Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wigmaking for Tulah

 Tulah modeling her many wigs

I love dolls; all kinds of dolls.  My favorites are those of cloth and crochet, but there are some 'store bought' dolls that I cannot resist.  Small BJD's, and the lovely dolls of Helen Kish, fall into this irresistible category.

So when a dear friend of mine (hi Tomi!)  became seriously smitten by Helen Kish's small Riley, it reignited my interest in my own little Riley and Tulah, her friend.  But how to add a personal touch to a doll made by other hands in a far country?

How about a hand made crochet wig?  So, here is a pattern for making your own wig for a very small doll.  Riley and Tulah have a head circumference of 4 1/4 inches.  The wigs are made of laceweight Mohair yarn, which works up to a gauge similar to size 10 crochet cotton.  This wig pattern can be adapted to other small dolls, particularly small Lati's  (White and Yellow)  and Fairyland dolls (Puki Puki and Puki Fee).

And, I think  Riley and Tulah are in for some crochet finery.  You know the drill, camisoles, pantaloons, dresses, sunsuits.  Should be fun!

Tulah says, 'enjoy the crochet!'


12 comments:

  1. So cute. I love all the hairdos, too. :))) Yes, I am sure you will have them all dressed to the nines in no time. :))

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  2. Oh I know my Tulah is wishing for some of these beautiful hairstyles too. I have a lovely blue laceweight that just might work.

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  3. Thank you so much, Sandra and Lois :-)

    Kate, I'd LOVE to see your Tulah in a blue wig...will match her eyes :-)

    Beth

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  4. So cute! Thank you for sharing! I love these dolls too and have wanted to take the plunge and get one. Maybe soon.....

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  5. Hi Beth,

    First I like to say that I've always liked the idea of making my own wigs. I do admit that I don't really have a really good solid formula in making wigs. So Beth it's so rewarding for me to see yours/other people's ideas in making doll wigs. Wishfully, this could help me come up with one too for my dolls and help you with other ideas in creating more...I believe in improvement/upgrading. I see on a deeper level that the wheel is constantly being re-invented (improved/upgraded), that's why we have amazing technology today...what started as a black and white television to remote and now flat screen TV...AMAZING.

    I pray for your health and well being for you to be around for a long time to keep inspiring us.

    Carolyn

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  6. Oh yeah, just remembered to ask you, what size are these lovely dolls?

    Carolyn

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  7. You create a magic world, and you are so knid to share it with everyone. Thanx!! :)
    Rux

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  8. When you said there was some wig madness coming, you weren't kidding. These came out awesome. The french braid is my favorite.

    Joyce

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  9. Thank you all so much for the good words!

    Tulah and Riley are about 7.5 inches tall, Carolyn.

    The French braid was a bit fiddly to get, but worth the trouble :-)

    Have a great day, everyone!

    Beth

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  10. Such beautiful wigs. I'm amazed by how different the same doll can look with a change of hair. Inspiring.

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