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« Reply #3250 on: February 23, 2008 05:58:07 PM »

well there you go.
when i made a weft for the swap i only used the tape to position the yarn for the first stitch down the centre, then i took off the tape and folded the yarn in half and stitched that without the tape. it worked fine.

here's how i get it all even without having to cut each piece and lay them all out on the tape (what a pain, i only did it that way once!)

wedge yarn between pages of a book that is the length you want the hair to be.


wrap yarn around and around, not too tight (see the tape?).


cut on opposite end of tape.
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« Reply #3251 on: February 23, 2008 07:11:40 PM »

I used  used freezer paper and it works just fine, didn't even iron it!
and of course it rips easily!
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« Reply #3252 on: February 23, 2008 07:27:05 PM »

i'm working on a new poppet, and this is how I did my hair.  It takes a while, but I like it because it doesn't leave any major bald spots - so you can do pigtails, ponytails, whatever.  I used Bernat Cool Crochet in chocolate... I've done this with worsted weight yarn, but you have to space out your hairs more, or you will end up with one thick wig.
Here are the steps:

Start with a netted bag - like this one...


Cut the bag such that you can make a little cap for your poppet head (Note that this poppet head was later destroyed by my 5 month old Shiba Inu puppy and I had to make another this afternoon).


Use a crochet hook to loop your lengths of yarn into the strands of the netting like this:



Continue on and on until you get a poppet wig that looks like this:


Then stitch that wig to your poppet's head.  I used the same cotton as I used for the hair to stitch on the wig so that I could hide the white netting with my stitches.  Final wig-on-head picture is top secret until she's done!

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« Reply #3253 on: February 23, 2008 07:28:06 PM »

Oh I was just thinking what about that water soluble stabilizer? Like they used in this project:
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/cr_clothing/article/0,2025,DIY_13751_5468642,00.html
It dissolves as soon as it's damp and even on natural fibers so long as it's not agitated and super hot that should be fine. I'll have to see if I can find some at some point to try.

Oh and I"m sorry I quoted the image earlier. I seem to be doing that a lot lately and I promise I"m not doing it intentionally. I didn't even remember quoting!I promise to try to pay better attention. 
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« Reply #3254 on: February 23, 2008 07:29:06 PM »

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Cut the bag such that you can make a little cap for your poppet head (Note that this poppet head was later destroyed by my 5 month old Shiba Inu puppy and I had to make another this afternoon).

Oh man, that's terrible!  Bad puppy!
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« Reply #3255 on: February 23, 2008 07:29:48 PM »

Wow!!!
I often make wigs for my hallowe'en costumes, and this is a faaaaaaantastic idea!
Thanks so much!
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« Reply #3256 on: February 23, 2008 07:30:15 PM »

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« Reply #3257 on: February 23, 2008 07:30:45 PM »

Ok, I'll just have to say it: BRILLIANT!!!
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« Reply #3258 on: February 23, 2008 07:35:44 PM »

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« Reply #3259 on: February 23, 2008 07:36:32 PM »

I'm really glad I brought up this subject! I've learned all kinds of new tricks.
I usually wrap my yarn around stuff to get it the right length.
That wig is aw some, but I'm sorry I don't have that much patience  Grin
I think I'll try freezer paper of tissue paper next time.
Thanks all of you for the great tips!  Cheesy
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