While there is much information available on jointed wooden peg dolls, there is very little around on clothespeg dolls. It is generally believed that the idea came about from necessity during the Victorian period (although I have yet to come across any that are that old); families who couldn’t afford to buy beautiful dolls for their children would make them out of household clothes pegs and fabric remnants.
They are often considered to be quite crude. I have seen many fine examples proving this not to necessarily be the case, which I will post on this site. What’s great about peg dolls is that they are so versatile: they can be made by young and old, first time crafters and experienced embroiderers alike.
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