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Re-stringing Doll Supplies
Doll Supplies - Doll Re-Stringing Service & Supplies
Most antique and vintage jointed dolls were strung together using elastic cords or rubber bands. These are prone to slackening/perishing with age and will often need replacing at some time during a doll's life. Always ensure this is done correctly as incorrect tension can result in unstableness or damage to head and weakening to doll's body openings.
Here at Diane's Dolls UK, I offer a professional restringing service for all antique bisque, composition and hard plastic dolls. Prices start from £15.00 (depending upon your dolls type/size) plus their return journey home. This service includes a freshen up of your doll using professional quality cleaning products and your doll is usually returned home within the week. Please contact me for further details.
If you prefer to re-string your own dolls, I can also help!.. I'm often asked if I can supply the elastic cord I use in my doll re-stringing clinic so here it is!!..
An excellent professional quality elastic cord with multi stranded rubber core encased by strong woven polyester outer sheath. Extremely tough and long lasting, it provides excellent tension for doll re-stringing and has the capability to stretch to 100% plus.
Due to popular demand, I now supply the largest size elastic cord used in my re-stringing clinic. These 4mm and 5mm sizes are superior quality elastic cords, essential strength, durability and tension for re-stringing larger sized antique bisque and hard plastic dolls.
All elastic cords are supplied in 3 metre length packs, just select your size from the drop down box below..
6 inch Locking Forceps for Doll Re-Stringing - £6.99
This is the same brand of straight nose 6 inch locking forceps I use in my doll re-stringing clinic. Made from stainless steel with locking mechanism to grip cord when forcep jaws are closed.
10 inch Locking Forceps for Doll Re-Stringing - Long Reach - £9.99
This is the same brand of 10 inch straight nose locking forceps I use in my doll re-stringing clinic, the long reach nose makes them invaluable for reaching into deeper cavities when re-stringing larger dolls. Made from stainless steel with locking mechanism to grip cord when forcep jaws are closed.
Vintage Original Doll's Clothes Knitting Patterns
Original 1950s Doll Clothes Knitting Pattern - Pedigrees & Rosebud featured - £3.95
Illustrated with Pedigree Delite Grumpy, Pedigree Highland Lassie and Rosebud miniature doll on the front, this is a delightful original 1950s Bestway A2591 knitting pattern for Pixie suit, bobble hat, shoes and mitts. Suitable for doll sizes 6 - 8 inch (2ply), 10-12 inch (3ply) and 14-16 inch dolls (4ply). 4 sides in total including front and back This is a genuine original 1950s pattern showing old marks and creases but all perfectly readable.
1950s 12, 14, 16" Doll Clothes Knitting Pattern - Pedigree Baby featured - £3.95
Illustrated with hard plastic Pedigree and a Jubilee composition baby on the front, this is a delightful original 1950s Bestway 3652 double knitting pattern for baby doll outfit of dress, coat, bonnet, beret, leggings and rompers. Suitable for baby doll sizes 12, 14 and 16 inches in height. Stated wool requirements .. double knitting wool 4 sides in total including front and back This is a genuine original 1950s pattern showing creasing and pencil writing to back but overall very good condition for years.
Doll Supplies - Doll Shoes
Teen Fashion Doll High Heel Sandals (SMALL) - £4.50 (per pair)
Brand new Teen Fashion Doll High Heel Strappy Sandals - Modelled above by 15" Pedigree vintage teenage doll to give you an idea of size (doll not included). Available in black or white. Size Small - measure approx 1 & 1/2 inch x 5/8 inch.
Teen Fashion Doll High Heel Sandals (MEDIUM) - £5.50 (per pair)
Brand new Teen Fashion Doll High Heel Strappy Sandals - Modelled above by 18" Roddy vintage teenage doll to give you an idea of size (doll not included). Available in black or white. Size MEDIUM - measure approx 1 & 3/4 inch x 3/4 inch.
3 pairs x Large Vintage Cinderella Doll Sandals - Size 3 - £3.90
Three pairs of unused old shop stock Cinderella pink sandals to fit larger sized dolls. They're size 3, modelled above by 20 inch Pedigree toddler to give you an idea of size (snug fit). Measurements are approx 3 inches length x 1.75 inch width. (doll not included).
Doll Supplies - Vintage Doll Knickers
5 pairs x Original 1950s/60s Vintage White Cotton Doll Knickers - £3.00
5 pairs of original 1950s/60s vintage white cotton doll knickers, modelled here by a 13 inch BND toddler doll to give you an idea of size (doll and shoes not included!) but also fits many similar sized hard plastic such as Pedigrees, Roddys, Rosebuds and vintage vinyl dolls such as Teeny Tiny Tears amongst many others. Measurements are 2.5 inches from waistband to crotch, approx 8 inches around waist. These doll knickers are old shop stock, never been used.