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« Reply #5080 on: April 08, 2008 11:01:50 AM »

Eliea-

My husband wants me to make a Klingon poppet. 

I know that the hair will work just fine, but the forehead is a bit tricky. 

I thought about using trapunto and cord quilting to make the detail, but am unsure of how the seam will affect it as I have never done this before, and was looking for advice or alternatives

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Thank you, I'll have to play with scraps.
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« Reply #5081 on: April 08, 2008 11:08:49 AM »

Eliea-

My husband wants me to make a Klingon poppet. 

I know that the hair will work just fine, but the forehead is a bit tricky. 

I thought about using trapunto and cord quilting to make the detail, but am unsure of how the seam will affect it as I have never done this before, and was looking for advice or alternatives

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Thank you, I'll have to play with scraps.
Oh to do the cranial ridges! I gotcha! For that I'd find some felt in  the same color and sew it on top of the outside of the head, sew msot of the way around and stuff it a bit for dimension. Or use some smaller scraps, hem them so they look nice and do the same process.
Are you doing old school style Klingons from Capt. Kirks era or Voyager/DS9 Era? Becasue that will make a difference in shaping. I'd find bunches of pictures from that era and at different angles and sketch out the shape of the ridges, then try adding them to the poppets head carefully. I'd use a scrap fabric like a thick muslin or something the first few times to make sure it's right. That or have him buy lots of fabric in case you mess up the first one. Smiley
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« Reply #5082 on: April 08, 2008 11:36:05 AM »

Oh to do the cranial ridges! I gotcha! For that I'd find some felt in  the same color and sew it on top of the outside of the head, sew msot of the way around and stuff it a bit for dimension. Or use some smaller scraps, hem them so they look nice and do the same process.
Are you doing old school style Klingons from Capt. Kirks era or Voyager/DS9 Era? Becasue that will make a difference in shaping. I'd find bunches of pictures from that era and at different angles and sketch out the shape of the ridges, then try adding them to the poppets head carefully. I'd use a scrap fabric like a thick muslin or something the first few times to make sure it's right. That or have him buy lots of fabric in case you mess up the first one. Smiley

I hadn't thought of adding a piece on top and using the hem as part of the ridge.  Thanks that would be much easier than going from the back.  *Starts doodling foreheads*  Too bad, that this one has to wait in my poppet construction line.   Tongue
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« Reply #5083 on: April 08, 2008 11:44:55 AM »

Willow is great! Her hair and outfit are so cute.
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« Reply #5084 on: April 08, 2008 12:28:10 PM »

just chillin' with my gnomies! she's terrific! is the cap stitched on or does it come off? i can't believe how perfect that hair is for her, wow!


yep just chillin!  the cap is put together with trusty straight pins! i should have sewn ties but i didnt think about it until she was in the box. the hair was my bargain find! it was in the clearance bin for 59 it didnt have a label but it was a whole ball!
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« Reply #5085 on: April 08, 2008 12:29:27 PM »

Thanks monkeythumb.    I don't expect to finish anytime soon, but at least I will get to learn more tricks in the process. Wink
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« Reply #5086 on: April 08, 2008 12:43:37 PM »

Willow looks so lovely! ^^
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« Reply #5087 on: April 08, 2008 01:44:45 PM »



heres my first head!.! I have the torso and an arm almost finished, I just have to get my shanks....when she is all together and dressed I'll have more pics (with my digi and not my cell!.!) the detail needs to be shown off....this is so much fun...my older brother actually wants one because they look like Gelflings lol

thanks ghilie, and thanks to everyone in this thread who have been so informative and helpful...
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« Reply #5088 on: April 08, 2008 02:18:42 PM »

aww shes beautiful!
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« Reply #5089 on: April 08, 2008 02:29:58 PM »

I've just made my first attempt at making a poppet! I made it out of red fleece, and it was a lot easier than I thought- this is only my second go at sewing curves on my sewing machine. I didn't manage to put the ears in, but it turned out much better than I expected. I just need to make hair and clothes next. I think fleece is a really good fabric to use for someone who hasn't got much experience with sewing, it was really easy to work with.

Here's a link to a picture, I don't think I can add pictures to posts yet.

http://faceofacat.blogspot.com/ 

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