First tilde Tony Finnanger
Back in 1999, the first tilde was born. Its creator, Norwegian Toni Finnanger, not only invented the doll itself and developed its pattern, but also built a whole business based on the tilde doll. The story of Tony and the tilde is somewhat reminiscent of the story of JK Rowling and her hero Harry Potter: first obscurity and faith in a dream, then painstaking work, and as a result - world recognition, many years of excitement, real people's love.
So, Tony designed patterns for tilda dolls, sewed a lot of toys, designed furniture and clothes for them… She also set up a store, conducted an extensive advertising campaign, found and trained staff, processed documents for entrepreneurship, developed a business idea. And besides this, she released two books: “Tilda. Easter" and "Tilda. Christmas.”
Her store is up and running. It sold and still sells thousands of textile toys and accessories, doll patterns, descriptions of workshops suitable for sewing fabric.
As a result, 25-year-old Tony became the owner of a beautiful business, her business inspired many other people and marked the beginning of tildomania.
Tilda and its distinctive features
•Only natural fabrics: thick cotton, high-quality calico, linen, poplin, staple.
• Colors that are pleasing to the eye.
• Conciseness, some asceticism: as a rule, only eyes are drawn, fingers and toes are not decorated.
• Almost always the tilde is “in the body”, excessive thinness is unacceptable.• Brightness of images, thoughtfulness to the smallest detail.
Tilde dolls. Secrets of Mastery
The most famous toys in this style are calm dormouse in pajamas, figured bathers, gentle ballerinas, vintage girls, gnomes and Santas, angels … Animal dolls are no less popular: hares, mice, elephants, birds, ducks, snails… Of course, patterns for dolls are already being made not only by their creator, but also by many other craftswomen.
Sewing a tilde doll is not so easy. These toys do not tolerate negligence and untidiness. In order to create the simplest doll, you need perseverance, accuracy and, of course, love for work. It's better to start with a simple toy, like a snail:
For its manufacture, you will need patches of at least two colors, a synthetic winterizer and suitable threads. Like patterns for dolls, patterns for sewing textile animals can be slightly changed and supplemented at your discretion.
Sewing a doll is not much more difficult, but still requires more skill. All doll patterns are similar, they can be enlarged or reduced to the desired size and printed on a printer. Beginning craftswomen can try to sew a tilde according to the following scheme:
Hair can beto make from yarn, the hairstyle can be absolutely any. This and many other patterns of tilde dolls allow you to experiment and create a variety of types and characters. Eyes are usually drawn or embroidered with black thread. It is customary to blush the cheeks of a tilde doll slightly (this can be done with blush or a regular red pencil).
In the distant 99th, not just a doll appeared, and not even just a shop for goods for creativity. A whole world of Tilda appeared - a world of vintage accessories, as if brought from a flea market or taken out of a grandmother's chest, a world of natural fabrics dyed in soothing colors, a world decorated with handmade lace, wooden buttons, rep ribbons … After all, tilda is not just a disproportionate girl in a romantic dress, this is almost a living character with a recognizable appearance, character and style.
So, tildomania has been around for almost 15 years, but it doesn't seem to be going down!