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    Secretly a Bald Dude AmaryllisRed's Avatar
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    Default Re: June 2020: Hair Taping

    Grrrrr.

    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.
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    Secretly a Bald Dude AmaryllisRed's Avatar
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    Default Re: June 2020: Hair Taping

    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.
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    I have Houdini-hair TatsuOni's Avatar
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    Default Re: June 2020: Hair Taping

    Quote Originally Posted by AmaryllisRed View Post
    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


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    Secretly a Bald Dude AmaryllisRed's Avatar
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    Default Re: June 2020: Hair Taping

    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.
    Hair is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
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