From the famous doll workshops of Botton Village. Made with fairly traded organic cotton covers and carry bag and with a forelock of the Larchfield community's organic hand-dyed wool; the dolls are filled with fleece from the same bio-dynamic flock. Like most Camphill workshops the doll workshops at Botton provide employment, training and creative therapy to individuals with a range of skills and abilities within a safe, caring, mutually respectful environment. The dolls are supplied in randomly selected material, and each measure about 28cm from head to toe.
Camphill In 1939, inspired by the ideas of Rudolf Steiner, Karl König created his first community for the learning disabled at Kirkton house, near Aberdeen. By 1940 they had moved to the nearby Camphill estate, from which the now worldwide movement still takes its name. Their purpose being for people of all abilities to live and work together in an environment of mutual care, interdependence, and respect. To this end each community is built around a series of workshops where their members can be taught and develop skills in a range of sustainable activities from agriculture to bookbinding to carpentry.