Friday, April 3, 2009
Dressing angel hair
Having finally procured the threads I needed to finish the back of my Heart Angel, I was able to finish her wings and skirt.
Her hair was finished in a four-step process, using a single strand of Silk & Ivory. First I worked the crown in long stitches; the strands pulled to the center were then stitched in braided knitting. The waves below these strands were again worked in long stitches, with the cascade of curls finally added with French knots.
With both front and back now done, I'll have to decide whether she'll be finished as an ornament, like my little For the Cure guardian angels, or as a tree-topper/stand-up, the way Sue Dulle finished her guardian angel canvas.