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LillyPilly
@LillyPilly
01/14/11 04:40:16PM
16 posts

Crochet or Knit Tam Patterns


General Questions

Hi. I've looked on this site for a thread about patterns for tams. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but I can't get the search function to work. It just keeps loading without results. Might be my internet browser?

I'd like to have a go at making a tam for myself this summer but can't find the pattern. Does anyone have any links for a tam pattern they would be willing to pass on for me to have a go at making one for myself as a project?

Thanks


updated by @LillyPilly: 01/13/15 08:53:42PM
LillyPilly
@LillyPilly
01/14/11 01:30:33AM
16 posts

What method do you think this lovely lady used???


Dreadlock Picture Gallery

I don't think they are real dreads. I think they are twisted pieces of her hair set with a blow dryer or hair straightener and then hairspray.

I remember seeing her picture on a page that had instructions on how to create fake dreads for a night out.

LillyPilly
@LillyPilly
01/11/11 03:50:43PM
16 posts

What Made you decide to dread?


General Talk

Been dreading for about 2 months now.I've always done what I was supposed to do, what I've been told to do and not to disappoint anyone such as parents and employers. Going through Saturn Return at the moment, I've realised that pleasing everyone has made me a very sad person because I am the image for everyone else and I don't have an image for myself.Dreading has given me a special identity and I have been extremely fortunate to have a supportive partner who has supported me all the way in this. He even helped with the sectioning! My friends all think my hair is ace too.
LillyPilly
@LillyPilly
11/27/10 01:50:45AM
16 posts

A compliment for me "Your dreads look awesome!!"


General Talk

Just thought I'd share this because it made me feel great.I've been making the transition from plain corporate chick, to "corporate dready chick" over the past month or so. I have struggled with finding my true self and feeling like I am some sort of a fake because I've added beads and a headband to my look.This has aroused curiosity at work with people checking them out. It's been a mixed bag of reactions, but the majority of people really like them with one colleague telling me on Friday that they look "awesome" and another, after having a feel saying "they feel so soft and light".I am so glad I didn't go down the waxing route. Being told they were soft and light and looking awesome made me feel so proud and happy. Soft dreads, light dreads, rather than icky sticky dreads that gloop up my hands every time I touch them, no thanks!.
updated by @LillyPilly: 01/13/15 08:50:38PM
LillyPilly
@LillyPilly
11/23/10 05:57:01AM
16 posts

I am in the process of getting dreadlocks. Why do I feel like a fake?


General Talk

What a nice group of replies for my first post! Thank you so much for your encouragement and kind words.I made two nice peyote sleeves today to put in my hair and they feel great. New beading technique too. I'd seen this type of beading at the markets etc and have seen it done on a loom but not in this style with the sewing needle. I'm enjoying them also because I made them :-) I enjoy making nice things, such as bags, hair ties, pencil cases and library bags.My dreads are coming along nicely now with a salt water spray every now and then. Does it matter whether I drench them or will a light spray on the outside do?
LillyPilly
@LillyPilly
11/22/10 03:54:25AM
16 posts

I am in the process of getting dreadlocks. Why do I feel like a fake?


General Talk

I'm going through some major life changes and rediscovering my true self after having suppressed the real me for so long due to needing to be "very corporate" in my employment.Since then I have switched jobs and now work in a very laid back, but still corporate environment.I've begun the process of my dreadlocks, have put some thread around a few and some beads too. I'm holding them back with a nice headband I made myself. All classic dreadlock accessories. However, what else am I going to decorate them with except for beads, threads and shells, and what else will I hold back the straggly bits with, but a nice headband? lol.I feel that even though I've been really happy and comfortable with my hair this way (actually more happy than I have been in years), I can't help but feel that I've gone from being a neat, tidy corporate chick, to a dreadlock chick, complete with beads and thread. All this over the space of a few months though, not overnight.Does this make sense to anyone? Sorry, I'm not explaining myself very well.
updated by @LillyPilly: 02/14/15 04:36:29AM
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