Saturday, September 19, 2015

Miko's Face

Several years back I stitched Leigh Designs's Fash Insert "Miko" which is a portrait of a geisha sized to fit in those Leigh tote bags.  Here is the entire design for those interested in seeing the whole thing.
http://www.leighdesigns.com/Sgl7616.html

Her face, eyes and lips are done in the most common way we choose to stitch faces--tent stitches for the skin and eyes and mouth.  There are lots of things to consider in going this traditional route, however--things like what type thread and technical issues like perfecting your stitches so they don't distract from the emotion on the face.  The two links below summarize Miko very well I think.
http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com/2011/09/perfecting-mikos-face.html

http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com/2011/09/mikos-lips.html


Leigh Designs' Miko 7616
Here is Miko finished for your viewing pleasure.  She's a totally traditionally stitched face, so next time I'll talk about using stitches other than tent for a face.

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