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« Reply #11310 on: June 05, 2010 11:05:05 AM »

I have not tried to do a different color inner ear but I will have to try one soon I just love how they look.
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« Reply #11311 on: June 07, 2010 07:03:08 AM »

I wefted it. Which is my least fave part. But I saw a post on here using a homemade 'loom' and I tried that for wefting, and I love it!! I cannot believe how much thicker the wefts turned out!! That is how I will be doing it now on. I also glue them on. I wish I had the patience to sew, but I don't.

I am so glad this was helpful to you- I find the hair to be the hardest part- and this loom does the trick

YES!! Thank you sooooo much! This has been a lifesaver for me! You ROCK!! I gotta try your idea for an ab poppet yet too. ONly around here I can't find any cool faux fur or mohair to make an awesome wig....wah!!
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« Reply #11312 on: June 07, 2010 07:28:31 AM »

I've got some black fake fur and some red fake fur. I'll send you some.
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« Reply #11313 on: June 07, 2010 01:48:54 PM »

I'm working on my 2nd poppet already...but I have a question!

how tight do you all stuff the arms and legs?  If I stuff my legs as tight as I did the body, the leg gets all long and shapeless...but leaving it stuffed looser feels odd, like the legs dont belong on the body because they are so much lighter.
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« Reply #11314 on: June 07, 2010 05:34:36 PM »

I'm working on my 2nd poppet already...but I have a question!

how tight do you all stuff the arms and legs?  If I stuff my legs as tight as I did the body, the leg gets all long and shapeless...but leaving it stuffed looser feels odd, like the legs dont belong on the body because they are so much lighter.

Sometimes stretchier fabrics will feel like that.  I stuff mine really tight, body, limbs and head.  But if you have a stretchier fabric it will not shape as well.  I say stuff the limbs to match the other limbs and the body can be separate.
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« Reply #11315 on: June 07, 2010 05:53:20 PM »

I agree with ghilie. I personally tend to stuff my arms more loose than the rest making on the shoulders firm to keep the joint from moving around. I find it easier to sculpt the fingers with less stuffing. For the legs I stuff pretty firm. But not as firm as the body. I like it tight around the joint, and at the feet but not hard as a rock.
the body has to be firm almost to the point of popping seams for me.
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« Reply #11316 on: June 07, 2010 06:32:04 PM »

hm.  interesting!

I did stuff the body and head almost to the point of ridiculousness...I guess I'll just leave the limbs lighter then.

thanks!

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« Reply #11317 on: June 09, 2010 03:18:19 AM »

I stuff everything as tight as i can. I find the difference comes for me on what way i have the stretch travelling in the fabric. If the stretch runs down the poppet the legs can have less shape and are longer. But when the stretch runs across the poppet the legs are very shapely.
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« Reply #11318 on: June 09, 2010 02:55:55 PM »

I've got some black fake fur and some red fake fur. I'll send you some.

Your too nice! Thanks though, I appreciate it...wish I could find more around here. Guess I need to start looking on the internet.

I stuff my poppet with as much as I can too. Good luck in your poppet making!  Hope you post pics...
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« Reply #11319 on: June 09, 2010 04:16:34 PM »

I have what might be a silly question but I'm new so please bear with me. I've been lurking on Craftster for years and just starting posting. I want to try making a poppet and have downloaded the Elinore pattern but how much fabric should I buy to make the doll? Huh

I love everybody's poppets, they are so beautiful and creative. Smiley
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