Thursday, December 01, 2005

Doll Hair

Thank you all for your lovely comments.

When I first started making dolls. Doing the hairstyle for the doll was always daunting. But once I got the hang of it I am not itimedated by it anymore. So Isabelle don't be afraid to try out various ways of hairstyling on the doll. Depending on what the doll head is going to be like I do the hair. On smaller heads I tend to glue the hair on and disguise the glue with some embellisments on top. For intance for this doll I most probably will glue the hair on as I want to put a small hat on her head. So she is not going to need a lot of hair. In other dolls I first stitch the hair on the head and then glue it underneath to make it hold better or I poke the hair into the head with felting needles just like as you would felt. and then dab a little bit of glue to hold the hair in place. I could send you some instructions if you like. They are very simple instructions which I wrote for my basic dollmaking classes in India.

1 comment:

Isabelle said...

Thank you so very much, Shashi. I guess all I need is be braver and don't hesitate to make experiments!

I still haven't made your doll, this will have to wait until 2006 as I need to make gifts for my family now... I all got side-tracked when the Katrina Kits project started, but how can I regret it? I do hope you understand - but I am sure you know how much I look forward to making that doll and to using the wonderful trims you sent along with the pattern! That'll be one of my most exciting 2006 projects to be sure!

Hugs and thanks again for replying so precisely regarding doll's hair!