Category Archives: Toys

Sarah Campbell Designs

Loving these dolls created by UK based textile designer, Sarah Campbell, who has spent most of her lifetime creating patterns. Love of patterns, colors and hand-painted designs are the hallmarks of her work. The dolls are handmade with prints designed in the 60’s and 70’s by
Sarah Campbell and her sister, Susan Collier. Each doll is decorated with a tiny patchwork heart.
On Selvedge Magazine she says this about herself:

“I began working in fabric design as a teenager – in the very first place, I got started by going to help my older sister, Susan Collier, when she became busy painting patterns for Liberty and Richard Allen Scarves in the early ’60s. We went on to work together for 50 years making designs for textiles, wallpapers and other surfaces and converting cloth; we co-founded the original company Collier Campbell in 1979/80. Since Susan’s death in 2011, I’ve built a company under my own name painting new patterns and developing new areas of work. “

“Textiles are designed to be used – and we always painted our patterns with their end-use in mind. I have cloth and images to hand and plenty of ideas – so creating a line of goods seemed a natural development. I really enjoy hand-painting fabrics, scarves, hankies, papier-maché animals, and I love making things. I know people love colour and pattern – and decoration is second nature to me!”

You can view more of her work and purchase her designs on her website.

Images: Courtesy of Sarah Campbell.

Woodland Tale

Really liking these stitched creatures created by Kate and sold under the brand, Woodland Tale.
Don’t know too much about the maker except that she’s from the Ukraine and she creates these stitched toys and woodland inspired accessories. You can follow her work on Facebook and purchase her
items on Etsy.

Images: Courtesy of Woodland Tale.

Nadya Sheremet

NadyaSheremetNadya Sheremet is a freelance artist and illustrator living in Russia. She also creates these dolls with intricate embroidery accents labeled under the brand, “Family Toys”. Wish we could tell you where the dolls can be purchased for we would certainly be first in line to acquire them. You can follow the artist on Facebook and see more of her work on Behance.

Images: Courtesy of Nadya Sheremet.