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Topic: hand-felted hand-dyed wool roving dreadlocks  (Read 8551 times)
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2004 10:03:26 PM »

Beautiful! And marketable!

I hope so. I am quite in need of money currently and I have two pounds of felted wool here on my floor.  Roll Eyes Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2004 10:15:55 PM »

OMG i totally LOVE <3 them!! they r awesome u could probably make some big bucks on them!! LoL!!
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2004 10:18:13 PM »

I love them!!!
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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2004 04:26:53 PM »

that colour scheme is hot, and the dreads so nice a smooth! good job!

wool dreads feel really cozy and nice too. i definitely preferred them to synthetic in my few experiments.

an option for really light, bouncy synthetic dreads is to use a core of bubble wrap or closed-cell foam (like tiny pool noodles). all the trapped air makes for a lot of volume without weight. they can end up pretty straight, but that can be useful.
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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2004 10:31:40 PM »

an option for really light, bouncy synthetic dreads is to use a core of bubble wrap or closed-cell foam (like tiny pool noodles). all the trapped air makes for a lot of volume without weight. they can end up pretty straight, but that can be useful.

Ooh, where do you get the mini-noodles? That's the one type of accessory I haven't been able to find around here. And you'll have to explain how you do the bubble wrap dreads. Do you just wrap synth hair around the bubble plastic and steam? Or what?

Do tell! Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2004 01:36:16 PM »

i wrapped bubble wrap in coloured plastic non-adhesive tape (like flagging tape) to make really cyborg-looking dreads. i would worry that the bubbles would all pop with steam, but it could be worth a try! coloured bubble wrap is also pretty hot just rolled up on its own and secured (tape, glue, fishing line?), but i've never done that for a hair piece (only for some sex toy crafts. whoa.). i've really only made fake dreads like 5 times.

for foam tubes and noodles, try electronic supply places, independent living aids for seniors and people with disabilities (foam tubes are used to make handles easier to grip), and industrial foam supply places. i got mine from a place i was working-- they were used to pack some weird electronics we ordered.

here are a few suppliers i found on google that sell this kind of stuff (some of these might be wholesale only):
http://www.epsi.com/Products/Tubing_%26_Sheeting.html
http://www.gripworks.com/foam-tubes.htm
http://www.taiwanpu.com/
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« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2005 06:00:39 PM »

Those are awesome. But, not really related but, could someone explain wool dreads to me? Like, do they come out easily?
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« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2005 03:11:25 PM »


I've made these for a friend before, but I was wondering if they have them in some blondish color?
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« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2005 03:15:03 PM »

Incredible!  Grin
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