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Topic: Need some Hair of the Doll HELP  (Read 360 times)
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« on: October 22, 2008 12:10:06 AM »

I am making some fabric Santas and bought some fibrecraft hair to use for the beard and hair.  I don't usually "play with dolls", but this is for a non-profit silent auction and I need to finish both of them by 10am tomorrow morning so all help/advise will be appreaciated.

I checked the fibrecraft website for any information on how to put the curly doll hair on and they have nothing.  So how do you doll makers use it?  Sew it in clumps to the fabric or just use craft glue?

Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2008 12:18:37 AM »

Doll hair looks more natural when it's sewed on.  I think it would get quite messy and clumpy if you tried gluing it. Ideally you would take the hair (not a huge clump, but how many you can thread through a yarn needle) and pull it through the fabric, like you would thread.  Then bring it back either near or in the same hole from the other direction, leaving a little hoop at one end and 2 "strands" at the other.  Take the two strands and pull through the hoop with a crochet needle.
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008 03:13:38 PM »

I would weft the hair. Here's a tute:
http://www.nonidolls.com/weft.html
You can then sew it on in rows starting behind the ear and working in a circle until you reach the center.
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