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Need help with a women's head.

Old 04-22-2011, 06:49 AM
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Hope someone has a suggestion. I am trying to make a wall hanging with a women in it.( no pattern) How do I do the head? I tried sewing material around it, no good, and I do not want to applique it. Any suggestions?
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Would thread painting work? Or maybe a heavy line drawing using thread and your sewing machine?
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:05 AM
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Can you post a photo so we can help? Some of us are more visual and we might be able to better help by seeing it.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:49 AM
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Do a search on the internert for photo, women head, print it off in black and white so you can get a feel for the light dark and shaddows, shape etc. Reduce and enlarge to meet your needs( do be mindful of copy right issues) . Fisrt create the outine or shape , add pieces of fabric over the top using the photo/copy as a guide underneath. Use thread painting for the final detail and dimension.
I had a similiar issue trying to do hands... I found a site that had hands in all different postions.
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Good grief!!!
Seeing the title, I thought for sure this topic was from some guy wanting to understand his wife, LOL!!
Imagine my surprise :-o

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Old 04-22-2011, 06:17 PM
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I don't have a pic. I wanted to do a quilt with women in it (kind of like Sunbonnet Sue) . I can figure out the arms, legs , and clothing but how do you do the head? Hope someone can help.
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Annevc
I don't have a pic. I wanted to do a quilt with women in it (kind of like Sunbonnet Sue) . I can figure out the arms, legs , and clothing but how do you do the head? Hope someone can help.
Well, you could do like Sunbonnet Sue- hide the head!
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How about paper piecing or picture piecing (like Cynthia England does)?
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Originally Posted by Jan in VA
Good grief!!!
Seeing the title, I thought for sure this topic was from some guy wanting to understand his wife, LOL!!
Imagine my surprise :-o

Jan in VA
I thought the same thing LOL!
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