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« Reply #10860 on: April 22, 2010 11:00:09 PM »

Getting closer. . . page seven hunderd n' fifty!  And about the poppet:  Do you sew on the freezer papper or around the freezer papper?  Does it matter?  I'm not at that stage yet, but I'm just wondering.
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« Reply #10861 on: April 23, 2010 03:52:27 PM »

I have used craft velour before, and it doesn't fray, has slight stretch (very minimal actually) and is a dream to cut and sew. I also use doe suede and faux suede
And about the poppet:  Do you sew on the freezer papper or around the freezer papper?  Does it matter?  I'm not at that stage yet, but I'm just wondering.
I cut out my poppet with a seam allowance and then just sew it from there, so I am not sewing the paper. But I think you can place on the freezer paper and sew over the top of it.
Different techniques work better for different people so you just have to choose what you feel more comfortable with
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« Reply #10862 on: April 23, 2010 04:24:57 PM »

just got the pattern from Ghillie.... 8 pages of instructions?!? Shocked  oh goodness... I think I'll be reading them all the way through before I start.... No diving in and cuting and sewing blindly on this one with instructions that long!
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« Reply #10863 on: April 23, 2010 04:35:38 PM »

I talk alot.  lol.
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« Reply #10864 on: April 23, 2010 04:59:53 PM »

Belladune, do just that. And ask any ?? in here. Your gnome warrior is shorter legs and arms, but the same.
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« Reply #10865 on: April 24, 2010 09:48:25 AM »

I have used craft velour before, and it doesn't fray, has slight stretch (very minimal actually) and is a dream to cut and sew. I also use doe suede and faux suede

Yeah, I don't find that my velour really frays whatsoever, but I do find that mine has major stretch, just using the regular sized poppet pattern with no alterations, my poppets tend to be on average 16-18 inches tall, quite a bit taller (I believe) than when one uses alova suede.

just got the pattern from Ghillie.... 8 pages of instructions?!? Shocked  oh goodness... I think I'll be reading them all the way through before I start.... No diving in and cuting and sewing blindly on this one with instructions that long!

It looks intimidating, but it really isn't. It'll all make a lot of sense in a short period of time, and as lovesclutter said, we are all here to help!
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« Reply #10866 on: April 24, 2010 06:09:57 PM »

Thank you everyone!  Now I can get started on my poppet! 
(Page 925, only 195 more pages to go!) Cheesy
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« Reply #10867 on: April 24, 2010 06:27:35 PM »

just got the pattern from Ghillie.... 8 pages of instructions?!? Shocked  oh goodness... I think I'll be reading them all the way through before I start.... No diving in and cuting and sewing blindly on this one with instructions that long!

Read through it but don't feel bad if you don't "get" it while reading. Some of it only makes sense once you start. Smiley So long as you go slowly and don't rush the process your poppet will be fine!
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« Reply #10868 on: April 24, 2010 07:16:06 PM »

Thanks for the encouragement ladies!  I'm only on page 30 of this thread(i'm a slow reader)  But I've read the instructions and I'm a little daunted yet, that's okay though.  I can do it... Now Questions: (I'm guessing these were likely answered multiple times in the thread, but I'm eager) Can I use any button with a shank?  And do the needles really need to be that big? or will a regular old big needle do? (like one that can be threaded with chunky yarn and is about 1 3/4 inches)  I'm not sure where I'd find a big huge needle like that around here other then online...
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« Reply #10869 on: April 24, 2010 09:24:33 PM »

I am almost done reading this thread, and I think I am prepared for my first poppet.  These are the things I need to know.  If you think I am missing something, please tell me!  

-Fabric should have a slight stretch, but not to much stretch, and it shouldn't fray to much
-Freezer papper is also known as butcher paper
-It doesn't matter what it is called, you just need a needle that is long enough to go through the poppet's shoulders and hips for jointing
-Don't worry if the poppet's head doesn't look good when it's not stuffed yet
-Don't worry if the toes look pointy and deformed, because they are supposed to be that way before you needle sculpt them
-Don't worry if the entire thing looks strange after you complete it, you are probably imagining it because all poppets look cute!
-For jointing, any shank button with a metal (not plastic, because it will break) shank works.  Teddy bear joints also work.  
-For jointing, try to avoid flavoured floss and waxed floss goes for stronger knots.  
-When jointing, pull the floss TIGHT
-Stuff it a lot
-Stuff it A LOT
-Stuff it A LOT
-The head won't explode in the oven when you bake the nose clay
-But the eyes will melt
-To turn fingers, tail, ect, you can use tweezers, straw+dowel, crochet hook, knitting needle or a pen
-There are many helpful links on the first page of this craft-along
-If you need help, your fellow Craftsters will be sure to help you!
-Ghilie is terrific for sharing the poppet pattern so freely!!!!!!!

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