I always have problems stitching hair. It constantly baffles me and tests the boundaries of my creativity. Throughout this post, you’ll see some the pieces I’ve done with hair.
But on this post, you’ll find several great ideas, done in free embroidery.
Here are some of the techniques I like for hair.
French Knots are my favorite for curly hair. If you don’t want the “poodle perm” look, stitch first with a thinner than normal thread. Then do French Knots over. This means you don’t have to pack in the knots and can make them looser.
Encroached Gobelin I love this oblique Gobelin stitch for wavy hair. You can make it different lengths. A diagram for one variation of this stitch is below.
Side-by-side Couching You may have done couching in a single line, but did you know that you can make parallel lines of couching to create straight or wavy hair? Just be sure not to make the couching stitches next to each other and to use matching couched and couching threads.
Please note: The canvases in this post are from classes or stitch guides designed by me. Please contact me for details if you are interested in any of them