Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Supporting a Knit Doll's Neck

In my design process I searched various web sites looking for a way to support MaryJayne's neck.  Without support her head just flops right over with the weight of her hair.  Some web sites suggested elaborate metal spines.  I found the most practical option to be a Q-tip.  Yes, a Q-tip.  Take a Q-tip, wrap it in light colored fabric to the width of the neck.  After you stuff the head, insert the Q-tip and fabric support...stuff the body and you have a supported head that will stay upright.  I did find that stuffing the head, inserting the support and then stuffing around the support a bit was helpful.  Hope that helps when you get ready to make your MaryJayne.  More doll tips to come...stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. You learn something new every day. I would never have thought of that.