How are Thicket & Thimble dolls made?
Each doll is lovingly designed and created by hand in the studio in Kent, England
What's the current lead time for dispatch of dolls?
As each doll is hand made to order, dolls are currently taking around 2 weeks to dispatch, however if you are ordering for a special occasion please let us know and we will try our very best to accommodate
For custom dolls, lead times will be advised upon ordering
If you are ordering for a special occasion, please bear in mind that the customs process in your country can add time to your overall shipping time
Can Thicket & Thimble dolls be played with
Our Keepsake collection has been CE tested and is suitable for gentle play for ages 3 and up
The Heirloom and Design a Doll collections are for decorative use only and should not be played with due to small parts and long ties. Each doll features a soft tag stating ‘DECORATIVE USE ONLY’ and bespoke stands are available on the website to help display your doll
An item says 'sold out', will you be restocking?
Each Thicket & Thimble doll is totally unique and once they're gone, they're gone! However we do restock with new designs frequently - sign up for the newsletter & follow us on instagram, facebook and twitter for updates on new releases and restocks! We also offer a year-round custom service starting at £130, read more here
What are Thicket & Thimble dolls made from?
The Heirloom and Design a Doll collections are made using Irish linen and hand embroidered, 100% wool European felt appliqué on the face, hands and feet. The wool felt ears are hand sewn and each doll is stuffed with hypo-allergenic stuffing and completed with a soft organic cotton tag. Every doll's garments are unique, often made using vintage and hand dyed materials and always in limited numbers
The Keepsake collection features original water colour paintings of the signature Thicket & Thimble details with trompe-l'oeil stitching detail printed onto natural linen. The 100% wool felt ears are hand sewn and each doll is stuffed with hypo-allergenic stuffing and completed with a soft organic cotton tag
All the dolls are designed, printed and made in Kent, England
The design I like is listed in a different animal, can I change the animal?
Yes, we can usually accommodate these changes, simply get in touch
How are Thicket & Thimble dolls packaged?
The Keepsake dolls arrive boxed and beautifully packaged with a letterpress round tag
Are the clothes removable?
What size are the dolls?
The Heirloom woodland nymph, dormouse, hare, lamb, fox, badger and fawn dolls measure approx 45cm from the feet to the top of the head (not including the ears). The swan, goose and peacock measure 35cm from head to base and the owl and hedgehog 24cm
The Keepsake dolls are 30cm (not including the ears) and the swan is 32cm.
Do Thicket & Thimble dolls 'sit'?
Are all the dolls the same?
The dolls are handmade so there are slight variations and each one is unique
Are the dolls in-stock or made-to-order?
Most of the dolls are made-to-order
Will the colours be the same as the photos on the website?
Different screens and monitors show colours slightly differently. Some of the hand dyed details on the dolls might vary slightly due to variations in the dying process
How do I care for my new friend?
When your doll arrives after a long journey you might wish to separate any layers on the skirt. Thicket & Thimble dolls are not washable but can be spot cleaned with a gentle detergent and warm water
We recommend displaying the dolls out of direct sunlight as this can fade the colours over time
What is your return/exchange policy?
Due to the bespoke nature of the dolls and the environmental impact of shipping items across the world more than once, we do not accept returns. However, if you are unhappy with anything regarding your order we will of course work together to resolve any issues
What do you charge for postage in the UK?
Postage via the Royal Mail 'Signed For' service is our thank you to you for cherishing a Thicket & Thimble handmade doll when you spend over £120. Postage for orders under £120 costs £6.75
Do you ship worldwide?
Happily. Shipping for a single doll within Europe costs £13.50 and it's £17 for everywhere else via the Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed service. For multiple dolls shipping rates increase slightly. Please note all international sales are final and the buyer is responsible for any import or custom fees that may apply
For orders to South Africa we send via DPD courier
We hope this covers off any questions you might have. Still looking for your answer? Please do get in touch!
All Thicket & Thimble doll designs are copyrighted. By purchasing a Thicket & Thimble doll you are agreeing not to replicate, copy or duplicate any element of the garment or doll design
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