Its apt that last weekend my friend asked me to make dreads for her. I was going to spend the days felting angels from my lovely course, I have sent to me monthly by Marie at softartworld. Instead, I felted hair! Dreads are something I may do, they might just do me one day, considering my enthusiasm for hair brushing, I do love them so, the earthiness, the tangled wildness, the silhouette of a dreaded dancer in the moonlight!
The process started with hair division,
1 inch square separations, rubber banded, and then combed the wrong way, starting from the base and working upwards, add some bee’s wax, work it, roll it, abuse it. Done!
2 days later and that part was finished, rubber bands snipped and the maturation process began.
Dreads always look better after time I do say.
Making of dreads has much in common with what I have been crafting lately, such as choosing thick or thin yarn, /dreads and rubbing matting and teasing wool/hair.
My friend was pleased, and it took way longer than I expected!
|separating and banding|
|Rolling with Bees wax|