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« on: June 11, 2007 06:02:38 PM »

To make synth. dreads do use this type of yarn? I didnt know where to put this. I dont plan on making them and i just have no idea on how they are made. i just wanted a clue... if this is the wrong place im so sorry.
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2007 06:08:06 PM »

I've seen them made from koigu...i think it was in the Knit 2 Together book?  she used brown koigu and i think some ribbon yarn and some other mishmash of stuff and sort of half braided and half knit it all together. 

i'll see if i can find that and give you a better idea.  even though i could sort of see roving as dreads, i'm not sure how you would go about it.  maybe felt it a bit?
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2007 06:09:30 PM »

Ive seen pictures and they do kinda look like felt but im just not sure how people go about making them. Maybe after i get my first set ill be able to look closer and figure out how to do everything.
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2007 04:01:39 PM »

"synthetic dreads" you do not use any type of yarn to make synthetic dreads.  You use a brand on plastic hair called Kanekalon.  You want to work with Kanekalon because it is easy to seal with steam and so on.  I run surgerydefect.org .. i sell synthetic dreads
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2007 07:39:03 PM »

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