KnechtRuprecht

Waldorfdolls - OOAK & artist made Waldorfdolls

378 Sales

KnechtRuprecht

Waldorfdolls - OOAK & artist made Waldorfdolls

378 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Knecht Ruprecht is dedicated to handcrafted Waldorfdolls for any occasion and for almost every age. Since my own Waldorf schooling, I have created handmade dolls from natural materials. I believe in the importance of dolls and dollplay and it is a great pleasure and honor for me to create these important little friends. All types of dolls I offer are proved and tested by my own little children and suitable for daily use.

All my dolls are stuffed with organic wool. The cotton skin of my dolls is approved in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class 1 certification. This swiss made high quality cotton fabric is used and approved since years for the purpose of waldorfdollmaking. It is very resistant and allows a long lifetime of all dolls I make.

Custom orders are welcome. Please look through my sold items or visit my blog for inspiration. http://knechtruprechtdolls.blogspot.com

"Play with dolls is of special importance because it is one of the ways through which the child can externalize his own inner being."
Rahima Baldwin Dancy, You Are Your Child's First Teacher

"As the child nurtures & mothers the doll, he is not simply metaphorically, but also in reality caring for himself. It is important therefore, that we offer a doll that closely resembles him/her, not so much in features but rather in proportion. The child's "felt experience" of the doll will remain with him/her. So let's keep the doll simple, proportional & tactilely truthful."
Words by Shariffa Oppenheimer in regards to Waldorf dolls.
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BLOG: http://www.knechtruprecht.at
Picture Gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/knechtruprechtdolls
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Please also visit my shop for fine art & fine art prints:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MarieRuprecht

Concept, photos, designs and intellectual property © 2008-2015 Marie Ruprecht-Wimmer

Announcement
Last updated on Dec 1, 2015

Knecht Ruprecht is dedicated to handcrafted Waldorfdolls for any occasion and for almost every age. Since my own Waldorf schooling, I have created handmade dolls from natural materials. I believe in the importance of dolls and dollplay and it is a great pleasure and honor for me to create these important little friends. All types of dolls I offer are proved and tested by my own little children and suitable for daily use.

All my dolls are stuffed with organic wool. The cotton skin of my dolls is approved in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class 1 certification. This swiss made high quality cotton fabric is used and approved since years for the purpose of waldorfdollmaking. It is very resistant and allows a long lifetime of all dolls I make.

Custom orders are welcome. Please look through my sold items or visit my blog for inspiration. http://knechtruprechtdolls.blogspot.com

"Play with dolls is of special importance because it is one of the ways through which the child can externalize his own inner being."
Rahima Baldwin Dancy, You Are Your Child's First Teacher

"As the child nurtures & mothers the doll, he is not simply metaphorically, but also in reality caring for himself. It is important therefore, that we offer a doll that closely resembles him/her, not so much in features but rather in proportion. The child's "felt experience" of the doll will remain with him/her. So let's keep the doll simple, proportional & tactilely truthful."
Words by Shariffa Oppenheimer in regards to Waldorf dolls.
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
BLOG: http://www.knechtruprecht.at
Picture Gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/knechtruprechtdolls
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Please also visit my shop for fine art & fine art prints:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MarieRuprecht

Concept, photos, designs and intellectual property © 2008-2015 Marie Ruprecht-Wimmer

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Knecht Ruprecht - handcrafted treasures in the Waldorf tradition

Knecht Ruprecht is dedicated to handcrafted Waldorfdolls.

Marie, the artist behind Knecht Ruprecht, believes in the importance of dolls and dollplay and it is a great pleasure for her to create these important little friends. Since her own Waldorfschooling she has created handmade toys from natural materials. (That makes about twenty five years of Waldorf-Toy making experience : )
Marie grew up in a family of artists, with lots of selfmade and handcrafted things around herself. Her mother is a ceramic artist, her father is a painter and is running a gallery. Very soon in her childhood she started painting and sculpturing in the atelier of her parents.

During her time as a Waldorfstudent she was educated in all different kinds of arts and craftsmanships. After having finished her studies in Visual Fine Arts at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz she started working as an independent artist.

Since she is a mother to a little daughter and a little son she started working on dolls and wooden toys for her children. Some friends asked if she could create dolls and wooden toys for them too and so she started to sell her handcrafted treasures.

All pieces are made with love and great attention to detail. All types of dolls she creates are proved and tested by her own family and suitable for daily use. Each and every doll she makes is unique and handmade by herself. All pieces are made of the best materials possible. Only 100% organic wool stuffing is used. Nearly all wool and felt used for her creations come from the local farmers collective Manufaktur Haslach. This Collective supports different rare and endangered species of sheep and organic farming, no pesticides or chemicals are used. The wool is only washed with soda, mild soap and warm water.

The 100% cotton skin of all Knecht Ruprecht Dolls is approved in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class 1 certification. It is made by Laib Yala Tricot AG from Switzerland. It is a very high quality fabric which is used and approved since years for the purpose of Waldorfdoll making. This fabric is very resistant and allows a long lifetime of the dolls I make.

Everything is made in a smoke free and pet free environment.
Please find doll care instructions here:
http://knechtruprechtdolls.blogspot.co.at/2010/01/anleitung-furs-puppenbad-doll-bath.html

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    Marie, the artist behind Knecht Ruprecht, is a former Waldorf Student and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Art and Design Linz. All dolls are handmade in her studio in Austria.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 7, 2016
Thank you for visiting and for reading through my shop polices.

Quality over Quantity. Each and every item I make is unique and hand made by myself. Everything I make is made in a smoke-free and pet-free environment.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
You DO NOT need to have a Paypal account to use the system to pay with a credit card or echeck. Paypal acts as the credit card processor for all Etsy orders.
Be sure to follow the link in your Etsy order through to the Paypal site to complete your transaction...your order is not complete until then. You will receive an email from Paypal confirming your payment has been made.
E-checks do take one week or more to clear through Paypal, so please allow plenty of time for this to happen before your order ships.
Payment is due at the time of your order, and must be received before I will ship out an item or begin to make your piece. Please let me know if you are experiencing difficulties processing your payment communication is greatly appreciated!
If you are unsure how to make a purchase: here´s a helpful step by step link:
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

If You want to submit payment via banktransfer all charges (for both sides) must be included in Your payment.
Shipping
Everything will be shipped as registered economy letter via Austrian Postal Service.

I do combine shipping. Shipping costs depend upon the total weight of your purchase. Please contact me if you would like shipping prices clarified. If you would prefer a particular carrier, addition of insurance, or an upgrade to Priority, or Express shipping, please contact me prior to submitting payment in order to make arrangements.

Everything will be shipped to you at your own risk. I can not assume responsibility for lost uninsured items.

All custom fees are the responsibility of the recipient.

Payment must be received before I will ship out an item.

Export to non-EU countries may result custom duties on buyer's account.

Keep in mind that colors appear differently on different pictures and do change according to lightning condition. Due to the many variations in monitors and browsers, color samples may appear different on different monitors as well. If it is important that the sample be exact, it is highly recommended that you order a sample first, before placing the order. Samples of all fabrics or yarns I have available in my studio can be ordered for a fee of 7 Euro + Shipping via Conversation.

By ordering you agree to the above terms.
Refunds and Exchanges
If there is a problem with your order, please be sure to contact me, and I will do my best to keep everyone happy.

I accept refunds or exchanges if you are not satisfied with the item you purchased only if I am contacted immediately upon receipt of item and if item is in original condition as when it was sent. I will refund the cost of your item as soon as it arrived back, but I will not refund shipping costs (including return).
Additional policies and FAQs
I do take custom orders. I will always try my best to make what you had envisioned, but since every doll is unique you are not obligated to buy the custom you ordered. This is a risk for me of course, but I believe that my customers should be happy with there purchase. If requested I will email you pictures of the finished product. You will make a decision on whether or not to go through with purchase.