Friday, August 20, 2010

Prim Raggedy Ann Hair Tutorial

Thought I would do a raggedy ann doll hair tutorial.
First is the kind of yarn I use. Most of my Annie's hair is from spinayarn.com.
It is uncut wool rug yarn and I haven't been able to find it anywhere else.
2013 UPDATE - I originally used Paternayan rug yarn unfortunately this is no longer made ~
I was lucky to find Halycon Classic Rug Yarn as a replacement ~ it is not as soft as Paternayan but looks the same ~ my curly hair Annies now have Halycon Classic Rug Yarn hair 



cut the yarn into desired lengths ~ I use about 10 inch lengths ~ separate the 3 ply yarn ~ fold in half and cut ~ you will have six wavy strands of yarn ~ depending upon the size of your doll's head you might want longer or shorter lengths of yarn ~


mark Annie's head along the seam ~ I use 1/2 inch spaces ~ sew six strands of yarn along the seam ~ if you want thinner hair use 4 strands ~ it's your choice ~ you are the artist ~ experiment!


Next draw three rows on the back of Annie's head ~ mark where you will sew her hair about 1/2 inch apart












When Annie's hair is all sewn on ~ give her head a little shake to fluff it out ~ now you can give her a hair cut ~ trim to desired length.



Here she is all finished with hair bow.


Hope this is a help ~ if you have any questions ~ please just ask.

Thanks for visiting and God bless.

19 comments:

  1. Спасибо большое!!! Куклы у вас - замечательные!!!

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  2. Тhank you very much! for having shown how you're doing your hair a wonderful doll!
    I love them! Happy weekend !!))))

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  3. мне очень нравятся ваши куклы! и спасибо за очень подробный мастер-класс ;)

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  4. TE QUEDO PRECIOSA ,GRACIAS POR ESTA EXPLICACION ,SIEMPRE ES BUENO APRENDER DE UNA ARTISTA COMO TU .CARIÑOS DESDE SAN JUAN ARGENTINA PATRICIA

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  5. Hello Carolyn,

    I have never wrote a comment in your blog, but I'm your constant guest here and I adore your sweet pretty Annies. I myself have sewn only one doll so far, partly inspired by your dolls. Thank you so much for that! Your tutorial on how to make doll's hair is very useful as I want to try it out on my next dolly. Have a beautiful weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Evgenia

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  6. I love your Annie's
    Need all the help I can get. A newbie at Dolls.

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  7. Hello!
    Thanks for being part of my post!
    Your dolls are dreaming!
    HUGS!
    My lucky.
    LINK:
    http://mylucky-ladybug.blogspot.com/2010/08/accantoniamo.html

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  8. Thank you so much for showing your technique for doll hair....never thought about making marks....have always admired your dolls and the hair is always perfect. Will be trying your technique soon.
    Maxie

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  9. You dolls are very beautiful. . .
    their eyes express love! ! Compliments....
    Hugs!!!
    Lolli*

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  10. Thank you for this tutorial and sharing your source of rug yarn. I have been looking myself and couldn't find a place. My first Annie's hair (last year) was made from rug yarn that I have had for years and I liked the finished product but couldn't find anymore here in CA. I'm going over and order some today. I have one question: how many doll heads can you get done with one skein? I want to make sure I buy enough. :) Thank you so much for your generosity.

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  11. Thank you all for your wonderful comments and My lucky for posting a link to my blog. I never really checked how many dolls from 1 skein, but I think about 5. Glad to be of help.
    Thanks again and God Bless!

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  12. thank you, your tutorial was wanderfoul
    bye bye
    Roberta from italy

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  13. tq for the tutorial.
    i also try to make annie doll but i can't do the hair making.
    love from indonesia

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  14. Здравствуйте. Я была в восторге когда увидела Ваших красавиц. Они все просто прелесть!А волосы роскошные. Мечтаю, сшить такую куклу для своей маленькой дочки. Не уверена, что получится, но я буду стараться. Буду приходить к Вам за вдохновением. Было бы хорошо, если бы Вы еще рассказали о том, как Вы рисуете такие милые глазки для своих девочек. Спасибо за то, что Вы творите! Вы дарите людям радость!

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  15. ciao, complimenti per i bellissimi lavori che riesci a fare, trovo molte ispirazioni dai tuoi post, un abbraccio. pat

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  16. Todas muy lindas!!!! Su explicación es muy buena. Muchas gracias!!!!

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  17. Thank you for sharing your skills. Love your dolls

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  18. Thank you for sharing this. Your Annies are beautiful

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