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<p>I am having the same problem as the poster in this thread:</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/800963/shape-of-doll-head">http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/800963/shape-of-doll-head</a></p>
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<p>My husband even helped me and we tried multiple methods to get the thread really tight. Tried Joy's suggested method of putting your knee down. Nope. Tried a method where my husband pulled it extra tight with twine first without tying it off and then I immediately followed in with my thread and tied the indent off.</p>
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<p>So I slip the fabric over it and the indents disappear. Like almost entirely not noticeable disappear. What the hay?</p>
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<p><strong>What technique do you use to get the string tight enough?</strong></p>
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<p>To get a firm head, I used the technique that EVLowi described in this thread, but maybe I took it too far.</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/648697/need-help-with-doll-head">http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/648697/need-help-with-doll-head</a></p>
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<p>The head I did feels as firm as the doll heads of the Waldorf dolls sold at a local store.</p>
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<p>Thank you!</p>
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<p>P.S. I'm due with another baby in less than 2 weeks and have it in my head that the baby won't come until this project is done. Therefore, would love advice soon because I want to meet this baby...SOON ;) . Plus, I really want this doll to be the "new baby gift" for my daughter and give it to her when she visits at the hospital.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>c'est moi</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1291821/is-there-such-a-thing-as-too-firm-a-doll-head#post_16189640"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I am having the same problem as the poster in this thread:</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/800963/shape-of-doll-head">http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/800963/shape-of-doll-head</a></p>
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<p>My husband even helped me and we tried multiple methods to get the thread really tight. Tried Joy's suggested method of putting your knee down. Nope. Tried a method where my husband pulled it extra tight with twine first without tying it off and then I immediately followed in with my thread and tied the indent off.</p>
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<p>So I slip the fabric over it and the indents disappear. Like almost entirely not noticeable disappear. What the hay?</p>
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<p><strong>What technique do you use to get the string tight enough?</strong></p>
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<p>To get a firm head, I used the technique that EVLowi described in this thread, but maybe I took it too far.</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/648697/need-help-with-doll-head">http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/648697/need-help-with-doll-head</a></p>
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<p>The head I did feels as firm as the doll heads of the Waldorf dolls sold at a local store.</p>
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<p>Thank you!</p>
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<p>P.S. I'm due with another baby in less than 2 weeks and have it in my head that the baby won't come until this project is done. Therefore, would love advice soon because I want to meet this baby...SOON ;) . Plus, I really want this doll to be the "new baby gift" for my daughter and give it to her when she visits at the hospital.</p>
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lol! Glad I checked in this morning!</p>
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<p>I don't believe you can roll the head too hard. Here are a few tips to getting a good eye line indent-</p>
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<p>#1- Wear gloves when you tie the heads. I have even used athletic foam sticky tape on my fingers where the string line cuts into my hands.</p>
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<p>#2- At the point where you are finished rolling the ball and ready to cover with the wool batt sheet that becomes the neck, make sure you have a thick enough piece of it. </p>
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<p>#3- When you are doing the head covering- before you tie off the neck for the last time but after you have secured top and bottom of the skin covering knit, pull a small bit of knit up to the top of the head and don't pull your skin knit too tight while you are fitting it.</p>
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<p>HTH and best wishes for  ELV and on your doll. </p>
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<p>thanks for your quick reply! i'm trying to get myself in baby having ready status in time for the full moon on Wednesday ;) .</p>
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<p>i took the head to my local waldorf store and the lady helped me. so even though i was given a floss like material to use when doing this, they recommended something else. maybe i wasn't supposed to use the floss for this step. they said crafter's thread and since i didn't have anything else in my weir kit, i assumed that was it.</p>
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<p>as to your point number 2, i think you're onto something. it probably should have been thicker, but i was worried my head was getting to big as it was. i barely got the doll head skin over!</p>
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<p><strong>as to point number 3,</strong> maybe it's because i'm not that far yet, but that doesn't make sense to me. as in not that it's a bad idea, but more that i don't know what you're referring to. i will keep it in mind as i keep reading through the instructions.</p>
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<p>P.S. So far I'm not a fan of Joy's pattern.</p>
 
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