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Cedara
02-19-2008, 02:29 PM
I take the spun wool that I am going to be using for my dolls hair and lay a few strand across the top of her head along the seam. This determines how long you have to cut the yarn. I then cut anywhere from 4 to 10 strands....all depending on how thick I want her hair to appear.

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Then I place a few strands of embroidery floss the same shade or as close to it as possible thru her head. This will be used to secure the yarn in place.I place a strand in the middle(to hold bangs) and then one on either side where I will hold the pigtail.

http://demo.diyestores.com/fpdb/images/shorthair2.JPG
If you don't wish her to have bangs.....then you will only need to have the two strands on the far sides to hold the pigtails in place.
I place my strands of spun wool and I tie the embroidery floss very tightly into a knot around the wool. I give the wool a slight tug and hold it firmly down while I tie the floss on the other side.

http://demo.diyestores.com/fpdb/images/shorthair3.JPG

For her bangs......I take a few strands of the spun wool and cut them a bit shorter. I then use the floss in the middle to wrap around and tie a tight knot.
The strands hang forward and give the doll the appearance of having bangs.

http://demo.diyestores.com/fpdb/images/shorthair4.JPG

Submitted by... Tracy(Cedara)Dunn of http://www.thrutheatticdoor.com (http://www.thrutheatticdoor.com/)

acrowesgathering
04-01-2009, 02:45 PM
Awesome instructions thank you so much for sharing great technique too.
Pam...ACG

CountrySignMakerTammy
03-11-2010, 12:31 AM
TFS! I'm new to creating dolls and I'm so excited to try these new tuts.... xoxoxoxo tammy

Brownie4
03-11-2010, 06:15 AM
kewl!!! thanks!