"twisted" roving dreads

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"twisted" roving dreads

Post by MrsEss » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:40 pm

So, i thought i'd share the way i have made my most recent roving, it's not a tutorial as such, but it might be.

anyhoo:

start with normal setup (i used washing up liquid)
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put a small amount of roving in the water - leaving the rest out of the bowl)
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Once it's soaked, pull a bit out (you'll see by the pic that dry roving now enters the water)
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roll the end
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the roving soack up water while you are working on the bit on the towel
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you can see as you roll the roving the bit hanging over the bowl twists
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continue pulling sections from the water & rolling on the towel
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finished!!!
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close up of twist:
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Re: "twisted" roving dreads

Post by CancerHybrid » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:54 pm

you make it look so easy
when i tried making roving dreads over the summer it didnt turn out so well :(
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Post by [Tank] » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:55 pm

Do you ever get the dreaded line using this method? Do you refelt more than once? As in, twist them, then redo them like normal roving dreads?
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Post by CancerHybrid » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:58 pm

yes give us details! inquiring minds want to know :i2:
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Post by MrsEss » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:16 pm

i do get the dreaded line!!!! with the turquoise i just made cos of the twist it didn't happen as often - i just did what lpf mentioned on the other tut - teasing it apart & then i re-dunked, twisted and rolled.

it's 21 micron, have felted it once & the purple i have used for my last set of dreads was the same - i felted that 3 times. i've used 22 micron before & that took about 6 felts to get it the way i wanted.
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Post by MrsEss » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:12 pm

Update: they'll need a second felt. Will post pics once i've done it. :)
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Re: "twisted" roving dreads

Post by LittlePinkFaery » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:35 am

I have always done it like that- it makes sense doesn't it! It helps you not get the felting line :)

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Post by MrsEss » Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:20 am

it does yeah - it was thanks to you LPF from the "hints & tips" you added on the other roving tut that i now make them this way
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Re: "twisted" roving dreads

Post by VixenSingsBlack » Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:21 am

Oh wow, I get it! Like synth dreads... but not... aha! Thanks

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Post by hatemekillme » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:40 am

Wow i really like the twisted roving....I have not tried roving yet think I may buy some wool and try this method

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Re: "twisted" roving dreads

Post by Rae_Bella » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:35 am

Hey, those look similar to syn dreads, softer, more comfy, and nicer to your hair! ^__^ I think I would prefer to try out this method of making roving, when I start making roving...

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Post by Nawtali » Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:59 pm

That looks simply awesome! I'm so tempted to go buy a bunch o' wool and give this a try. Thanx for the inspiration and the tips :D
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Re: "twisted" roving dreads

Post by rainbowBOOST » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:54 pm

wuh, nice method. I've already made some test rovings, i'll try this kind of making them, when my stuff finally arrives.

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Re: "twisted" roving dreads

Post by Amber_Jade » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:15 am

wow, never thought of using dish washing liquid! Great idea!
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