Ragtales was created in 2011 by two friends whose aim it was to introduce a collection of soft toys and rag books that are evocative of the rich visual heritage of literature.
Every one of our characters starts life as a sketch, drawing inspiration from the quirky, whimsical stories that are part of our childhood. Those sketches are then brought to life and handmade into samples, sourcing the right fabrics for tactile and emotional learning is crucial to the transformation of each character from sketch to the first sample.
We use a variety of textiles – the softest velours, the chunkiest knits, the prettiest florals,
that when all carefully combined give our beautiful and quirky characters a unique personality.
Each doll is approximately 35cm long, machine washable and suitable from birth onwards.
Tommy: He is a smart little boy, dressed in corduroy dungarees, striped T-shirt and socks. He is always ready for an adventure!
Tilly: Dressed in a beautiful, purple floral print dress and sleeveless jumper. Her look is completed with thick stripy tights and soft velour shoes.
Evie: She has a soft wrap around scarf and stripy tights to keep her cosy and warm.
Chester: Chester is made from a beautiful brown two tone soft velour, has a long bushy tail and a hand knitted striped waistcoat. His look is completed with stripy jersey trousers.
Fifi: Measuring 35cm from the tips of her ears to the pads of her paws Fifi is a charmingly girlish white rabbit with a soft velour body and subtly – weighted torso. Dressed with delight in a pink floral gathered skirt & matching hand crocheted top, Fifi is sure to be a firm favourite.