Its official. I can feel the plunge!!!
I LOVE THIS FEELING!!!
The best Toothpick Doll tutorial that I have found is by Emily Bishop. You can find the first of her 4 part series of FREE video tutorials on making Toothpick Dolls HERE.
(See Emily Bishop's youtube tutorial for detailed instructions on wrapping the head: Toothpick Doll Tutorial Part 2
I once had Rainbow hair myself, so I'm no one to talk!
You can also use two toothpicks (one for each end of the cut piece of thread, if you want to have smooth hair in between the curls, so they can drape over the head with it being straight across the head, while having ringlet curls on the ends. (I hope that makes sense?)
Crochet Lace & Trim: If you know how to crochet, your dolls will open up an whole new crochet world for you. I like to use a single strand of embroidery thread to crochet a lacey scalloped edge for the bottom of dresses and skirts. I use a 1.25mm crochet hood (or smaller if I am using sewing thread) and make a chain long enough to wrap the circumferance of the doll area to be trimmed.
Use any of your favorite crochet lace patterns to recreate in miniature with the thread. Just by downsizing the thread and the size of the crochet hook, you can use your regular yarn patterns and they will magically become miniscule!! But don't say I didn't warn you that it is a killer on the eyes!! I suggest using a good pair of manifying/reading glasses when you do miniature crochet.
Next project on the agenda: Matchstick Dolls :)
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