Welcome to EllyKnoops.nl

Elly began sculpting in the mid 90's. In the early days she sculpted childrendolls as well as babies, but currently she is only working on the babies. In 2004 she sculpted her first baby for reproduction in kit form for the art of reborning. This first baby, Eefje, was presented at te Nurnberg Toy Fair.

At first we only produced in hard vinyl. After a visit at IDEX Orlando in the USA, we began offering kits in soft vinyl which is the preferred kit type especially for rooting hair. And now soft vinyl kits are the only ones we produce.

And since 2008 we bring a new serie of kits in real soft vinyl, with long limbs:
Amy, Chrissy and Debby. And soon, spring/summer 2009 there will be a new kit, Daphne.
Sometimes the babies are based on persons. Luca, the most famous kit of Elly, was based on the younger doughter and Bibi was based on one of Ellys grandsons.

I will of course be working on new kits. Inabsolutely adore sculpting and I hope to be able to continue this for many years. Winning some goldmedals in the GDS-competition were thrilling experiences for me, but I would say my favourite experiences have been being able to meet fellow doll artists and collectors throughout the world.