Natural hand knit toys

March 16, 2009

Hand made hedgehog, rear view!

Hand made hedgehog, rear view!

Don’t get me wrong, I am not against polyester in any way and definitely not against polyester filling; it has a lot of benefits not least affordability. But, hello, there is just no comparison (em, let’s leave the easy laundry factor to one side for a minute!) with pure wool as a filling for natural hand knit toys.

I only use pure wool stuffing like Merino roving for all LullabyLily knit darlings. It sculpts beautifully, has a warmth to it, it is cosy and dense but squishy too. It was once a living fibre. It is comforting. And at LullabyLily we like comforting.

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One Response to “Natural hand knit toys”


  1. I can’t agree more with you. I use either pure sheep wool or locally raised alpaca for my stuffing. The kids were given some ‘make your own toy’ kits for Xmas which were mass produced and had that horrible feeling stuffing. It is rough and course. There really is no substitute for good quality materials


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