Wire and Fabric Dolls
As I write this it's vacation 1999 and, inspired by some dolls I saw in a store in Royal Oak, MI the day after Thanksgiving, I've made a wire and fabric doll (and I plan to make more: I went wild bought a whole bunch of fabric remnants at a great fabric store, so I have a whole pallette to work with now). The bodies of these dolls are made with fabric wrapped around stiff wire, which is then wrapped with finer wire to hold the fabric on. The result is a rather primitive doll, which I clothe in primitively sewn garments. As with the other dolls, I also use beads for decoration, but these dolls have fewer beads and are much more quick to make (I'd estimate 10-12 hours of work each).