You can spin, you can stack, you can combine techniques.
Spinning- I like to work on a bare shank. take a pencil sized clump, brush out the guard hairs, hold it in place the thread starting at the beginning fo the bare shank. Two loose wraps, catching under fingers holding the hair in place, then tighten upwards. Gently to start, then as it comes tight, wrap snuggly a couple times as you release the hair, then wiggle wrap forward through a couple times to the bare shank, then a couple tight wraps to lock it. Snug it back, then repeat to build the length head/body you want. On muddlers for skating, I like it loose and buggy, not tightly packed, and usually get it with one clump.
Stacking- I like a thread base, nice and even. Pick your bottom color hair, comb out the guard hairs, then hold it beneath the hook at your starting point. Two loose wraps, beneath the loosely held fingers gripping the hair. Tighten upwards, WHILE HOLDING THE HAIR IN PLACE. Don't let it spin. Repete with smaller clumps on each side, then a larger clump on top, depending on how intricate your pattern is. You can ad spots- like the fancy Canadian tier above- with smaller clumps. Don't over wrap any clump, as your keeping your wraps in one place. 2/3 wraps for each color, then a couple more to lock it all in place, then wiggle wrap forward and a couple wraps to lock it in. Repeat.
Combine- Do both. Ha.
I rarely use only one color preferring to lay combinations together, and letting them blend when wrapping. I also rarely even the tips with a stacker, as I like a more flowing look.
You can trim with scissors or razor or lighter. Your reslults will very til you get the hang o fit.
After you get it all trimmed and looking good, steam it and find out how much more trimming you need to do.
Final pro-tip. Wipe the hair down with a dryer sheet before you start. I'm more allergic to dear hair than anything else, and if I forget this step, I won't be able to see by the end of the first wrap. The hollow hair build static electricity and clings to you, and sneezing and eye-watering commence.
Last edited by SLSS; 10-03-2019 at 01:28 AM.