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Female Wook, WIP

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:07 pm    Post subject: Female Wook, WIP Reply with quote

Yay, I started latching for real tonight.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet! I use embroidery rings too!

Are you are doing well with the latch hook tool? If so, awesome!

If not, look into getting locking hemostats. I was able to latch hook ok (yet slowly) with he latch hook tool. Although sometimes I wouldn't be pulling ALL the hair through. When I switched to a hemostat, I was able to go MUCH faster and be more precise.

Once again if you are doing well with the latch hook tool, no need to change. But if you are struggling like I was, it's another option to look at as it helped me a ton.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The latch hooking is going fine, but I'm still not sure about the mesh... I am afraid there is too much stretch in it. I'll see if I can find different fabric and start over. I have to wait for more hair anyways, I only bought one package of each color for trying out Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roheryn wrote:
The latch hooking is going fine, but I'm still not sure about the mesh... I am afraid there is too much stretch in it.

Hmm, good question. Well I've seen Lumpy's (Chris') Chewbacca in person and it looks like he uses the same mesh. You do have a point, with all the hair it my end up being a few inches longer because of a stretch.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what I used for my mesh.

http://www.joann.com/mesh-white/prd23660/
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you really should try to use Black aquatic mesh. White will show the netting through the hair.

http://www.seattlefabrics.com/mesh.html#Dive%20Mesh

The 8600 Dive mesh is perfect.

You do not want too much stretch in your fabric. It will case sizing issues later once all the hair is on it. The hair makes the suit heavier and the suit will stretch.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just look for the mesh with the round holes, not diamond. The black stuff is tough and I believe is used to make fishing nets of some kind.

The lady at JoAnn's said, "Are you making a muscle shirt?"
I laughed and yes, "Why yes!"...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the white like Chris but my wook is about 60% white
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ran mine through the wash machine with some black RIT dye. It came out kind of a gray color, but it's better than stark white.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm waiting for reply if any of the supliers of above ship to the Netherlands. It is really hard to find this fabric. I thought I had it nailed, but I'm not too happy with it. Putting the latching on hold until I find fabric I'm comfortable with.... Will start working on the feet soon though Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beginning of Wookiee feet Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! I'm doing the same thing right now!
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