Tutorial: Splashed dreads :)

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Re: Tutorial: Splashed dreads :)

Post by Shay Wynter » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:19 pm

ok stupid me. i have a question.

how are you using the need to connest the color to the dread? are you just basiclly pushing it in there? is it absolutly nessasary to have a felting needle? or is there any ways around it??
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Re: Tutorial: Splashed dreads :)

Post by rivetlicker_ » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:38 pm

The felting needle picks up fibers and displaces them, thus matting (knotting) the fibers together so they become solid :)
Felting needles are the only thing that can do such.

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Re: Tutorial: Splashed dreads :)

Post by Battlesheep » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:41 pm

Great tutorial and great technique! I hope I get a chance to try it out soon. :)

Argh, now I need to find a felting needle. And even worse, I have to learn what it's called in Greek to ask for it. :P
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Re: Tutorial: Splashed dreads :)

Post by FASD » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:40 am

Oh, thanks for making the video tut rivetlicker_! :D

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Re: Tutorial: Splashed dreads :)

Post by rivetlicker_ » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:24 am

FASD wrote:Oh, thanks for making the video tut rivetlicker_! :D
No, thank you for making a gorgeous tutorial!

I did seal the dreads xD They turned out uber prettaaaaaaay!

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Re: Tutorial: Splashed dreads :)

Post by AmberLilith » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:11 pm

Great tutorial, thank you!
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Re: Tutorial: Splashed dreads :)

Post by rivetlicker_ » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:22 pm

Here they are sealed up :)

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Re: Tutorial: Splashed dreads :)

Post by lustfullocks » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:56 am

Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Tutorial: Splashed dreads :)

Post by HairAndStuff » Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:22 am

This is fantastic! Thank you so much for posting this! I had been racking my brain trying to figure this out lol
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Re: Tutorial: Splashed dreads :)

Post by Katedra-Obscura » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:46 pm

Just a little odd question, I've made quite a few splashed dreads now and I've been using what I think is a "Corse" needle the craft shop where i get mine needles from only imports from Holland or Sweden so i have to take a guess at what i'm buying (not helpful) but I was wondering is anyone has had good bad results from fine needles or from what i can work out "star" or "crown" needles?
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Re: Tutorial: Splashed dreads :)

Post by rivetlicker_ » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:12 pm

I think the type I use is a star needle. A coarser needle is looking at 36g and down (how the gauge system works). 38g is too fine for what we're working with, but would work well with fine fibred roving wool :)

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Re: Tutorial: Splashed dreads :)

Post by MizzToxicNeedles » Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:47 pm

what if you dont have a felting needle what else can you use? :i3:
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Re: Tutorial: Splashed dreads :)

Post by MizzToxicNeedles » Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:49 pm

im getting ready to make some dreads for my bday next month and im going to try this but i wont use a felting needle as i do not have one at the moment..
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Re: Tutorial: Splashed dreads :)

Post by rivetlicker_ » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:51 am

I guess you could use a latch hook and thread it through? I prefer the felting needle.

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Re: Tutorial: Splashed dreads :)

Post by CryptiquesBizarre » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:55 pm

MizzToxicNeedles wrote:im getting ready to make some dreads for my bday next month and im going to try this but i wont use a felting needle as i do not have one at the moment..
I'm in the US so forgive me if you don't have one close by but I check JoAnn Fabrics (in store) and they didn't have any, but they do online only... at least they have some:

http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/prod ... D=prd36519

Hope that helps a bit.

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