“A Gentler Time” – new vendor profile

Meet new vendor Yvonne Yvon Martens of  “A Gentler Time”.

I make and sell Waldorf inspired dolls made of natural fibre sourced as much as possible here in Manitoba and in Canada.


I started making dolls as I wound down my nursing career but  it really became my art after my retirement. My first doll was made for my mother who had dementia. I have always loved dolls and enjoy creating a child or adult’s “friend”.

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Each doll is an individual; there are no two alike. I think my favourite  is the doll I made for my great-granddaughter. Her reaction at 7 months was really special.

There are so many benefits for a child to have one of my dolls. All the positive characteristics of wool are also found in my dolls.
This is such a rewarding hobby/business. My clients will call and describe their child’s  reaction, I never tire of that.
Find Yvonne on the Manitoba Fibre Trail at Long Way Homestead on Saturday September 12, 2020.


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