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« Reply #4720 on: March 19, 2008 05:48:55 AM »

Wonderful new poppets!
Thank you Ghilie for reposting that link!
I've got Voodoo Queen's head, torso, and legs done! Off to work on it a bit before work!  Grin
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« Reply #4721 on: March 19, 2008 05:50:11 AM »

OKay....so for easter, I had to put my poppeting on hold for a night.

Here's what I made:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234674.0

All the while, I was thinking about my Poppet-in-Progress or PIP as I call them.

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« Reply #4722 on: March 19, 2008 06:27:19 AM »

well it's just for me.  I don't have and don't plan to have children.

Is there a better method of making wefts than that tape thing.  That is horrible. 
Sure! Use the freezer paper. It tears away easily. You don't even have to iron it to the yarn. Just sandwich the yarn between two pieces. There's a great link for a tutorial on the first page. It uses tissue paper.
I can't seem to find the link.  Embarrassed

Actually I had to iron on the paper. I don't have a cutting table near my sewing machine yet and carrying a strip of paper with yarn in the middle through the house is not a good idea. Especially with 3 kitties!
But it only takes my iron like 2 minutes to pre-heat and I had the yarn cut and on the paper before that. Smiley

here's the tut:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.msg2526353#msg2526353
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« Reply #4723 on: March 19, 2008 06:35:42 AM »

I did this yesterday and I just wanted to chime in 1 word of advice, be careful ironing your yarn if it has bits of sparkle or anything else in it. The yarn I was using had some plastic type sparkle bits in it and they threatened to stick to the iron, so I had to be super careful and only touch it to the freezer paper and not any of the yarn. Better to be safe than end up with a melted yarn gob!  Wink
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« Reply #4724 on: March 19, 2008 08:13:02 AM »

A note on the hair wefts, when I made my poppet i just tied strands of yarn onto a long piece of yarn.  It was pretty time consuming, but it looks pretty good.  Plus, no gunking up my sewing machine with tape or anything.

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« Reply #4725 on: March 19, 2008 08:27:13 AM »

A note on the hair wefts, when I made my poppet i just tied strands of yarn onto a long piece of yarn.  It was pretty time consuming, but it looks pretty good.  Plus, no gunking up my sewing machine with tape or anything.

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this would work easier if you did the wrapped book technique and then tied the long strand onto each "hair" strand. in fact, that would be pretty simple if you threaded the lond strand onto a needle and looped it around each strand, knotting as you went. not as easy at the tape way but way better than doing clumps or strands undividually.

i love the name PIP for poppet in progress. that's brilliant.
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« Reply #4726 on: March 19, 2008 08:54:35 AM »

I did this yesterday and I just wanted to chime in 1 word of advice, be careful ironing your yarn if it has bits of sparkle or anything else in it. The yarn I was using had some plastic type sparkle bits in it and they threatened to stick to the iron, so I had to be super careful and only touch it to the freezer paper and not any of the yarn. Better to be safe than end up with a melted yarn gob!  Wink
You could make the top strip of freezer paper a bit wider than the iron just to be safe.

A note on the hair wefts, when I made my poppet i just tied strands of yarn onto a long piece of yarn.  It was pretty time consuming, but it looks pretty good.  Plus, no gunking up my sewing machine with tape or anything.

~LBdancer

the freezer paper didn't gunk up my machine at all. Neither did tissue paper but it was harder to get out of the stitches. Freezer paper is soo easy. Smiley

I've been thinking the loop crochet stitch might be a good way to make short strips of loopy hair. Plus it wouldn't need wefted! I think this could make some awesome boys hair. Now I want to play with it to find out!
http://www.crochetme.com/loop-stitch-tutorial
http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/ChetOlet8/stguide.htm
http://www.nexstitch.com/v_loop_stitch.html
http://www.crafts-america.com/download/swedish_weave.pdf
http://www.freevintagecrochet.com/hats/loop-stitch-hat-pattern.html
http://www.crochetmemories.com/crochet4.php
What do you guys think?
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« Reply #4727 on: March 19, 2008 08:59:11 AM »

There's a loopy knit stitch, too, that would probably work as well.
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« Reply #4728 on: March 19, 2008 09:01:12 AM »

I'm guessing you guys have probably thought of doing this already but i found some glow in the dark eyes yesterday and thought they would be so funny on a poppet, especially if it was made for someone and you didnt tell them!  Grin maybe i'm just mean! Also a vampire poppet would be brilliant!  Wink
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« Reply #4729 on: March 19, 2008 09:04:33 AM »

I'm guessing you guys have probably thought of doing this already but i found some glow in the dark eyes yesterday and thought they would be so funny on a poppet, especially if it was made for someone and you didnt tell them!  Grin maybe i'm just mean! Also a vampire poppet would be brilliant!  Wink

I bet you liked the evil unicorn cross stitch too.  I sure did!   Wink  Where did you find glow in the dark eyes?
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