Back in 2007, I was cleaning my attic and came across a beloved vinyl and hard plastic doll of mine from when I was just 6 years old. The heat of the attic and the horrible quality of the hair to be begin with made her have quite an afro! I took her downstairs, shaved her head, and glued on a wig. She looked so much better and happier, and the rest, I should say, is history! Something inside of me finds pleasure in making dolls, or anything really, look prettier and display-worthy. Of course, since that day of gluing that wig onto my precious doll, I have taught myself rerooting doll hair, and find great joy in working with all types of dolls. I have had experience in working with every type of material used in the manufacturing of dolls, from the earliest papier-mache dolls from the 1880's all the way up to the vinyl dolls of the 60's and 70's. My motto is to do the bare minimum and only work with the parts that are damaged, rather than refinish the entire doll itself.
recreating a new wig out of another: