I have been designing and making dolls for over 20 years.

Having been unable to find paper sewing patterns that were suitable, I started to design my own fabric dolls. This has led to the publication of the sewing patterns of my original designs with clear, detailed instructions.

Fascinated by the ‘little people’, I have experimented with a diversity of media; moving from, the original soft-sculpted cloth dolls through porcelain dolls, reproductions, ‘rescued’ antiques and artists dolls, to polymer clay figures with metal armatures.

I aim always to establish the character of each doll & to explore the endless possibilities for costume and decoration.

I am now able to devote all my energies towards creating and making new handmade characters with the intention of never making two the same!

Contact me if you have any questions, ideas or would like to send me photos of dolls you’ve created yourself – I’d love to hear from you!

Lynne Butler