Gothic.net News Horror Gothic Lifestyle Fiction Movies Books and Literature Dark TV VIP Horror Professionals Professional Writing Tips Links Gothic Forum




Go Back   Gothic.net Community > Boards > Fashion

Fashion DIY tips and gratuitous plugs. And hair. Hair! Flow it, show it. Wait...no. That's some hippie musical. Nevermind.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-14-2006, 01:46 AM   #1
Ashenstar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 23
DIY yarn dreads

I'm sorry if this is in here somewhere. I did a search and found a wonderful link that showed how to make dreads. I might be tired, but the website didn't have any information on different types of yarn dreads. I'm going to start making my own falls, yay for being artsy! I finally found information on how to attach cyberlox and foam, which is great. Now I just need to know how to make yarn dreads. I'm wondering about really smooth shiny waxy looking ones. Also any effects with two tones of yarn that look nifty. *sigh* tired..ok..i think that's all i needed ^_^
Ashenstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2006, 12:24 AM   #2
Ashenstar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 23
Found something, but not everything.

I found a lot of info on making yard dreads by felting roving, I think it was. Some people also said that you don't make dreads for falls out of yarn, you just use the yarn as is. I still dont know how to make the yarn dreads for falls that have a base colour and then a single one wrapped around it. Hard to describe. Not twisted in. Im not sure how I would tie that together and have it not look crappy. lol
Ashenstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2006, 07:14 AM   #3
chelseagirl
 
chelseagirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Maryland/D.C.
Posts: 611
Were you looking at the Quinnster site? They do have some stuff on yarn, under the "Wool" section. I make lots of loose falls, but I'm not into yarn or wool at all. If you wanted to join a forum where you can ask questions about everything hair extension related (yarn and wool too), you could join Heavenly Hair. I'm a member over there, and everyone is extremely helpful with questions.

www.extra-muffins.com/hair
__________________
Hate is never without reason...love is never without treason. - Kovenant
chelseagirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2006, 11:15 PM   #4
Ashenstar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 23
Heavenly Hair

I actually just joined heavenly hair. I have to say that website is wonderful. I was having struggles on cyberlox and got so much information. Lots and lots of links and great tips and information.
Ashenstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2007, 12:59 AM   #5
Wolfinlied
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Albury NSW Australia
Posts: 10
i know this is an old thread to bring up, but i somewhat know how to make the yarn dreads just not how to tie them off and have them not looking crappy. Someone should post a tutorial here, as it seems yarn dread falls are this well kept gothic secret. There isnt really information anywhere.
Wolfinlied is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2007, 07:08 AM   #6
KontanKarite
 
KontanKarite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Harlem
Posts: 6,910
Blog Entries: 1
Go to a dentist office and get those little rubber bands from them. Braid in your yarn falls and put the bands on the end. Then, if you want to hide the bands, slip some kind of really small "Finger Claw" over it. Actually, that would rock all things...
KontanKarite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2007, 11:14 AM   #7
Salmiakki
 
Salmiakki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Aboard the Babel-13
Posts: 146
www.angrycaninelovestick.org has some great tips too, as well as tutorials and pictures.
Salmiakki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2007, 11:26 AM   #8
waxwolf
 
waxwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Bumblefuck, PA
Posts: 55
Being the owner of a yarn store, I have compiled a list of yarns that make AWESOME dreadfalls if one is so inclined...

Rowan Biggie Print (knitrowan.com)

Koigu (koigu.com)

Brown Sheep Burly Spun (brownsheep.com)

any kind of ribbon

any kind of novelty yarn (glitter, sequins, beads, furry, etc.)

I've had a couple customers ask me to make dreadfalls for them, and they've been happy with them. I'd make some for myself, but I have no idea how to wear them...

(runs off to check out links mentioned above)
waxwolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2007, 12:54 PM   #9
Wolfinlied
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Albury NSW Australia
Posts: 10
Oh i know real well how to wear them in a few different ways. But ive sat up all night over a hot cup of coffee and come up with a few different ways to make your own... not really the best way but effective none the less. I like shock value and i think these will work. When i buy some batteries for my camera today ill take pictures of what im doing.

Back to painting my nails til the shops open.
Wolfinlied is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2007, 01:11 PM   #10
Panther
 
Panther's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: The middle of nowhere, on the outskirts of the boonies.
Posts: 506
I braid yarn in. Works much easier for me. But then again, I have to take anything I put in out before work.

I love furry yarns for this purpose.
__________________
Will we walk all night through solitary streets?
The trees add shade to shade, lights out in the houses,
we'll both be lonely.
Will we stroll dreaming of the lost America of love
past blue automobiles in driveways, home to our silent
cottage?
-Allen Ginsberg, A Supermarket in California
Panther is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2007, 12:09 PM   #11
sophillya
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3
I do yarn wraps. I could make a tutorial for you if you want. =]
sophillya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2007, 01:21 PM   #12
Sumsargirl
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 9
hi there im new here but www.sumsargirl.com might interest you about dreads,cyberlox and hair falls =]
there is more stuff cuming soon =]
xxx
Sumsargirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 02:11 PM   #13
Saddiction
 
Saddiction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canadia
Posts: 1,198
There are also a couple of videos on youtube that some may find to be helpful.

Backcombing Synthetic Hair for Dreads:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd43lmdbnv8

Sealing a Swirled dread:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyPYwa64VHw

Yarn braid extentions:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ys5H7G-iUo

More yarn type falls:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtsoiBbGreE


Didnt find any videos for roving. I have a friend who does it and she molds the yarn by spinning it between the palms of her hands while using soap and hot water to get the desired shape. She buys her yarn online. I may try it sometime when I've got the patience.

Falls work best for those who have jobs that require you to look conformed to the environment you happen to be in. That's my take on it anyways.
Saddiction is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 03:23 PM   #14
KontanKarite
 
KontanKarite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Harlem
Posts: 6,910
Blog Entries: 1
So wait... how do you attach the falls? I mean, awesome tutorial on braiding them on a yarn braid, but still....

I don't quite understand why it's done in such a way.
__________________
No Gods. No Kings.

Not all beliefs and ideas are equal.
KontanKarite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 04:40 PM   #15
Saddiction
 
Saddiction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canadia
Posts: 1,198
Quote:
Originally Posted by KontanKarite
So wait... how do you attach the falls? I mean, awesome tutorial on braiding them on a yarn braid, but still....

I don't quite understand why it's done in such a way.
You need to have enough hair to tie up in a little bun. Where you want the bun(s) is up to you. Once done, you tie the falls around the bun and make sure that it is secure. For people with short hair, you can actually use little weft clips like how this guy makes some of his falls:
http://anachronaut.com/order.html
I imagine that if you have shorter hair ... the lighter the falls, the better.
Saddiction is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 09:18 PM   #16
KontanKarite
 
KontanKarite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Harlem
Posts: 6,910
Blog Entries: 1
Weird...

I just sorta made some hair falls and used them as ponytail holders. I pretty much put them on a rubber band...
__________________
No Gods. No Kings.

Not all beliefs and ideas are equal.
KontanKarite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 09:24 PM   #17
Saddiction
 
Saddiction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canadia
Posts: 1,198
Quote:
Originally Posted by KontanKarite
Weird...

I just sorta made some hair falls and used them as ponytail holders. I pretty much put them on a rubber band...
Techniques are not limited. Some methods work best for others. For me elastics don't work because I have about 35 dreads per fall. Some of them are pretty fat too. There is no way I'd be able to fit them on an elastic. Atleast, not the way I make them.

Have any photos of the falls you made?
Saddiction is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 09:46 PM   #18
KontanKarite
 
KontanKarite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Harlem
Posts: 6,910
Blog Entries: 1
Soon. I've finished what I think is one set. These falls are fairly small in diameter. I just string about 4 falls on one band. But once I finish this one set, I'll put them on and show you guys how far along I am.
__________________
No Gods. No Kings.

Not all beliefs and ideas are equal.
KontanKarite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 10:40 PM   #19
KontanKarite
 
KontanKarite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Harlem
Posts: 6,910
Blog Entries: 1
What I have so far...

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i7...Picture143.jpg
__________________
No Gods. No Kings.

Not all beliefs and ideas are equal.
KontanKarite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 11:06 PM   #20
KontanKarite
 
KontanKarite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Harlem
Posts: 6,910
Blog Entries: 1
Sadly, they have a tendancy of falling out really easily. Weft clips, do they work pretty well?

I mean, I don't quite understand what a weft clip is. I imagine it snaps on to your hair in a way and stays put.

I might hit that guy up for some falls if he'd make them with weft clips. My hair is much too thick for it's own good....
__________________
No Gods. No Kings.

Not all beliefs and ideas are equal.
KontanKarite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 05:59 AM   #21
Saddiction
 
Saddiction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canadia
Posts: 1,198
Quote:
Originally Posted by KontanKarite
Sadly, they have a tendancy of falling out really easily. Weft clips, do they work pretty well?
I think they would work better than elastic. That is another reason why I don't put falls on elastics. They are not as secure as falls tied around buns.

I have some extensions with weft clips. They stay put rather well. I'd definately consider them.
Saddiction is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 06:52 AM   #22
Saddiction
 
Saddiction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canadia
Posts: 1,198
Quote:
Originally Posted by KontanKarite
Looks like they are coming along
Saddiction is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2007, 09:42 PM   #23
cryptickisses
 
cryptickisses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Austin, Tx
Posts: 68
If what I'm about to ask has already been discussed, forgive me. Long thread. short time.

I have found some great instructions on how to make dreads out of synthetic hair, but no luck with how to actually make yarn dreads. What I want to know is this:

1) How do you treat the yarn to turn it into a dread?

2) Is the process similar to that of synthetic hair? how so?

3) Aside from lace and yarn, do I need any other chemicals or materials to create good sturdy dreads? If so, what? Or any suggestions or tips on how to make the yarn dreads good quality and long lasting?

thank you so much. I've been all over the web researching this. The hair gods must me snickering at me.
cryptickisses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2007, 01:03 PM   #24
Saddiction
 
Saddiction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canadia
Posts: 1,198
You need roving wool. Here is a tutorial on how to make yarn dreads using the roving teqhnique:

http://www.angelfire.com/freak2/rovingtutorial/1.htm
__________________
Holding you tied, holding you tied... and I feel so happy.
Saddiction is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2007, 01:47 PM   #25
cryptickisses
 
cryptickisses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Austin, Tx
Posts: 68
Wow, ask and you shall receive. you're a goddess. *praise* Excellent tutorial. Just what I was looking for. thank you!

btw, I saw your profile picture. Did you make those falls yourself? Very nice!
cryptickisses is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yarn Falls. Unimatrix 00 Fashion 112 07-15-2010 12:24 PM
gothic yarn hair exstentions Caroline Kershaw Fashion 11 08-09-2009 07:36 PM
Cyber dreads dark_dragon_of_ice Fashion 1 09-15-2007 12:20 AM
making yarn falls Minyaliel Fashion 4 07-21-2006 08:01 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:23 AM.