Thursday, December 14, 2006

Curling Doll Hair

REGINA By Patti LaValley

Here is a fantastic trick you can try for making curly doll hair. It works on mohair, synthetic hair and even YARN!
Rejuvinate corkscrew curls, or start from scratch. It's suprisingly easy and fun to do.

1. Heat knitting needles in the oven at a low temperature. You'll want to use the thick size- and they need to be all metal.
2. Carefully remove them from the oven. They should be hot to the touch but not so hot that you burn your fingers. (If they burn your skin they will burn the fibers!) If possible, wear cotton gloves.

You have just created miniature curling irons for dolls!

3. Wrap the hair around the knitting needle, and hold in place as you would in the hair salon ^*^
You can get corkscrew curls using this method.

I learned this from Patti La Valley. She has some adorable cloth doll patterns with homemade curly hair.
Follow the links to see her wonderful curly-haired dolls, Cassandra and Regina

1 comment:

Thank you for leaving a comment and happy dolling!