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« on: October 25, 2013 02:12:03 AM »

I am trying to make Christmas Elves, ready for their adventures over Advent, however stuck on applying the braided mohair I have for hair.

I spent all last night going round in circles searching for a tutorial online and found lots and lots on re-wigging plastic dolls or using yarn for hair, but nothing on how to use the braided mohair.

this is the stuff I mean: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Medium-Red-Mohair-Braid-36-Length-/221252537118?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3383adcb1e

I want to do long slightly out of control hair on one and short fuzzy/spiky hair on another.

Really hope that someone can either tell me how to do it, or point me in the direction of an online tutorial somewhere.

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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2013 07:29:11 AM »

I think you could do it the same as you do with yarn. Sew wefts of hair and then hand stitch them to the dolls head. Or depending on the material you used to make and stuff the doll, you might be able to needle felt the hair to the head.

To style the hair, you can try hair spray to make it spiked.

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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2013 02:22:53 PM »

I'll try wefting it then.

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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013 04:46:23 PM »

You've probably already found a solution, but I'll throw in my suggestion anyway. What worked for me was unbraiding the mohair, cutting (or pulling) it into a length that was twice what I wanted, and machine sewing it, with a zig-zag stitch, down the middle to a thin seam tape underneath. So, say I wanted a doll with 6" hair; I'd measure the length from beginning of hair line to nape of neck and cut a piece of thin seam tape or ribbon this length. Then pull off 12" of mohair in enough segments to cover the length of bias tape, lay them on top the tape, and sew across. If you don't want to use seam tape you could always just adhere Scotch tape down the middle of the part (on both sides) and sew down the middle, then slowly remove the tape.

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