I decided to cut my losses. I did not want to create and sell a doll that I would worry would shed and make an owner miserable.
The second wig, a strawberry blondish color, was never right in the first place. It never made it to a doll's head. The hair just didn't fall right when I tried. I played with hairstyles for a bit before realizing , all the hairstyles were just trying to compensate for some flaws in the long run I could not live with.
Yes, it is frustrating to have wasted so much time (and money wefted mohair is expensive), but I feel relieved. This failure with wefted mohair has taught me a few things:
1. Dark wefted mohair on wool felt dolls won't work.
2. No amount of work will remedy this fact.
3. I don't need to worry whether a future doll owner will complain or how I will describe the delicate hair situation on Etsy. I won't need to.
4. I am happy to have faced this doll-making truth at this stage rather than as a complaint.
5. I have plenty of other hair options, I do not need to revisit this.
6. In addition, I have learned how to make wefted mohair wigs, if I make another, It will be blond.
Most importantly, I revisited the fact, that any crafter knows, which is that part of crafting, is knowing when to cut your losses. and that failure is part of any craft.
I would love to hear about other crafters experience with cutting their losses or with wefted mohair.