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Topic: Underwater Applique!  (Read 3384 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2013 08:07:18 PM »

Woweeeeee! This is so incredible in detail and effort.

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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2013 06:34:06 AM »

This is really gorgeous!

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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2013 03:18:36 PM »

can you elaborate on the making of her hair?
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2013 04:26:52 AM »

thank you for all your kind comments, I really enjoyed this piece (for the most part)


the hair is made up of stranded cotton and rayon thread (all I had) and stitched down in bundles of three.  I started just near the neck and worked my way up to the top of the head, as I worked up I started to add in light shades of thread to give her highlights!  

You start by working out how long you want the hair to be and then double it and add a bit extra.  You fold the thread in half and stitch it down in the fold then add a holding stitch over the top of the thread as close to the fold as you can so that it can't be seen, you can use this to determine the direction you want the hair to lay.  Don't smoosh all of the bundles of thread too close together as the hair will end up too bulky.  When you are done adding the hair, you can trim it if it was real hair.  Be careful with tidying up the cut off ends - in this instance I actually "waxed" her legs and surrounding area to get rid of all the fluff.  And yes it did feel a little bizarre to do that!

« Last Edit: March 19, 2013 01:10:29 PM by Vicelikeplague » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2013 01:59:59 PM »

thanks for the tips! that's really amazing.
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2013 03:45:40 PM »

OH. MY. GOD. Beautiful! Gorgeous!

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