Is there an easy way to apply doll hair

crafty10123456August 11, 2003

Hi everyone, I just started making cloth dolls about 3 months ago and I was wondering if anybody had any tips on applying the dolls hair. I have been using sheeps wool on most of them. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks Crafty101

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This is pic of my second doll

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    Bookmark   August 11, 2003 at 1:00PM
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Cute doll, Crafty. I've only used acrylic paints (once for a boy doll), and yarn for my other dolls. Girls are not too difficult, but trying to get a realistic 'do' on a little boy is a chore.
Would like to try wool, but there's no place around here to look at it before spending the money for a purchase.
Good luck in your endeavors.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2003 at 2:48AM
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I've mostly used yarn for hair on my dolls. I take some yarn, unraveling it if I want curly hair, and cut it into even lengths. When I think I have enough, I tie a bunch of yarn lengths together with a piece of the same yarn in the middle. I then hold it to the doll's head with pins while I form the hair-do (braids, up-do, whatever). When IÂm happy with the hair, I lift the wig and put glue on the head and then gently press down the wig. Yarn can also be sewn to a piece of ribbon (same colour as the doll) and the ribbon sewn to the dollÂs head and the hair styled.

Crafty College has a doll hair course:

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    Bookmark   August 22, 2003 at 2:47PM
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Thanks to both of you and for the link. I think I will try sewing the wool to the ribbon. Star58 I bought my wool on ebay and I also bought some llama wool at a craft show.


    Bookmark   August 23, 2003 at 6:12AM
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