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neko_kawaii
June 1st, 2020, 10:16 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yoj7-GQdDc

Use a tapestry needle (blunt) and ribbon* to attach a braid against the scalp. *Ribbon, yarn, cord, etc.

What will you do with this technique?

jane_marie
June 1st, 2020, 10:23 AM
Oh yes! I have been meaning to do this with my Frida Braids! Now I basically have to do it.

AmaryllisRed
June 1st, 2020, 08:09 PM
Yes!!! Looking forward to this! Love Loepsie.

Mariekeeee14
June 2nd, 2020, 02:36 AM
I was JUST playing with that yesterday! I don't like pinning milkmaid braids (Loepsie did a video on those like yesterday or the day before that), so I was sowing them down (wasn't working out, still working on my skills). I will nail this and I will show y'all :D

TatsuOni
June 2nd, 2020, 08:59 AM
It's a very comfortable style :)

https://cdn1.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/mobiluppladdning_5ebbfcf7e087c30420f0ad40.jpg

https://cdn2.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/mobiluppladdning_5ebbfcf92a6b2205abeefdfc.jpg

Feral_
June 2nd, 2020, 09:29 AM
It's a very comfortable style :)

https://cdn1.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/mobiluppladdning_5ebbfcf7e087c30420f0ad40.jpg

https://cdn2.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/mobiluppladdning_5ebbfcf92a6b2205abeefdfc.jpg

Wow yours looks better than the video, I love the teal colour on your dark hair too! :blossom:

TatsuOni
June 3rd, 2020, 09:15 AM
Wow yours looks better than the video, I love the teal colour on your dark hair too! :blossom:

Thank you! :flower:

AmaryllisRed
June 3rd, 2020, 09:34 AM
Gah! Couldn't get it to work today.
I think the problem is, I usually do lots of pins before I tape it down. I watched the video and thought maybe I could do it with only two pins. It sagged too much while I was taping.

AmberJewel
June 8th, 2020, 07:42 PM
I have trouble spacing the stitches. One side will have a few, nicely spaced ones; while the other side looks like they're having a party without my permission. I guess this is as good a time as any to practice!

Mariekeeee14
June 9th, 2020, 03:53 AM
I have trouble spacing the stitches. One side will have a few, nicely spaced ones; while the other side looks like they're having a party without my permission. I guess this is as good a time as any to practice!

I have exactly the same problem! Fighting against gravity is tough

AmaryllisRed
June 10th, 2020, 09:23 PM
Grrrrr.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=41642&d=1591845360
Okay. Here's the situation. ;)
I am terrible at sewing, and this is basically sewing.
As with sewing, I can never figure out if the needle is supposed to be in the middle of the thread/ribbon/yarn, or at one end with just enough going through the eye that it doesn't come out of the needle altogether.
So I start with enough yarn/thread/ribbon to get all the way around if I don't double it, then I double it and run out of length. Then I have to try to yank one of the ends through my braided, sewn hair.
I need to actually watch videos instead of just looking at pictures and saying yeah yeah yeah I get it.

ETA: Despite messing it up, it still held through a workout.

AmaryllisRed
June 28th, 2020, 09:44 PM
I did it!
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=41822&d=1593401798

Note to self: Actually watch a video instead of distractedly skipping through, saying, "Yeah, yeah, I can do this."
I did a single English braid wrapped around. I watched Torrin's video, which turned out to be very helpful with the sewing part even though I did the braiding differently. I used three arm-lengths of yarn. It looks wonky on the heavy side since the tail fell out and I went and did more sewing on that side, came back down, and tied off.
Also, I put the yarn through the braid towards the end instead of just around it. That idea occurred to me halfway through taping. Was I supposed to be putting it *through* the braid all along?

Most of these ramblings are for me, for next time I try to figure out how I got hair taping to work that one time... But if it helps anyone else, bonus. ;)

TatsuOni
June 29th, 2020, 08:42 AM
I did it!


Note to self: Actually watch a video instead of distractedly skipping through, saying, "Yeah, yeah, I can do this."
I did a single English braid wrapped around. I watched Torrin's video, which turned out to be very helpful with the sewing part even though I did the braiding differently. I used three arm-lengths of yarn. It looks wonky on the heavy side since the tail fell out and I went and did more sewing on that side, came back down, and tied off.
Also, I put the yarn through the braid towards the end instead of just around it. That idea occurred to me halfway through taping. Was I supposed to be putting it *through* the braid all along?

Most of these ramblings are for me, for next time I try to figure out how I got hair taping to work that one time... But if it helps anyone else, bonus. ;)

Looks nice! :)

I tape around the braid. I've actually never watched a hair taping video, so I don't know if others do it different :p

AmaryllisRed
June 30th, 2020, 10:08 AM
Thanks, Tatsu! Yours always look perfect!
It's hard for me to tell from videos, but I'm thinking people are mostly taping around, not through.