The People Who Lift Me Up

Dec 12, 2009

Lets make thick ringlets!!!

If you would like to make thick ringlets like the ones I have made in the pictures below this is how I did it, and you can do it too!




What you will need:


Hairpin lace loom

2 skiens of yarn, I think Red Heart works great for this but I also really like the soft feel of I Love This Yarn. I always experiment with different yarns.


A sewing machine that you are okay sewing yarn on and it has to be one in which you can lower the feed dog (is that what it's called?) and take off the pressure foot.


HEAVY weight needle for the machine. You will be sewing a somewhat thick amount of yarn and believe you me, it will snag and break that needle.


Dual Duty Coats and Clark HEAVY thread in a color that matches close to the yarn you are using. I am going to use a contrasting thread so that you can see where I have sewn.


This is what you do...

First adjust your hairpin lace loom to the width you would like your ringlet to be.

Next start wrapping two strings of yarn around the loom. You want this thick so make sure to push down as you go. By the time you get to the other end, or the length you would like your ringlet to be, you want to have as much yarn on the loom as possible without overlapping.

Once you are done wrapping clip your yarn and take your loom to the sewing machine. Make sure your pressure foot raised and taken off, also make sure the feed dog (is that what it's called?) is lowered. Now sew down the middle going very slowly and making sure not to snag your needle. I have my stitch length set at 0. Once you get to the other end, turn and then sew back up. Once you are done clip the ends and tie them off.

Now it's time to take the yarn off the loom so take off one end of the loom and slide the ringlet off. It should start to twist on it's own if everything went as planned. All you have to do now it help it along a bit and twist it as much as you would like. You can leave them more spiral or twist them up good, it's all up to you!!!


Happy Ringlet making and I so hope you share pics should you use this style on your dolls!

I would also like to metion real quick that I have started another blog just for "this and that" chat. Yanno, just a place to post things that are not necessarily
doll related but I am sure I will still end up talking about dolls there LOL.
I would love for you to come share in my smiles on my new blog!
http://abitofthis-alotofthat.blogspot.com/

Just one more thing before I go lol, I decided to add a new page to my website where I can share some of my tips and techniques with you! Take a peek!
www.tipsyteacup.com

Hugs n Squeezes
Xoxoxxx Ree

12 comments:

  1. Hello Ree that looks so good I love thick ringlets... :o) Would love to try those for my Valentines Day Dolly.

    Trish

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  2. Trish I so hope you try it and I would love to see pics of your Valentines Day Dolly when she is done!

    Xoxoxxx Ree

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  3. Ree, this is amazing, what no twirling, or soaking in a boil bath or baking...just sewing and twisting...this I have gotta try.. ringlets would be a nice addition for my dolls...And besides what doll wants the same hairdo as everyone else...lol.
    luv this... blessings madame samm

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  4. Ree- I enjoyed visiting your blog. Your dolls are so adorable....it's no wonder everyone likes them.

    Connie

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  5. Samm, it's so neat how it works out!!! I am so glad you sent out that email & post about curling wool yarn as it is what gave me the idea to share these ringlets and such!

    Connie, thank you so very much!!! You made my day and I am so glad you came to visit!

    Xoxoxxx Ree

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  6. That is a wonderful tutorial!Thanks so much for sharing Ree.
    Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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  7. awww Ree Thank You so much for this awesome tutorial,I also posted your blog link on Prim Doll Group on CDA.It is a blessing to us all that you share your techniques!
    Hugs Sherrie

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  8. Great tutorial Ree...now where do I get one of those loom thingos? This is one curling technique I haven't tried or used before...you are a clever little duckie! Thanks for sharing.
    Warmest hugs,
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane

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  9. great idea ,I will give it a try

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  10. I am so happy this can be of dolly help!!! Thank you all for your comments! =:o)

    Xoxoxxx Ree

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