Lynne and Michael Roche Dollmakers


Roche Doll News

Oct-2018 - Very Special Christmas Fairy Rowan

We have a very small edition of little Rowan as a Christmas Fairy available, just 8 pieces. She has the all bisque jointed body and is just 8" high... place your order now and delivery will be early December. the price includes postage and packing £650 Christmas Fairy Rowan has now sold out, thank you for your pre-orders.

At our Open Day party on the 8th December we will have a very small number of wood bodied dolls available as well as a small number of our older dolls. We will send out an emailing in early December with more details...and pictures...

All good wishes from,

Lynne & Michael

Mar-2018 - Happy Easter !

(Watercolour painting, Venice and Anemonies by Lynne Roche)


Wishing you all a Very Happy Easter !

From Lynne & Michael x


Mar-2018 - Easter Surprises!


Easter Specials! update 30th March 2013

Specially for Easter we have a wonderful Baby Bonnie in an edition of just 6 dolls, 3 in blue and 3 in pink. Each of the Bonnies comes with a knitted Easter bunny with a carrot! the price including postage and packaging is £675. All of the Bonnie babies in blue have now sold out, thank you. Only one baby Bonnie in pink left for sale.

Also we have some of our older dolls available for sale;

A beautiful large Claudine (number 6) Now sold, thank you

A lovely Florence in a cosy winter duffle coat Now sold, thank you

A sweet medium Claudine (number 12) £1300

A lovely medium Beth in dungarees and knit sweater Now sold, thank you

Finally a little Polly! £275 

All prices include postage and packaging. Please contact me if you are interested in any of the dolls for sale.

Best wishes, Lynne & Michael 


Dec-2017 - Winter Special Dolls 2017

A Very Happy Christmas! As promised earlier in the year, here is our very special winter group of dolls.....there are 2 Esme, 2 Kitty, Robyn and Theo. All dolls from this group have now sold but there is a chance we will make a similiar group this time next year, so please keep checking our website for updates.   All Winter Special dolls 2017 are now sold, Thank you.   

With very best wishes for a wonderful time during the holiday season,

Lynne and Michael


Jun-2017 - The Bath Textile Summer School August 2017

Over the past three years the Bath Textile Summer Schools have been a great success. Booking for this years event is limited but if you are interested in textiles and embroidery please visit challenged and inspired in the beautiful city of Bath.

Jun-2017 - Dolls Boutique is now closed

Just wanted to let you know that we have decided to close the Dolls Boutique as most of the fabrics and yarns that we used for the items are no longer available. In the future we may have special items of doll clothing or outfits for sale, please look out for our mailing list update for details.

Best wishes from,

Lynne & Michael

Jun-2017 - Mailing List

A little reminder.....if you would like to receive updates on our future projects and notification of special items for sale please make sure that you have joined our mailing list. Just send me your details through the 'Contact Us' page via our website.

May-2015 - Lovely new clothes for Elsie and Robyn size dolls

We are very pleased to introduce a new range of lovely outfits for our dolls with the Elsie and Robyn size bodies. Please take a look at the outfits in the Dolls Boutique section of our website, they are all available to order. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Best wishes from Lynne and Michael

Jan-2015 - Winter Elsie has a new hair colour!

Here is Winter Elsie, one of our new dolls for 2015. We just wanted to let you know that we have slighly changed the colour of her hair, hope you like it.

Oct-2014 - Sale of earlier dolls

Our proposed sale of earlier dolls is going to be postponed from November of this year to next year, being our 35th year of doll making! we have a number of special things to look out for!  However we are making one piece available at a very special price. It is one of our earliest dolls, Alice, from the early 1980's she comes with her trunk full of lovely accesories including her engraved silver brush and comb. She also has a number of sets of clothing and underwear, I am attaching lots of photos. This is the last Alice we have and the whole piece with the trunk is £1700 including postage and packing.  ALICE and TRUNK are SOLD

Oct-2014 - Christmas Edition 2014 Cuddly baby Bonnie!

Here is Baby Bonnie in her lovely angora fairy dress in gorgeous shades of pink. She looks lovely with her older sister Pippa in her fairy outfit!. She is available from The Toy Shoppe in the US and directly from us for Europe and the uk. She is an edition of just 15 pieces and is £495 or $970.   

Sep-2014 - New email news..2015 sign up here!

I will be starting an email news feature in early 2015, please send me your email address if you would like to receive this, it will include any new small editions etc and upcoming events wishes,


Jun-2014 - 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

Sep-2013 - 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

Jul-2013 - Collectors Club Dolls 2013 : Emilia and Cicely

A long time ago we made a wonderful velvet coat that fitted the Lillian and Susannah. many people have asked for a doll in this coat. for the Collectors club doll this year we are offering  10 piece editions of  Emilia and Cicely in an outfit comprising a red patterned cotton skirt and cotton skirt over which they wear a lovely red wool version of the coat of the past. price £1650 $2730

Jul-2013 - Doll News Magazine

Roche Dolls featured the Winter 2011 edition of Doll News from the UFDC ( in a lovely 8 page article by Janet Gula.

Jul-2013 - Collectors Club Edition 2011...

Bonnie Baby, just 9“ tall has a newly designed, slightly weighted baby body. She is still available to Club members, NB. we have very few of the pink edition left

Click here to view the Collectors Club Edition 2011.

Jul-2013 - Winter Christmas Fairy

Pictured above was our delightful new Christmas Edition for 2012

She is Bessie, our new toddler for 2013, big sister to Bonnie Baby. For further details of our Winter Christnas Fairy, please see the specials page.

Jul-2013 - Two New Ranges join the Dolls' Boutique!

Lynne and Michael have introduced an exciting Second Range to the Dolls' Boutique, comprising of 2 new outfits fitting the 10 to 11 1/2 inch wood bodied dolls (see Rose pictured above with Little Friend Ivy).

A Third Range just for the Little Friends is also available now. Kitty, Rose and Ivy can be seen modeling the special outfits.

Don't forget the existing extensive range of items for the larger 16 to 18 inch dolls in the Dolls' Boutique.

Click here to visit The Dolls' Boutique

Jul-2013 - Looking for something old

On the look out for a Roche doll from the past?...

if so, why not give us a call or send an email... we may have just what you are looking for... available from our own collection.

Jul-2013 - From our 2013 Collection

From the 2013 Collection. Our all new soft bodied doll Bessie is available in a choice of two delightful hand knitted outfits. Each edition is of 20 pieces only. View Our 2013 Collection.

Jul-2013 - Special Edition Olivia for Autumn

Olivia for Autumn a new edition of just ten pieces. She has a really gorgeous knit coat with flower motifs. The outfit is available as a new item in the Dolls' Boutique First Range.

Jul-2013 - Bonnie 'Maritime'

A new 'maritime' outfit for Bonnie Baby.