, this is not included in the tracking fee. (Sorry Royal Mail costs, not mine!).


As I am sure you appreciate, once your parcel leaves me it is out of my control.
I am sorry, but I accept no liability for goods lost or damaged in transit, although I always obtain proof of postage and keep all certificates and receipts as PROOF to you that it was genuinely sent.

Quite often a parcel is delayed because it is held up in customs. I cannot accept responsibility for international orders that are held up in customs or parcels delayed.

Buyers are responsible for any duty/tax that is due upon receipt of the package.

All shipping charges are final and when you pay for your items you agree to the shipping fees, methods of postage and terms and conditions.

Additional policies and FAQs

All images used, unless otherwise credited are © Susannah Dashwood 2010/2011

Q: Can I make the dolls to sell?

A: You are allowed to make a small quantity (10 max) to sell at craft shows and on Etsy but I do require that any person that creates and sells a similar character or anything else from the kits, to add to their listing or hang tag - "The original character was designed by Susannah Dashwood, copyright 2012." Susannah Dashwood. Etsy ID: malphi, Website:

Please contact me if you are a Teacher and interested in using a kit or pattern as part of your sewing class and I will be glad to discuss this with you.

♥ Susannah ♥