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Topic: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along  (Read 1471998 times)
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« Reply #11180 on: April 23, 2010 04:24:57 PM »

just got the pattern from Ghillie.... 8 pages of instructions?!? Shocked  oh goodness... I think I'll be reading them all the way through before I start.... No diving in and cuting and sewing blindly on this one with instructions that long!
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« Reply #11181 on: April 23, 2010 04:35:38 PM »

I talk alot.  lol.
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« Reply #11182 on: April 23, 2010 04:59:53 PM »

Belladune, do just that. And ask any ?? in here. Your gnome warrior is shorter legs and arms, but the same.
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« Reply #11183 on: April 24, 2010 09:48:25 AM »

I have used craft velour before, and it doesn't fray, has slight stretch (very minimal actually) and is a dream to cut and sew. I also use doe suede and faux suede

Yeah, I don't find that my velour really frays whatsoever, but I do find that mine has major stretch, just using the regular sized poppet pattern with no alterations, my poppets tend to be on average 16-18 inches tall, quite a bit taller (I believe) than when one uses alova suede.

just got the pattern from Ghillie.... 8 pages of instructions?!? Shocked  oh goodness... I think I'll be reading them all the way through before I start.... No diving in and cuting and sewing blindly on this one with instructions that long!

It looks intimidating, but it really isn't. It'll all make a lot of sense in a short period of time, and as lovesclutter said, we are all here to help!
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« Reply #11184 on: April 24, 2010 06:09:57 PM »

Thank you everyone!  Now I can get started on my poppet! 
(Page 925, only 195 more pages to go!) Cheesy
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« Reply #11185 on: April 24, 2010 06:27:35 PM »

just got the pattern from Ghillie.... 8 pages of instructions?!? Shocked  oh goodness... I think I'll be reading them all the way through before I start.... No diving in and cuting and sewing blindly on this one with instructions that long!

Read through it but don't feel bad if you don't "get" it while reading. Some of it only makes sense once you start. Smiley So long as you go slowly and don't rush the process your poppet will be fine!
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« Reply #11186 on: April 24, 2010 07:16:06 PM »

Thanks for the encouragement ladies!  I'm only on page 30 of this thread(i'm a slow reader)  But I've read the instructions and I'm a little daunted yet, that's okay though.  I can do it... Now Questions: (I'm guessing these were likely answered multiple times in the thread, but I'm eager) Can I use any button with a shank?  And do the needles really need to be that big? or will a regular old big needle do? (like one that can be threaded with chunky yarn and is about 1 3/4 inches)  I'm not sure where I'd find a big huge needle like that around here other then online...
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« Reply #11187 on: April 24, 2010 08:12:22 PM »

Any shank button will do so long as it's the right size. and yes, the needle has to be that long to reach all the way through the body without getting lost inside. I'll send you one of my spares, I still have ur digits somewhere... need anything else while I'm at it?
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« Reply #11188 on: April 24, 2010 09:24:33 PM »

I am almost done reading this thread, and I think I am prepared for my first poppet.  These are the things I need to know.  If you think I am missing something, please tell me!  

-Fabric should have a slight stretch, but not to much stretch, and it shouldn't fray to much
-Freezer papper is also known as butcher paper
-It doesn't matter what it is called, you just need a needle that is long enough to go through the poppet's shoulders and hips for jointing
-Don't worry if the poppet's head doesn't look good when it's not stuffed yet
-Don't worry if the toes look pointy and deformed, because they are supposed to be that way before you needle sculpt them
-Don't worry if the entire thing looks strange after you complete it, you are probably imagining it because all poppets look cute!
-For jointing, any shank button with a metal (not plastic, because it will break) shank works.  Teddy bear joints also work.  
-For jointing, try to avoid flavoured floss and waxed floss goes for stronger knots.  
-When jointing, pull the floss TIGHT
-Stuff it a lot
-Stuff it A LOT
-Stuff it A LOT
-The head won't explode in the oven when you bake the nose clay
-But the eyes will melt
-To turn fingers, tail, ect, you can use tweezers, straw+dowel, crochet hook, knitting needle or a pen
-There are many helpful links on the first page of this craft-along
-If you need help, your fellow Craftsters will be sure to help you!
-Ghilie is terrific for sharing the poppet pattern so freely!!!!!!!

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« Reply #11189 on: April 25, 2010 12:44:56 AM »

*rolls in cause it's the cool thing to do*

Just finished sewing my first poppet i need to do some sewing up of seams that were left open but i have the head on... it was a little tricky to sew on. Maybe i could have read the directions and gotten some great insight but im more of a cut out and go type of girl XD. I have the shanks in and contrary to the happiness of my thumbs i have done some needle sculpting with a rather smallish needle, and probably will do the joining the same way... i do ocassionally love on my body, but i am a strong believer in earning love. It looks great so far. I learned one thing though.... when you dont have freezer paper or money to get some, Oil based color pencils, such as prismacolor, will transfer to your fabric with no issues and avoid the fifty milion resews i had to do because my fabric and my paper were way outta wack.... thank god for prismas again... I will update with pictures when im done. Gunna try something else kinda cool next, kinda wanna make a centaur and a faun so we will see how it goes.

Way to tired to be posting so Peace
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