Righty Tighty Lefty Loosey...How tight to felt

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Righty Tighty Lefty Loosey...How tight to felt

Post by Clam » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:03 am

I have this event coming up and i wanted to take a stab at felting my own dreads to make a replica wig.

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I noticed that her dreads look really loose, barely look felted. To get this fluff, would i just felt the wool and not really roll it n let it hang dry.

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Re: Righty Tighty Lefty Loosey...How tight to felt

Post by MrsEss » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:11 am

oooooh. i know OT, but how AWESOME is that wig

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Re: Righty Tighty Lefty Loosey...How tight to felt

Post by Ice_Pick_Abortions » Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:46 pm

some of them don't look felted at all. i think if you were wanting something like that, you would need to avoid getting the wool completely soaking like you normaly would for felting and i think i would actually hang them off something so that i could roll them between my hands without too much pressure. you could try it by just spritzing the wool with water and wetting your hands
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Re: Righty Tighty Lefty Loosey...How tight to felt

Post by Clam » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:35 pm

Would i still need to use the high PH water formula when i sprtiz it?

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Re: Righty Tighty Lefty Loosey...How tight to felt

Post by Ice_Pick_Abortions » Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:01 am

nah i wouldn't bother. just use warm water. the more i look at the pic the more i'm pretty sure most of it hasn't been felted
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Re: Righty Tighty Lefty Loosey...How tight to felt

Post by Jane Doe » Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:07 am

You can still get it large when you felt.
(see princessofpoi viewtopic.php?f=29&t=1574
and fragglelox http://www.fragglelox.com/ )

The advantage to felting is, it'll be more durable, and it won't shed wool fibers on your clothes.
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Re: Righty Tighty Lefty Loosey...How tight to felt

Post by Clam » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:03 pm

So i guess i can steam the dreads then...

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Re: Righty Tighty Lefty Loosey...How tight to felt

Post by HyprShkk!! » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:13 pm

They look just like flumps!
Awsome.

And I love asian girls with big black eye makeup.
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But what I'm wondering, seeing as they're not felted.. if they were installed wouldn't they felt together?
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Post by Gracey » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:05 pm

Perhaps felt it in water that is not so hot. I notice how much looser they get when it is cooling down. The pictures are amazing, hope you post how yours turn out. ;)
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