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By Lady Faoiltighearna inghean mhic Ghuaire
Copyright © 1999 Margo Farnsworth
- Pull hair back into a ponytail. This should be centered on the back of the head. Affix with hair elastic (not
period, but it really helps!). Tie ribbon around base of ponytail, hiding the elastic.
- Twist the hair to help it stay together (you can even make a rope like the ends on Variation 1) and wrap it
around the head. Clipping it to hold it in place in a few spots is a good idea. Start sewing it down to the
head, running the needle under the hair, against the scalp. Continue around the head until you reach the
end of the hair and tie securely to itself. If hair is long enough that you start coming around a second time,
on each stitch run the needle through the ribbon holding the first round on, this helps hold it together.