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accroul
« on: March 04, 2008 12:47:07 PM »

In the last year, I've decided to have a go at making cloth dolls. So far I've made 3 & I'm not entirely happy with the hair on any of them.
The first one  only has an outer circle of hair (wound around my fingers then knotted & sewn to the head) - center is covered by a hat.
The second one I knitted this great loopy strip & it got sewn on around the head (again, it was only the outer edge - then covered with a hat.
The 3rd, I handknotted embroidery cotton to her head.
Now I want to make a poppet & have no idea about techniques for the poppet or furture dolls.
Is there anywhere I can get fairly comprehensive information on how to go about putting lucious locks on my dolls?
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mom2blu
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2008 08:33:01 PM »

I think I have some tutorials bookmakred on my other computer. I'll check tomorrow and share them if I do.

I just finished a dolls hair. It took forever because I used unplied yarn, and sewed each strand on individually. I did started at his temple and sewed strands all teh way around until I go to the other temple. Went up about 1/4 inch and did it again. Then another 1/4" and did it again. Then a small straight line across the back, turning the top u shape in more like a square. Then I did a line straight down the middle like a normal part. I have pictures, but my camera cord is mia.

I've done lots of other ways that were less labor intensive.
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Graciechan
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008 02:21:13 PM »

have a look here for how to make wefts:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=195129.msg2102625;topicseen#msg2102625
then, sew the wefts in tracks along your doll's head until it has a full head of hair. If you have problems still, the poppetalong thread is very helpful.
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accroul
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008 05:31:38 PM »

Thanks heaps - I think that should do the trick...at least I can understand it!!
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Graciechan
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2008 01:03:34 AM »

Thanks heaps - I think that should do the trick...at least I can understand it!!
always glad to help  Cheesy
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