Sunday, August 21, 2011

Witch with Hedgehog: Bad hair day

To complete the wig I made about 20 curls and glued them to the head with Tacky glue.  When the glue was completely dry I styled the wig.  These  two photos show the part being constructed.  The second image is from my book, Coiffures, on wig making and historic hair styles.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Witch with Hedgehog: Draping

I'm having fun making another Witch.   This one will hold a hedgehog.  I used a manikin  to drape the outer skirt layers (top photo). The fabric was pinned in place and sprayed with fabric relaxer, ( rubbing alcohol works also but may make the dyes run or you can steam the fabric).  Once dry and set the fabric is stitched to the doll (bottom photo). The manikin carved from balsa wood and covered with fabric was designed and made by Judee Williamson and Nicole Marble.