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Day 99 – Stumpwork Head September 27th, 2006

Stumpwork Head

The Stumpwork Face is made like soft sculpture dolls…I made a padded oval shape and then I used tiny stitches, pulled tightly, to shape the face…The eyes are a blue french knot and brown straight stitches, the mouth is red back stitch with paint to add extra shading.

I used strands of my own hair, including a few of the grey ones, to finish the head…I had strands about 20″ long, I used a short quilting needle, doubled the hair and tied the ends…I started each strand on the front near the bottom and edges so that there is some hair ends in the finished piece, I came up very near where I went down…the stitches on the back are tiny so as to waste the least amount of the hair …the stitches on the front are quite long but they sort of criss cross each other holding each other in place and helping to build up the thickness…I finished each strand with a quilters knot with the tails on the front…

6 Responses to “Day 99 – Stumpwork Head”

  1. Jo in NZ Says:

    Well, isn’t she just captivating! I love the hair, that must of taken f.o.r.e.v.e.r. to do. It looks fabulous.

  2. LinMoon Says:

    She is so wonderful! I admire your tenacity to stitch with human hair! We are talking very very fine. I just love the effect of the hair on the front – it looks so real (I know, it IS). This is fascinating. You did such a great job on the face – it’s very natural looking.

  3. Suzanne Says:

    Love your stuff, Web design pages.
    Show us more!!

  4. Suzanne Says:

    Meant to also tell you that I am sure you could do Human hair transplnt!!
    just a thought, beautiful work.

  5. Terri Takacs Says:

    This is just STUNNING!!!! I love it ~ the hair just blow’s me away!!!! Happy Spring ~ Terri

  6. Garden Lily Says:

    How gorgeous! I love the spunky expression, and the hair is amazing. Great work!

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