I got a Gertie ball the other week and tried my hand at felting a hollow doll body with it. Great fun! Now my questions is, I know some folks use balloons instead of the gertie balls. How well does this work? I want to make a bigger body but I don't want to buy every size gertie ball out there. I thought the balloons would be more economical in the long haul.
Next...getting htose arms, legs and head attached!
Joyce - I'm not even sure what a Gertie ball is so I won't be much help. I did see a tutorial for using a balloon online somewhere - it might have been on Craftster. So I know it's been done but I haven't personally tried it.
hi, I use both for vessels. I only have one size Gerti ball. They are firmer than balloons but balloons work great.
Ruth, a Gerti ball is one of the ball you can blow up and let down again. It comes with a straw and a plug.
I tried the baloon, but it broke despite that it was pubch balloon, which is a little sturdier. maybe, if you are very gentle, then it would work. Not for me! I think I will need to get more gertie sizes!
There is a great u tube video, history of one dress, worth watching, otherwise there is not much around, I have been experimenting for ages, hit and miss with some moderate success, raw edge textiles...