What's the current lead time for dispatch of dolls?

Orders are hand crafted to order and are currently dispatched within 2 weeks. If you are ordering for a special occasion, please let us know and we will try our very best to accommodate timings.

What's the difference between Heirloom, Keepsake dolls and Loveys?

All Thicket & Thimble dolls are lovingly designed and hand crafted in the English countryside, using noble and hand dyed fibres

The Heirloom collection features hand embroidered dolls, each one a limited edition of 100 with a numbered letterpress tag and glitter printed dust bag. This collection is for decorative use only and stands are available to help display your doll

Keepsake is a little sister collection to Heirloom and features smaller dolls, perfectly designed for play. Original water colour paintings of the signature Thicket & Thimble doll features are printed onto natural linen and hand crafted into a beautiful doll with a Keepsake letterpress round tag

The Keepsake collection also includes an even smaller range of dolls called Loveys as well as an interiors collection

UK Delivery

UK delivery starts at £1.50 and increases depending on the size and weight of the box required using the Royal Mail first class signed for service. 

Once your order is shipped you'll receive an e-mail confirming the tracking information, where you can check on it's progress to you

International Delivery

We use Royal Mail for our International delivery service and they hand the item to the national mail equivalent in your country for delivery

Any customs charges or taxes on arrival in the destination country are the responsibility of the customer

Most deliveries arrive within 10 working days but also bear in mind that the customs process and delays caused by the pandemic can add significant time to your overall shipping time and this is out of our control

How are Thicket & Thimble dolls made?

Each doll is lovingly designed and created by hand in the studio in Kent, England

Are Thicket & Thimble dolls like mass produced toys?

Not here! Because each doll is made by hand, every one is totally individual. We also use torn and ripped edges to our garments to embrace a faded grandeur aesthetic

 Can Thicket & Thimble dolls be played with

Our Keepsake collection has been CE tested and is suitable for gentle play for ages 3 and up

The Heirloom collection dolls are considered art dolls, for decorative use only and should not be played with due to small parts and long ties. Each doll features a soft, sewn in tag stating ‘DECORATIVE USE ONLY’ and bespoke stands are available to help display your doll

What size are the dolls?

The Heirloom dolls measure approx 45cm from the feet to the top of the head (not including the ears). The swan, goose and peacock measure 35cm from head to base and the owl and hedgehog 24cm

The Keepsake dolls are 37cm (not including the ears) and the Keepsake swan is 32cm

Loveys measure approx 27cm (not including the ears)

Can I visit Thicket & Thimble?

We are online only and do not have a physical business presence for customers

What are Thicket & Thimble dolls made from?

The Heirloom collection is made using Irish linen and hand embroidered, 100% wool European felt appliqué on the face, hands and feet. The wool felt ears are hand sewn and each doll is stuffed with hypo-allergenic stuffing and completed with a soft organic cotton tag. Every doll's garments are unique, often made using vintage and hand dyed materials and always made in limited numbers

The Keepsake collection features original water colour paintings of the signature Thicket & Thimble details with trompe-l'oeil stitching detail printed onto natural linen. The 100% wool felt ears are hand sewn and each doll is stuffed with hypo-allergenic stuffing and completed with a soft organic cotton tag

All the dolls are designed, printed and made in Kent, England

The outfit design I like is listed in a different animal, can I change the animal?

Yes, we can usually accommodate these changes, simply get in touch

How are Thicket & Thimble dolls packaged?

The Heirloom collection arrives in a postal box, beautifully packaged with a white cotton glitter dust bag and the round letterpress tag features the limited number of your doll

The Keepsake dolls arrive in a postal box, beautifully packaged with a letterpress round tag

Gift boxes, greetings cardsdoll stands, gift sets, gift cards and hand embroidered monograms are also available

N.B we can't guarantee dust bags for International orders when trying to limit parcel weight

Are the clothes removable?

The Keepsake doll garments are removable and the Heirloom and Lovey dolls are not

Do Thicket & Thimble dolls 'sit'?

The Heirloom dolls are standing style and whilst the legs do bend, they look their best when standing.  The Keepsake dolls are 'rag doll' style and do sit

An item says 'sold out', will you be restocking?

Each Thicket & Thimble doll is totally unique and once they're gone, they're gone! However we do restock with new designs frequently - sign up for the newsletter & follow us on instagramfacebook and twitter for updates on new releases and restocks! We also offer a year-round custom service starting at £130, read more here

Are all the dolls the same?

The dolls are handmade so there are slight variations and each one is unique. We also on occasion need to use alternative trims and finishes to those pictured

Are the dolls in-stock or made-to-order?

Most of the Heirloom dolls are made-to-order and the Keepsake dolls we usually hold a small stock of

Will the colours be the same as the photos on the website?

Different screens and monitors show colours slightly differently. Some of the hand dyed details on the dolls might vary slightly due to variations in the dying process

How do I care for my new friend?

When your doll arrives after a long journey you might wish to separate any layers on the skirt. Thicket & Thimble dolls are not washable but can be spot cleaned with a gentle detergent and warm water

We recommend displaying the dolls out of direct sunlight as this can fade the colours over time


How was the brand started?

Good question! Check out our brand story to find out more...

We hope this covers off any questions you might have. Still looking for your answer? Please do get in touch!


All Thicket & Thimble doll designs are strictly copyrighted. By purchasing a Thicket & Thimble doll you are agreeing not to replicate, copy or duplicate any element of the garment or doll design

Thicket & Thimble is a trademarked brand 2016