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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2013 09:00:54 AM »

I love him!!!! He looks so awesome. I love his hair! I think you did the right thing by not trying to put hair on his feet. I can't really think of a good way to do that in crochet. Maybe you could get a wire brush and brush his feet...that would make them fuzz up!

Thank you for the reassurance =) I don't know about brushing it, it's 100% acrylic and doesn't fuzz much >  <
Plus I dunno about skin-colored fuzz XDDD
 
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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2013 04:36:44 PM »

He looks awesome! That hair is amazing, I love how it turned out!

Re: the feet, try this technique that I hit upon when having the same problem: use a pet slicker to pull apart some acrylic yarn into acrylic "roving." Then use a felting needle to gently felt bits of it into the tops of the feet. It's a MUCH more subtle look than 100% brushed and definitely does not look like worms, LOL.

If you used wool yarn, use wool roving/shredded yarn. Acrylic does not like wool and wool does not like acrylic, but they both felt pretty readily with their own kind. I use felting needles with acrylic + acrylic, and acrylic + shredded acrylic all the time and it works great!

I did this for the "stubble" on my CLU 2.0 doll from TRON: Legacy:

(More angles and stuff here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/queenofcrows/clu-20)

I also did it for the stubble and chest pelt of this doll of Varric, from Dragon Age 2


(Sorry for the big pics, I don't wanna threadjack! The detail is just hard to see in smaller ones. I think it might give you the look you're going for, though, fuzzy but not wormy.)
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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2013 11:00:04 PM »

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OMG that looks amazing!! Thanks for the tip, I'll definitely try it out!! I was fretting over how to do Fili and Kili and now I just might have an answer!  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2013 10:57:02 PM »

Awesome, I'm so glad it helped!  Grin

One of the really nice things is that you can add a little bit at a time and also pull it out if it's too much. That means the finished product won't stand up to rough play, but is perfectly fine for display. And, if you want a more stubbled look, you can use a slightly darker yarn, thicken the application, and then trim it down close so that it's a bit more bristly.

You can also thicken it up a lot and felt it down more to do things like goatees and sideburns: http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/crows_queen/26281139/11234/11234_original.jpg

And it also works for rooting in some hairstyles: http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/crows_queen/26281139/10863/10863_original.jpg

I hope you'll share how they all turn out! :3
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