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.

7 comments:

Possibilities, Etc. said...

She is wonderful - what a hair-do! I wish she could just sit on a shelf and shout encouragement.

nlusk said...

That's a very imaginative choice of stitches/effects for the back of the hair. It looks great!
Nancy

Edy said...

Love her hair...wish I could fix my own to look as nice. She's beautiful. I really like stitching with Silk and Ivory...it is so versitile.

Front Range Stitcher said...

Very ingenious hairdo, I've never seen that done in stitching before, clever girl!

sudukc said...

She is great! I love her hair!

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Interesting hair you have done there, pretty cute :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

NCPat said...

Adding my "I love her hair!" Great way to finish this!