When Walter Hinshaw retired from the yarn business, he thought he was through with it. However, a trip to the dumpster five years ago started him on a new career. Hinshaw brought back strands of rope which he soon twisted into a doll, called a Dumpster Doll. Since then he has made over 7,000 and given away 6,000. Popular across North Carolina, the dolls have found their way to twenty-five other states and several European and African countries.