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How to make wool dreads by savinaswings How to make wool dreads by savinaswings
If you have any other questions, or don't understand something, leave me a comment. You can see some of my finnished dreads here: [link] [link] [link]


for instructions on putting the dreads in your hair: [link]
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:iconannikaofborg:
annikaofborg Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017
can you sew them on elastic ?
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:iconjujubeeyutiful:
JuJuBeeyutiful Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Cool tutorial =) I just ordered some wool so I'm going to try to make them soon. I hope they come out well =D I'm gonna post pics when they are done.
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Crauw Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where do you get the wool that you use? If it's a website, can you send me a link, please? :3
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:iconjujubeeyutiful:
JuJuBeeyutiful Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I just ordered some from Joann.com. I havent gotten it yet but I guess they have many different colors.
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:iconcrauw:
Crauw Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I attempted to use a wool-based yarn but it went terrible, so I will definitely check out Joann's.
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:iconvjehitsza:
Vjehitsza Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012   Writer
I wonder if it would somehow be possible to sow them into a hairband... looks easier to use :)
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:iconvjehitsza:
Vjehitsza Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012   Writer
I wonder if it's possible to somehow knit / sew them onto a hairband... would be easier to use imo ^_^
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Diamondd-Dreams Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why not try a bobby pin or hair clip, or find a synthetic thing they use on hair extensions and put it onto that?
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:iconlenarox:
lenarox Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
can i attach wool dreads to my hair permanently?
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:iconmithrilady:
MithriLady Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
awesome, I must try this, surely! thanks :D
I have a question, can I glue the final dreads (this glue become transparent and shiny) or it's useless for it take away the warmness and softness of the wool? or can I glue only some parts, end of the dread or middle?
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SarahShots Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Photographer
the link for putting dreads in your hair didn't work for me
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:icontheatricalthunder:
TheatricalThunder Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student
what kind of wool is it? o_o
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:iconsmilekid88:
smilekid88 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Artist
I really want these.. but.. I can't be bothered tbh:L Do hairdressers do them?
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0lumen0 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's what I was searching for :iconlawooplz: super-thankies!!
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yuki-senshi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
This tutorial is absolutely fantastic and i am definately going to give this a go!.
The only thing is were i am its hard to find that sort of wool to do it with. Do you know if its possible to do this either with yarn of any type or is there a way you can turn yarn into the right sort of wool to do it with?

If you could answer that or even link me to somewhere that will give me an answer that'd be great :D
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coonskin-cap Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
about how much wool roving will i need for about 50-60 dreads? thnks :D
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RoxyAnnCarter Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How long are the finished ones, and where do you buy the wool?
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boonedaba1991 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Rolling it between your hands helps because it squeezes more water out.
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Poisin-Ivy-Aphrodite Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
The link on how to put them in doesn't work ;3;
Do you have anything else on that??? 83
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:iconmrsosuwari:
MrsOsuwari Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
for how long do you submerge the wool?
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:iconfrankensteinbabe:
FrankensteinBabe Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
So no steaming is involved in making these? cool. I think I like these better than the other type of synth. dreads. thanks for the tut. ^^
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SHAKALone Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for sharing!!! :pat:
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CrazyMonkey00 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
why my wool dreads looks so awful? T_T
how much three inches is in cm? ^^
by the way awesome tutorial ^^
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IchigoPokki Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello ;) Love U tutorial but I have a question, the dreads om the pic in the end of the tutorial, how much wool did they take and how long are they?
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dark-wifey Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
hey i thank you greatly for this tutorial :) i triedto make my own but they ended up rather fluffy and thick i was wondering if you sell them and how much if so :) thank you
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TheOneMarina Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ADORABLE! tnx a bunch
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ScarlettMystery Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Where do you get your wool? Joann only had 12"
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:iconsavinaswings:
savinaswings Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
at a local weaving and yarn shop
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eletron Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
great, that sure will help me alot.
before i found this tutorial i tried it once to make wool dreads, but the dreads weren't very stabil.
now i'm gonna try it again ^^
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Skolman Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
i used this^^ thank you :D

[link]
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Bathory-Lover Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
Ive been looking everywhere for this info!
Thanks so much!!
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:iconmadebyjanine:
MadeByJanine Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi

How did you get your wool to look like that before you started? did it come like that?

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:iconsavinaswings:
savinaswings Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
I bought it looking just like it does in the first picture
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MadeByJanine Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahhhh, my bad... really good tutorial. :)
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lunashex Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
About how much roving wool do you estimate I should get for a 60-70 dread set? Basically I just can't figure out how many ounces of wool to buy. Can you help me out?
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:iconchgz:
chgz Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
what do you do with the ends if you do any thing, coz every time i try it it always comes loos
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:iconsavinaswings:
savinaswings Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
just take a little extra time to felt them
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:iconchgz:
chgz Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
ok, thx anyway, i managed to make them in the end
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:iconmissmurderknot:
missmurderknot Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
that's what i was looking for, i don't speak english very well.. but i will try xD
well..
i don't know what kind of wole did you use
and where i can buy it
please answer me
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:iconmisslaneyluck:
MissLaneyLuck Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Random question, do you take them out every day or do you leave them in for a while?
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:iconsavinaswings:
savinaswings Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
I leave them in for awhile. usually three weeks or so. the wool ones are a little harder to deal with than the synth. ones because you dont really want to get them wet. But they are a lot more comfy...and warm :P
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MissLaneyLuck Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awkay, thanks >w<
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PrincessTirfa Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
i have some q's

how many should you make?
how much does the wool cost cost
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:icondecayofmorals:
decayofmorals Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
you say that there not completely done and need some more work,
what do you mean by that?
after the last step what should you do?
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:iconsavinaswings:
savinaswings Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
just a little more felting and rolling here and there, stuff i talked about. it just needs to be done more in places.
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:icondecayofmorals:
decayofmorals Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
thank ya ;D
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:iconangstmonkey:
angstmonkey Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
awesome tute!
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RockRevolution Featured By Owner May 10, 2008   Interface Designer
YAY i finally found one
I couldnt find anything like this for ages
thanks =]

Also when will you have the how to put them in your hair?
no one in brisbane likes to make them -_-
lol
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:iconsavinaswings:
savinaswings Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
poke around this page [link]
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taeliac Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
What a cool tutorial! I just started hand-dying my own wool, and this gives me one more fun thing to do with it!!

Is it difficult to put them into a wig? I wouldn't be able to wear them in my hair, but a wig might do the trick...
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