Walnut Animal Society was founded by Lauren Bradshaw, who first gained notoriety for helping re-popularize the craft of needle felting. Through that experience, Lauren developed a distinctive and illustrative style – a style which seemed to long for larger, more huggable characters. Thus began Walnut Animal Society – a collection of stuffed animals that are both thoughtfully designed and masterfully crafted by hand. As a designer, Lauren created original patterns that are charmingly timeless and appealing to animal lovers of all ages. As a mother, Lauren made sure the animals are safe for children and the environment. The resulting collection is suitable for the most imaginative of children and the most discerning collectors of handmade dolls.