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August 12, 2008

Project of the Month – Mohair Blythe

Filed under: Blythe Diary, My Little Customization Tips — Tags: , — theblythemummy @ 5:52 am

I have decided. My Project Blythe this month will be a mohair doll. I was contemplating putting my STA (Silky) up for adoption since I barely play with it. Deep down, I also know the real reason behind that. The reason is her glaring scalp line and it is my fault too. I had failed to remove her scalp properly the first time and it had resulted in mangled or none existent flange. Never EVER attempt customization when feeling down and out!

I was putting her up for adoption on TIB when it suddenly hit me that I do not have a Mohair Blythe. I stopped typing. I do like STA. I think she’s a very classy, elegant chick, albeit the original Mumsy hair that she came with and my failed attempt at giving her luscious locks. What if, just what if… I give her another new look. She could be my first mohair baby. 

My search for mohair started. The Bountiful Baby site scared the shit out of me and I had to get out  of that site as soon as I can without buying anything. I did not want wefted mohair from Coolcat, besides the hair looks like a mess and the colors looked unimaginative. I spent the last two hours researching on Mohair and found that 1) bad news is that there are not many sites that sells nice dyed mohair that ships overseas and 2) good news is that shearing months are in August (yipee!) which means there will be lots of mohair to go about soon.

I have emailed 2 sellers who looked like they might be willing to dye the hair for you at reasonable prices. Now I am just playing the waiting game. I will come back with more information on this site once I have found my source. 

Wish me good luck!

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4 Comments »

  1. Hey, I have a really good mohair site that has the most lush and long mohair! It’s a little pricey, but I’ve bought from a couple of sources (many I haven’t used) and this stuff is the best.

    It comes dyed in natural colours but I’ve found that I could dye it really easily myself with some acid dyes (they colour really holds). The mohair also doesn’t matte too easily. I’ve soaked it in hot water, cold water, you name it, it’s still soft and gorgeous…plus I’ve found that I can actually wash it with shampoo & conditioner! It’s the stuff that the HLG folks used to use ^^

    http://www.mohairbydebbie.com/

    Comment by Myra — August 12, 2008 @ 6:07 am

  2. Thanks Myra! I just went to look at it, They do look really soft but they are pricey indeed! I have never dyed anything before and am not sure if I am going to manage or for that matter, destroy my clothes while I am at it! Thanks for this link anyway. I was hoping to be able to have a list of sites compiled here for future reference.

    Comment by theblythemummy — August 12, 2008 @ 6:18 am

  3. You’re welcome~

    As a side note, acid dyes wash out fairly well if you get the proper soap. They also stay in the mohair better than RIT dyes (which can get clumpy and fade with time). Technically they only stain protein fibres so they only work on mohair, wool and silk. I found the dying process was relatively safe (and stain-free). The acid was vinegar, and the only protection I had for myself was a pair of disposable gloves to not stain my nails. Heheh, just wanted to let you know that I hadn’t dyed anything before either, was totally apprehensive (horror stories of mohair felting!!), but found it to be a snap!

    Best of luck~

    Comment by Myra — August 13, 2008 @ 1:06 am

  4. Myra, you are an angel! You have me almost convinced! I will try out a dye job on my own if I don’t start getting replies soon. =)

    Comment by theblythemummy — August 13, 2008 @ 1:52 am


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