Thursday, September 17, 2015

Help Stitching Hair

Almost every needlepoint face is framed by hair--straight, curly, wavy, spiky, wild, or controlled.  So how do you stitch hair?  Let's ask the experts.  Here's a compilation of hair resources in various books, blogs, and videos.
http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com/2011/05/hair-resources.html

Many folks have posted about how their created the specific hairstyle on their current project.  Maybe your hair puzzle can be solved by getting their help.  Want to try a wigmaker's knot?  Colleen has step-by-step instructions.
http://www.stitchinginthetexashillcountry.com/the_needle_works/2013/09/share-a-stitch-sunday-september-22.html

How about really really REALLY curly hair?  Sandy shows how easy it is to create.
http://sandyarthur.blogspot.com/2015/05/stumped-for-hairdo-here-is-recent.html

Do you need flowing but curly locks?  This stumpwork tutorial by Anna is a lot easier than you would think hearing the word "stumpwork."
http://annascottembroidery.blogspot.com/2014/06/curly-wild-hair.html

How about stylized wavy hair?  It's easier than you think if you use ideas from the great Amy Bunger like Steph did.
http://stephsstitching.blogspot.com/2014/08/straight-from-stephs-beauty-shop.html

Four years ago (My!  How time flies!) I posted about hair on Blog and asked folks for their ideas based on a series of portraits from A Collection of Designs.  Here is the collective wisdom of many stitches.  Make sure you read the Comments section below the main article.
http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com/2011/05/brainstorming-hair.html

Ok, now we have hair, eye and skin ideas.  Now let's talk about stitches for faces next.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright September 12, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

2 comments:

  1. I just wanted to say "thanks" for compiling all of these valuable tis in one place. Hair & fur are always a challenge for me.

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    1. You are welcome! Have fun with hair. It's always a fun challenge for me to find the perfect "do" for a needlepointed person.

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