Monday, June 1, 2015

Metallic Hair

Mary Corbet mentioned this blog in her daily posting this week. I had no idea one could make good hair in gold work!  Charlotte is testing various techniques for creating people in needlework and is using what appears to be long and short stitches in silk for the face.
https://hangingbyathreadembroidery.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/golden-haired-girls/

Here is Charlotte's previous tests.  The face is the same but the hair appears to be split stitch over padding of some sort.  She used stranded cotton floss this time.
https://hangingbyathreadembroidery.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/stitched-portrait-practice/

For more information about Charlotte's gold work padding and hair, read these two articles.  British gold work is really really REALLY dimensional, which photographs don't convey.  You have to see gold work in person to appreciate the 3-D effect fully, but I think gold work hair would be spectacular.
https://hangingbyathreadembroidery.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/you-raise-me-up-felt-padded-embroidery/

https://hangingbyathreadembroidery.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/you-raise-me-up-goldwork-couching-2/

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