Lynne and Michael Roche Dollmakers

 

  • Winter has arrived!
    Winter Robyn and Daisy
  • Gorgeous little
    village shop front
  • Robyn Daisy
    and the village shop

Welcome to Roche dolls

Lynne and Michael Roche have been making artist dolls for over 30 years. They are well known for their porcelain headed dolls with finely carved and articulated lime-wood bodies. They have also made a variety of ranges of different bodies for the dolls over the years.

Another definitive aspect of their work is the clothing for the dolls, Lynne uses uniquely dyed fabrics and yarns and wonderful antique fabric for the clothes and many details such as embroidery and appliqués decorate the unusual and evocative garments. Many outfits are also enhanced by wonderful hand knitted items. All of this with the addition of real or mohair custom made wigs, beautiful paperweight glass eyes made in England, delightful specially made leather shoes and boots and uniquely imaginative accessories make their dolls highly desirable and collectable. They have been called by serious antique doll collectors ‘antiques of the future'.

Robyn in Linen, New Collectors Club Edition

Robyn in Linen, special 2014 collectors club edition of just 10 pieces. To find out more click here

Christmas edition 2013 Pippa Winter Fairy SOLD OUT

Introducing our new cloth bodied doll for 2014, Pippa, 12" a big sister to Bessie. Here she is wearing her lovely Christmas Winter Fairy outfit. Lots of beautiful beaded silk velvet, silks and organzas with soft mohair knits. She also has a delightful mohair bear by Stella Topping. She is an edition of just 15  and available only from The Toy Shoppe in the US and from us. £650 and $1099

The First Bath Textile Summer School 2014

Lynne has been busy organising the first Bath Textile Summer School 18th -23rd August 2014. go to www.bathtextilesummerschool.co.uk to find out more!