Toggle Kits Available – EPY week 6&7


Where was week 6 post I hear you all complain, well, week 6 was spend travelling to London for a Poverty Truth event and then either worn out or tracking down suppliers. This running a business lark isn’t all excitement and games, I’m finding out that a lot of it is pushing doors and google.

But week 7, finally we’re off.

My dolls came first in the Middleton Park annual shows textile competition (and why wouldn’t they?) See that big silver cup just edging into the photo, yep… on my desk at home. Never had a trophy before. So now, I’m calling my dolls award winning, because they are.


I’ve done a lot of work updating the pattern, just need to write some instructions on paining faces then it will be ready. If you’ve already bought the pattern on Revelry it will automatically be available to you.

Also in my Etsy shop are new little sets of buttons.

The big order of toggles and cord ends used in my dolls have arrived and are ready to buy.

The kits contain three toggles and two cord ends in many colours, perfect for a variety of dolls, especially 15″ to 18″ and add a lot of character.

It feels like the hard work is paying off, now I just need a few more customers to settle my nerves on having to spend so much on stock!

Here are the colours available…

togglesreds.jpgToggle yellowgreen.jpgtoggleblues.jpgtogglesblacks.jpg

Published by bettyvirago

Betty Virago is an award winning textile designer. Based in Yorkshire, England, and known for her Northern Folk dolls and the Quilts of Hope project.

2 thoughts on “Toggle Kits Available – EPY week 6&7

    1. Haha, thank you so much. I’m now trying to see how locally I can make the dolls. Thankfully I live in Yorkshire, home of the UKs woollen trade. The doll on the left in the yellow coat is made using local sheep, spun in a local mill and dyed in my kitchen.


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