Wool roving dreads, my first attempt ever!

Critical observations about your technique for installations, wear or use.
Forum rules
1. Stay on topic. Be specific and to the point.
2. Be polite. Flaming and personal attacks may result in a ban.
Post Reply
User avatar
IvyDryad
Posts: 66
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:52 pm
Location: Norway

Wool roving dreads, my first attempt ever!

Post by IvyDryad » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:18 pm

Hello guys. I have been lurking around this forum for a while now, and decided it's time for me to ask for som critique on my DE roving dreads. This is my first attempt, so I need all the critique I can get! :D

In colours pumpkin, burgundy and apple green (the colours on the photo are a bit off <.<) I wanted the ends to be thinner and rugged, and wondered if anyone had any tips to get them gradually thinner instead of going straight from fat to a thin thread?


Image

Cheers!
Last edited by IvyDryad on Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
MrsEss
Posts: 11195
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:06 am
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: Wool roving dreads, my first attempt ever!

Post by MrsEss » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:32 pm

Pic's not showing.
*~*~*~*~*Saaaaaaspie-doo-be-doo-bedooooo is awwwwweeesoooooome*~*~*~*~*-ScarletLady

Socially awkward since 1982
Decimation Fashion
Tumblr
Formerly known as DreadstarMonstar

User avatar
IvyDryad
Posts: 66
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:52 pm
Location: Norway

Re: Wool roving dreads, my first attempt ever!

Post by IvyDryad » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:39 pm

Tried to reupload the picture. Can you see it now? (:

User avatar
MrsEss
Posts: 11195
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:06 am
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: Wool roving dreads, my first attempt ever!

Post by MrsEss » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:06 pm

Yep :D

They look good.

Did you cut your roving or tear it? Slowly tearing is apart can help create a better taper than a straight cut.

What exactly do you mean by rugged??
*~*~*~*~*Saaaaaaspie-doo-be-doo-bedooooo is awwwwweeesoooooome*~*~*~*~*-ScarletLady

Socially awkward since 1982
Decimation Fashion
Tumblr
Formerly known as DreadstarMonstar

User avatar
IvyDryad
Posts: 66
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:52 pm
Location: Norway

Re: Wool roving dreads, my first attempt ever!

Post by IvyDryad » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:29 pm

Thank you!
I don't cut them, I tear them apart. But I tend to do it in a hurry, so I'll try the slow method next time. :D

I meant that I don't want them to look "perfect" like in smooth, even in thickness and so on. ^^

User avatar
trippytroll
Posts: 1299
Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:31 pm
Location: weston-super-mare

Re: Wool roving dreads, my first attempt ever!

Post by trippytroll » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:56 pm

no advice sorry
but love the colours!
sophie
otherwise known as...
moomin love
TwIsTeD TaT
trippytroll
sale stuff here, make offers
http://trippytroll.livejournal.com/66563.html#cutid1

User avatar
MrsEss
Posts: 11195
Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:06 am
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: Wool roving dreads, my first attempt ever!

Post by MrsEss » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:05 pm

Do you mean like this:
Image
*~*~*~*~*Saaaaaaspie-doo-be-doo-bedooooo is awwwwweeesoooooome*~*~*~*~*-ScarletLady

Socially awkward since 1982
Decimation Fashion
Tumblr
Formerly known as DreadstarMonstar

User avatar
IvyDryad
Posts: 66
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:52 pm
Location: Norway

Re: Wool roving dreads, my first attempt ever!

Post by IvyDryad » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:24 pm

Thank you trippytroll!

Yes, I like that texture aswell. :) I assume it's either done in a washing maschine or by throwing the dreads on a hard, flat surface?

User avatar
Vex88
Posts: 1071
Joined: Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:52 am
Location: Glasgow

Re: Wool roving dreads, my first attempt ever!

Post by Vex88 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:34 pm

They look great, very smooth.
Possibly a bit underfelted? im not sure. It's personal preference of course.
You can get more rugged ones by putting them in the machine or crunching them up in a ball whilst hand felting
Kirsty x
There's no place like 127.0.0.1.
---------------------------------------
Facebook
Etsy!
DysfunctionDesigns on Facebook
Artfire!

User avatar
IvyDryad
Posts: 66
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:52 pm
Location: Norway

Re: Wool roving dreads, my first attempt ever!

Post by IvyDryad » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:36 pm

Vex88 wrote:They look great, very smooth.
Possibly a bit underfelted? im not sure. It's personal preference of course.
You can get more rugged ones by putting them in the machine or crunching them up in a ball whilst hand felting
Thank you!

Yes, they were done quite quickly just to see if the colours were right. :D When I'll be making the "real deal" they'll be much more felted. ^^

Post Reply

Return to “Hair Critique”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest