|OOAK Artist Emporium - Doll Hair
|Tussah silk is a natural fiber gathered from wild silk worms. It naturally has a beige / tan color from the tannins in the oak leaves that the caterpillars
eat. This Tussah Silk has been pre-bleached to a white shade to make custom dying easier. Tussah takes dye beautifully. It's loved by both
spinners and needle felters for its softness and luster and its a wonderful option for doll hair. I've used Tussah on several dolls and love the look
|click images to enlarge
|Tussah dyed with Jacquard Acid Dye - Turquoise. It took less than 60 seconds to
achieve this color using a pinch of dye powder in water. Like any silk, Tussah wants to
be slightly acidic, so it should be rinsed in a mild solution of vinegar to neutralize any
alkaline chemicals used in dyeing.
|Tussah Silk is mostly a straight fiber, fine, soft and shiny. It can be curled and styled in many different ways. It will come in a poly bag as
pictured below in the Viscose section. Each bag will contain a 9 inch length of silk.
2.75 per 9 inch length
|Black Pale Blonde Auburn Light Brown
|Viscose Doll Hair
When dying any of the fibers, rubberband one end of the fibers together tightly. This will keep it in one bundle and
provide something for you to hold on to.
If you leave your fibers loose in the dye bath, you will end up with a clump of fibers.
|Perfect for fairies, mermaids or miniatures. Viscose is a man-made
fiber made from bamboo pulp. You can have the freedom of styling it
any way you like. Leave it straight or pleated to form loose waves.
All of my Viscose Doll hair and Silk fibers come in a 3 x 5 inch baggie.
You get a generous amount of fiber, enough for several dolls.
Actual fibers range in length from 3- 4 inches and a hank is a portion
of the roving itself. Hanks are approximately 9 inches in length.
Click images for a larger view 2.75 per 9 inch hank
|Dark Brown Strawberry Silver Platinum
|Honey Blonde Ash Blonde Flaxen Blonde Warm White
|Add dimension and drama to a
hair style, just add some darker
shade of fiber.
Creating a frosted effect is
easy and blending colors can
give a more natural look to the
Mixing Angelina Fibers with
darker hair colors will add flash
|Dark Brown Viscose mixed
with Bronze Flash
|Pale Blonde Viscose mixed
with Honey Blonde Viscose
This fiber is super soft and the length is between 3-4 inches. Each portion is 5 x 5 in size,
that's 25 square inches.
Some portions may contain seams, but this does not affect the quality of the fibers.
Available in a variety of natural hair colors. The color is deep, all the way to the hide.
|Pale Blonde mixed with
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|Custom dyed Platinum White using
Silver Grey Jacquard Acid Dye.
|You can create your own custom colors using Jacquard Acid dyes. The acid refers to using
vinegar to set the color. The hide will shrink a bit, but it can be reshaped as it dries. This
shrinkage has no effect on the hair fibers.
|Some bags might have a bit more white since I sold only white before getting
colors. These are also limited in number, but will be updated as I cut off more ends.
Each bag has a minimum weight of 2 ounces. I know, doesn't sound like a lot, but
that bag is 9 x 12 and you can see how much is in there. Enough to do a lot of dolls.
It's the equivalent of three 5x5 pieces. Click image to see front and back
16.95 per bag
|Bright White Beige Blonde Buttercream Blonde
|Auburn Light Auburn
|Chocolate Brown Jet Black Ice Grey
|Image colors may appear different due to differences in computer monitors. These
images were photographed using natural daylight
Each Tibetan plate has some rough edges...it
can't be avoided. I only use sections with the
edge if the fur on the edge is a consistent
length to the inner part of the piece.
If the fur isn't as long or the edge is ragged or
has too many seams, I cut it off and it
becomes a scrap.
The fur is perfectly ok, but these pieces can be
1 inch to 3 inches wide by 5 inches in length,
sometimes longer, sometimes shorter.
The Tibetan Succotash will have at least 4 - 5
colors and the fur will range between 2 - 3
inches in length.
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