Thinking of rag dolls, I like to hang them on a wall. I like one hanging in a group of samplers or children’s clothing or other textiles. I put a rough brown cord around one’s waist and hang it on a nail, careful that it does not lean out too much. I used to visit a Doll dealer in Pennsylvania in whose home was a great collection of folk art, all antique and stunning. She had a nice group of Lancaster Rags, black cloth dolls, on a wall in a hall. In the living room, two lovely Izannahs hung in a space near the mantle. A child’s portrait hung above the mantle. Everything I remember in that house was museum worthy.
In the house I have now, I would like to find the right space to hang my pockets and sewing rollups and a cloth doll or so in a pleasing wall arrangement. Perhaps include a small hooked piece and or an early quilt square or a doll quilt. Wall space here is a dear commodity! I haven’t found it yet. e