We are delighted to have just received images of next Wichtel dolls to make their journey to us from Germany. To introduce our new arrivals and tell us a bit more about them is talented Wichtel artist, Rosemarie Muller who has kindly given us this mini interview.
Hello, I am Rosemarie Müller, I designed and make the Müller-Wichtel®
I am very happy, that so many people like my dolls. I love them too because they touch my soul and I hope your soul too.
MDBF: Customers would love to know about the difference between your dolls and the Wichtel dolls made by Schildkrot. Do you think you could tell us a little bit please?
I will try explain.
All the dolls are my own design, I designed the heads, bodies, arms and legs.
Only I have dolls with 5 and 9 joints, Schildkröt has only dolls with 5 joints.
I get only the vinyl parts from Zwergnase, Zwergnase has my moulds because it is not possible for me to make the vinyl.
Schildkröt has only 4 different faces and only one size, 30 cm. I have 24 different faces and two sizes, 26 and 32 cm.
I make the dolls completely alone with my husband Willi, I paint the faces and the body, my husband strings the doll bodies.
Then I complete the dolls with hand-blown massive crystal glass eyes, with hand knitted human hair wigs or faux mohair wigs, with special dresses for each doll, I have no collection.
Every doll is one of a kind.
All the dolls have leather shoes from a special shoemaker from GERMANY or sneakers.
Many dolls have hand knitted sweaters and hand knitted socks.
My dolls are very high quality.
These are the the main points.
I hope, now you can understand why my dolls are higher in price.
MDBF: With gratitude to Rosemarie for her beautiful dolls and this insight into their production.