It’s All About Wig Making: Glossary
This web page is below development – I shall be slowly adding terms as and once they crop up.
Foundation – the wig cap/base onto which hair is ventilated.
Foundation material – the fabric, which is normally a type of web (bobbinet/tulle), used to make the wig basis (cap/base) onto which the hair is ventilated (knotted).
Galloon – a kind of fabric tape that is used to make the sting, and typically elements of the middle, of a wig foundation. It provides construction to the wig. Lace or different foundation material is sewn to the galloon. N.B. you don’t want to make use of galloon in a full lace wig.
Lace – a kind of basis material (see that time period) normally made with hexagonal holes. It is available in various varieties (known by many various names). Variations relate to strength (sturdiness) of the material, fineness (how visible it is against the skin), the dimensions of the holes, color/shades and many others.
Needle holder – A ventilating needle has to be inserted into a needle holder. The needle holder provides a handle for the wig maker to hold so that they can use the needle. Holders could be manufactured from plastic, brass or wooden.
Tulle – A kind of wig internet that usually has fairly large dimension holes. It may be made from cotton or from man-made fibres. The cotton vesion don a wig is less hard sporting than the man-made fibre version. Tulle is good to be used at the again and sides of a wig, and is especially helpful when you want to sew wefts onto a wig at the again/sides because it is difficult carrying so can support the weight of a lot of wefts and the holes are big enough to simply get a sewing needle by. It is mostly not suited to use on the crown/vertex area because the holes are too big to cover easily.
Ventilate – to knot hair to a lace, net, tulle or other basis material.
Ventilating needle – that is the needle which the wig mker makes use of to knot (ventilate) hair right into a wig or hairpiece. There are different types of needles. Usually individuals use either a German or Korean needle. German needles are larger. Korean needles are smaller. There are also needles for ventilating into different supplies corresponding to skinny-skin.