It took a while but the head is securely on now. I will decide later whether to couch a thread around the edge of the head. I stitched tiny stitches along one side of the eye hole to keep the fabric snug to the underlying canvas. I will wait to see if I need to continue once I attach the long strip of ribbon floss above the eye to make the black streak painted there.
Once the eye is finished, I will embroider on top of the Ultrasuede. I am thinking a scattering of motifs as I sketched out, not covering the fabric with a lot of embroidery. We'll see how that works out tonight!
So far the hardest part has been cutting a smooth eye hole to allow the stitches and bead of the eye to show through.
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