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Taking video tutorial requests!

Post by rivetlicker_ » Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:20 am

Just wondering if anybody wants a video tutorial on dread making. I can't think of anything that I haven't covered.
By video tutorials, I mean actual visual footage and me explaining the process in a voice over, not just text and pictures. Pictures are used as examples of the final product at the end of the video.
Open to suggestions :D
(But I won't do a damp cloth/flat iron sealing tut, there are millions out there already :P )
I have already done backcombing, blending hair, swirls/candycanes, transitionals and twisting/sealing with a steamer.

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Post by VixenSingsBlack » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:40 pm

Oooh! Ooooh! A dread lock felting tutorial. I haven't been able to find one yet. It'd be very much appreciated :)

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Post by rivetlicker_ » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:37 pm

In what sense? LOL. Roving?

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Post by kezerb » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:07 pm

Hmm do you know any ways to get dreads super smooth with out using damp cloth and flat iron? I think that would be a terribley good tutorial as I HATE the feeling of dreas using the flat iron method :evil:

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Post by rivetlicker_ » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:27 pm

kezerb wrote:Hmm do you know any ways to get dreads super smooth with out using damp cloth and flat iron? I think that would be a terribley good tutorial as I HATE the feeling of dreas using the flat iron method :evil:
I think most just use flat irons.
I just use a steamer with an upholstery attachment, helps smooth down a bit and I guess trim the stray bits off?
I guess the only other way you can do it is make unbackcombed silky dreads :mrgreen:

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Post by VixenSingsBlack » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:58 pm

Yes, felted wool roving dreads :)

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Post by rivetlicker_ » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:34 am

VixenSingsBlack wrote:Yes, felted wool roving dreads :)
Can do :)
Lucky I know how to make roving and have some unfelted wool lying around!

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Post by Anouk » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:03 am

would you make an tutorial for making poofy dreads like these?

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Post by rivetlicker_ » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:50 am

Haha, I'm trying to figure that one out myself! I love them.


I'll tell you guys now, I'll definately do palm rolled dreads!





EDIT: uploaded the roving tut. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn2z0Lze18A
And the curly dread tut. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WULW7zRJUZM

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Post by Anouk » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:13 pm

hahaha i like them to! when i had seen this picture i'd made my day!!
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Post by rivetlicker_ » Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:49 pm

They are gorgeous!

Somebody requested the No Seal/LS-Seven style dreads, I'm waiting back on permission from Doc to see if I can do a video version.


Anywho, wiggly dreads ahoy!

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Post by Jane Doe » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:51 pm

just watched your felting video - you have the cutest voice ^_^
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Post by Phoenix » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:56 pm

kezerb wrote:Hmm do you know any ways to get dreads super smooth with out using damp cloth and flat iron? I think that would be a terribley good tutorial as I HATE the feeling of dreas using the flat iron method :evil:
If you put the straightener on a very low heat setting or regulate the heat by turning it off before it gets too hot it stops the dreads getting that horrible crispy feeling :)

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Post by rivetlicker_ » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:59 pm

Jane Doe wrote:just watched your felting video - you have the cutest voice ^_^
Bahahahahahaha, thanks.
Now, from the mistress of felting, did I do it right?
Minus the stupid computer drop...

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Post by VixenSingsBlack » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:30 am

Lovely felting tutorial. Glad to know it's just as messy and a bit haphazard for you as it is for me. I often feel like I'm just kind of flinging and rolling and making a mess out of everything. I am convinced that a machine can be built to do this for me... I know it can be done!

THANKIES so much!!!! :mrgreen:

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Post by rivetlicker_ » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:06 am

VixenSingsBlack wrote:Lovely felting tutorial. Glad to know it's just as messy and a bit haphazard for you as it is for me. I often feel like I'm just kind of flinging and rolling and making a mess out of everything. I am convinced that a machine can be built to do this for me... I know it can be done!

THANKIES so much!!!! :mrgreen:
Haha, but a machine would defeat the purpose of handmade roving :P
You're welcome! :i2:

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Post by CaptainZig » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:41 am

How about some chunky dreads?

By the way, your 'Buying Guide' video was entertaining and informative. ^^ You have a cute accent.
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Post by rivetlicker_ » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:13 am

Vivi wrote:How about some chunky dreads?

By the way, your 'Buying Guide' video was entertaining and informative. ^^ You have a cute accent.
That's the only one I'm having troubles with. I don't have a sturdy enough comb to do huge dreads. I will give it a try though.
I guess you could just use the backcombing tutorial and use more hair, it's the same principle really.

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Post by Jane Doe » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:41 am

rivetlicker_ wrote: Minus the stupid computer drop...
I can be quite clumsy too so never mind the drop :P

There are so many ways to make felt. I make mine differently, but yours look great.
The main difference I could see was that I do a soapy stage and a rinsing stage.
In your method, it'd be the equivalent of using hot non-soapy water for the 3rd dunk.
Doubt it makes too much difference, but I'm paranoid about having soap left in the felt.
VixenSingsBlack wrote: I am convinced that a machine can be built to do this for me... I know it can be done!
There are wet and dry felting machines out there, but they only make flat sheets of felt.
Besides, it takes the joy of the handmade out of it!
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Post by rivetlicker_ » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:09 pm

Jane Doe wrote:
rivetlicker_ wrote: Minus the stupid computer drop...
I can be quite clumsy too so never mind the drop :P

There are so many ways to make felt. I make mine differently, but yours look great.
The main difference I could see was that I do a soapy stage and a rinsing stage.
In your method, it'd be the equivalent of using hot non-soapy water for the 3rd dunk.
Doubt it makes too much difference, but I'm paranoid about having soap left in the felt.
VixenSingsBlack wrote: I am convinced that a machine can be built to do this for me... I know it can be done!
There are wet and dry felting machines out there, but they only make flat sheets of felt.
Besides, it takes the joy of the handmade out of it!
I didn't leave it in for long enough because I was doing one take. I could've stopped and waited for a few minutes but I was getting sick by the second! (End of the day, my nose was dripping like a leaky tap -_-)
The first set of roving I did, I felted twice in soapy water then just rinsed them.

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Post by the_piercer » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:26 am

I know I sent you a message on MySpace about this but I thought I might try and persuade you again. :P.

A Video for sectioning and Blanket stitch.

Like visual tips for nice clean sectioning in a good pattern so those gnarly little
gaps don't show up between the dreads.

Thanks :D
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Post by rivetlicker_ » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:15 am

the_piercer wrote:I know I sent you a message on MySpace about this but I thought I might try and persuade you again. :P.

A Video for sectioning and Blanket stitch.

Like visual tips for nice clean sectioning in a good pattern so those gnarly little
gaps don't show up between the dreads.

Thanks :D
There is already a tutorial for that LOL. Exactly where I learnt from hehe.

http://hairextensionsforum.com/viewtopi ... =62&t=2194

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Post by VixenSingsBlack » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:13 am

Jane Doe wrote:
There are wet and dry felting machines out there, but they only make flat sheets of felt.
Besides, it takes the joy of the handmade out of it!
I know about the wet/dry machines for flat sheets. But darn it, a felting machine which produces cylinders IS possible. If I built and operated the machine myself, I think I'd still feel very involved in the process. AND the ends will always need to be hand done.

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Post by PixiStyx » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:32 pm

Anouk wrote:would you make an tutorial for making poofy dreads like these?

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I can tell you how to make them (and possibly do a video), but I warn you it takes a veeeeery long time to get them stiff enough to not fall apart. PM me if you're still interested in a tut and I'll see what I can do. But you can see some of the one's I've done in my show-off thread here: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=5157 Pay no attention to the horridness of the white ones though, I had to rush them to wear to a concert so they weren't quite finished.

Rivet Licker, the roving tut is sooo helpful. I really hope I can give roving a try sometime soon.
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Re: Taking video tutorial requests!

Post by rivetlicker_ » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:37 pm

Please make a video!!!

I'd probably wanna taper the ends up quite high, I like that style of dread. ^_^

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