Viscose dresses for Heidi Ott lady dolls

To create a new dress for Heidi Ott lady I used Viscose thread. I want to give you some information about this thread.

            VISCOSE – artificial fiber, which is produced from wood (it is a reduced cellulose), that is, the composition of viscose is very close to the composition of natural plant fibers. Sometimes it is called “wood silk”. Viscose is the first artificial fiber obtained by a person at the end of the NINETEENTH century (invented by a French scientist Gilera de Chardonnay in 1884.), but still retains its importance and is the most common.

Embroidery lovers will recognize such threads. They are usually used for hand and machine embroidery.
For me, it’s surprisingly awesome stuff to create doll dresses.

Most often I crochet these threads doll clothes for the smallest dolls from the dollhouse.
But now I thought that I could use these threads for knitting. And here is the beginning of a new collection been paved.
Three outfits of different colors made the first show.

The main qualities of viscose, which have become important for the creation of doll dresses:

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– Knitted fabric from viscose is very pleasant to the touch.

– Viscose fabric is hygroscopic and breathable.

– High color intensity allows you to create products of bright colors.
                                                    – Viscose fiber is lighter than cotton or wool.
– It should also be noted that viscose does not accumulate static electricity, which means that there will be no unpleasant cod and tingling effects on your skin.

– Viscose tolerates light, long wiped off, but creases easily and swells up from the water.

Washing viscose dresses.

When washing items made of viscose require very careful care. When soaking, you may be frightened by the change of the canvas, it seems to swell and become durable. But after complete drying, you will not recognize the knitted fabric. It will be soft and surprisingly weightless. Washing is best done by hand.

For holiday doll dresses this is the best material!

Fair Isle sweater for Heidi Ott lady doll

Fair Isle Knitting occupies a special place Among the many traditional techniques in knitting jacquard ( multi-color ornaments)
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Following the rules of knitting in the technique of Fair Isle, I knitted a new sweater for Heidi Ott lady doll. I hope you will like it. And a little story about this knitting technique I would like to tell you.

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Hand Knit sweater Fair Isle for Heidi Ott doll

Often the term “fair isle” is applied to sweaters with patterns. This approach is not quite correct: it is worth remembering about the other types of knitting in the technique of jacquard and understands that not every jacquard pattern necessarily fair isle.

Actually, fair isle is not so much a pattern as a knitting technique, which appeared on the Scottish island of Fair Isle and got its name. As the island itself is only one part of the Shetland group, so the fair isle technique is just one of many traditional Shetland techniques. The classic colors-a shade of red called “alizarin”, Indigo and pale yellow. However, immediately be distinguished from other fair isle techniques can unless Shetland masters.

THE UNWRITTEN RULES OF FAIR ISLE INVOLVES KNITTING IN A CIRCLE                               AND A LIMITED NUMBER OF COLORS

In the technique of knitting Fair Isle, there are several rules-
– 1 –
Patterns are located on the product strips of different widths. There are narrow strips, 3-row, wide reach 20 and more rows.

– 2 –

Pattern color and background-in one row only two colors. They can change each row, but only two in a row.

– 3 –

Not to do on the underside too long broaches. A maximum of 7 loops. Maximum!

– 4 –

Try to avoid vertical lines. The reason is the worst elasticity of knitted fabric.

The first four rules definitely help the knitter’s easy memorizing the pattern of the ornament and significantly speed up the knitting.

– 5 –

The transition of colors in the pattern from dark to light and from light to dark.
This rule, along with the traditional yarn colors, which are traditionally controlled in the Faroese knitting, help and teach to combine colors harmoniously.

The first recorded evidence of Shetland knitting dates back to the 16th century. During the 17th it had spread throughout the Islands, and in 18-m has become the main fishery on the island.
The earliest Museum exhibits date back to 1850.  In the early 20th century, Fair Isle knitting was just a souvenir that travelers brought home with them.

However, 25 years later it became Royal and gained cult status at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. It began to dominate and soon the words “Shetland knitting” and “Fair Isle” became synonyms.
The craft experienced a real boom. Then there was a period of weakening interest, but now this amazing and folk technique is experiencing a rebirth.
In my opinion, hand knitting in a jacquard technique will never go out of fashion.

Heidi Ott dolls – Black and White combination

After a riot of colors in dresses for lady doll by Heidi Ott,  I thought about almost eternal!

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Colorful dresses to Heidi Ott dolls
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Knitted dress to Heidi Ott dolls

Black and white are two opposites. But often they are found in one set. And we suddenly find ourselves in a black and white movie.

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White sweater to Heidi Ott lady doll

Despite the abundance of ideas in fashionable color combinations and a large number of multi-colored yarn for their implementation, the set of clothes in the style of “black bottom and white top” won. And now she’s my favorite Lady is already showing a set of winter.

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Dollhouse clothes for winter days

Pants classic conservative cut. White sweater smooth knit and fit to the skirt of any color.
I already wrote in one of the posts, all the sets of clothes that I create for dolls, have a great opportunity to combine.

If you are the proud owner of one of my hand-knitted sets of doll clothes for Heidi Ott lady, this black and white set does not violate the harmony of already created doll wardrobes.


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As you know, black color in clothes is often used to impart rigor and elegance. And the doll, too, will be elegant and simple!<img src="heidiottdolls.jpg" alt="heidi ott lady doll creativhook clothes">

Dresses for dolls and a set of doll clothes you can buy in my stores.