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Robin TMP
« on: October 02, 2005 04:57:42 PM »

(Yes, I know this is a knitting project officially, but it is a doll...)

Over the past few months, I've been having a lot of fun with my own variations on the "Knit Your Own Rock Star" pattern from Stitch 'n Bitch Nation, but have now run into a bit of a problem:  When you're making a doll out of mostly black yarn, stuffing the black parts with your standard white poly fiberfill just doesn't look right, especially, if you're packing the stuffing fairly firmly.  The problem is finding black poly fiberfill, which is what I really need--I know there are companies who make it, but I don't see it in the stores and can barely find it online.  I placed an order a month ago with a doll supplies company online called Sisters and Daughters for a bag of said stuffing, and haven't heard from them since--I sent them an e-mail and tried to call on several occasions; I only got through once, and the woman on the phone said she would check on my order and call back...that was 2 weeks ago.  At least they haven't charged my credit card yet...

So I'm back at square 1 now, still trying to lay hands on a standard-size bag of black stuffing, and coming up empty-handed.  Does anyone here know where I can find such a thing, and soon?  I need to finish this doll within the next couple of weeks, so I can make its clothes and get it ready for giving around November 1!

Thanks in advance....
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2005 06:43:02 PM »

You could always hide the white stuffing with Black Felt.

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silvermam
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2005 05:42:13 AM »

what about black wool? plenty of places that do that
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2005 06:25:42 AM »

I've never seen fiber fill in anything but white.  You could also use black pantyhose.  Either to stuff the fiber fill in, or as the stuffing itself. 
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smelsmin
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2005 06:54:04 AM »

Stockings make great stuffing!
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strangerthanyou
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2005 03:19:26 PM »

I bought dark brown fiberfill for a teddy bear I made off the internet. It seemed to work fine.

Aha! Here's the link: http://www.clothdollsupply.com/stuffing.html
It's a dollmaking supply.
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2005 01:12:23 AM »

I've heard about using the dryer lint as stuffing for dark colors. It may take a while to get enough, but you can always ask your friends to contribute..........also using black pantyhose or tights filled with the white would work too, just pick up cheap ones at the $1 store!!
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mrspilkingtonknits
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2005 07:50:44 PM »

i've gotten black and brown fiberfill from this place:
http://www.softshapesdirect.com/facesofworld.html

good price, fast delivery...
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