It is All About Wig Making
I am tremendous eager to learn wig-making, but I don’t know that I’d have the endurance for it. 🙂 Do you mind if I ask what the primary assets you had been looking at quick weave wigs once you started I wouldn’t even know where to begin 🙂
I completely know the way laborious and daunting it can be to get began with this course of. I think it took me about 6 months to get properly began. I did plenty of analysis on the merchandise/items wanted and on cap construction. I feel that to make wigs for your self, you have to have an understanding of what you need/need and to look at wigs you already have so you can begin to understand about the way in which that wigs are constructed. Even with full lace wigs, there are a whole lot of variations in bases. When you’ve got a wig design that you actually like, you can always try to repeat its construction. Here is my ideas for the ‘brief-minimize’ way of getting started:
– Have a look at the posts I made once i started the weblog:
http://makingwigs.blogspot.co.uk/2011_05_01_archive.html – the 2nd publish shows you basics wanted to get began
http:// makingwigs.blogspot.co.uk/2011_06_01_archive.html. – you’re going to get a basic idea of what you might want to begin to do
– Go on Amazon or an analogous site and get your self a wig making guide. A preferred one is: http://www.amazon.com/Wig-Making-Styling-Full-Theatre/dp/0240813200.
– Go on You Tube and search for wig making. You can find helpful videos on there.
The very first thing it’s essential do is be taught to ventilate – there is a straightforward video showing tips on how to do it: http://www.youtube.com/watch v=eWqGTzj3y14&feature=associated. For this process, you want to buy some lace (or you need to use tulle from a sewing/craft retailer if you end up simply practicing), some hair (cheap wefted processed hair will do), a ventilating needle and a holder. Additionally, you will need at the least a styrofoam head or ideally a canvas wig block. Upon getting learnt to ventilate, you can begin learning to make a foundation (wig cap/base).
To make the wig foundation/base – you will have to do research into cap kinds. Look at any wig books you will get your arms on. Look at the bases offered by Chinese language wig making factories (they often have plenty of pictures displaying what’s obtainable for custom orders). Have a have a look at what other individuals are making on You Tube and blogs like mine. If you have already got some wigs, flip them inside out and study the bases. You could want to take outdated wigs apart to learn how they are made and perhaps reuse among the supplies and/or hair while you’re learning.
An essential part of making a wig foundation/base is sewing. If you don’t have any sewing skills, then now is the time to learn them. My first 2 caps (the prototype and the one I am at present ventilating onto) had been completely hand sewn. You could find extra data on hand sewing wig foundations within the e-book I really helpful above. While hand sewing takes a long time, additionally it is very satisfying, a standard approach of creating a wig basis and if you are a perfectionist like me: very neat! Sooner or later I can be experiementing with utilizing a sewing maching for all or a part of the wig foundation. Even in the event you choose to make use of a sewing machine, you still have to understand how to make use of that, so you probably have zero sewing expertise I recommend having a glance in some books and on You Tube once more and studying a bit about stitches and methods of sewing.
I hope this was useful.
It has been just over a 12 months since I started this weblog – superb how time flies. For the reply above, I was wanting back at outdated posts and i can see how far I’ve come in that time. I am really proud that I have done this all by myself. The place there is a will, there’s a way. I must give credit to the few mentors that I’ve consulted during this time – notably to 1 person from Greece.. you’ll know who you might be. I respect the recommendation and solutions to my questions which have been given and i hope that as I enhance I am in a position to assist other folks in the identical approach. Pooling our data and resources is definitely useful.
Having seen my photos from the last update, I realised how far I have come in the ventilation. I’ve finished loads since then. A few weekends ago, I made myself somewhat timesheet to fill in with my wig making hours. I hoped this could encourage me to get extra completed. It labored. I did 13 hours final week. I shall take some footage and put up them so those of you who have an interest can have a look.