Stitching hair videos
Every now-and-then, I record myself stitching stitch people's "realistic" hairstyles, as I know others who also do stitch people portraits really can struggle with visualising how to do them. I wanted to highlight some of those videos I've compiled to share them with you all once again!
Side swept, falling curls
A classic hairstyle that you can find a lot of brides -both new and old- have done for their big day, I wanted to share how easy it is to achieve this look.
There are a few things going on with this stitch, to create this look.
- Combining multiple coloured threads. I use a minimum of 2, but most of the time I use 3 different shades of a hair colour to create a look. The colour I want, a highlight and a lowlight. This gives the hair dimension and more realism.
- Satin stitches. For the pulled back parts, I use a simple satin stitch to show the hair's direction.
- French knots. Love them or hate them, they are super effective at creating curls or waves (depending on how loose you pull them). If you wanna do a style like this, you'll need to learn!
- Seed stitches. You can see on her left, under the ear, there is little 'wispy' bits of hair. These were important not only to replicate the hairstyle for this bride, but to also make sure she didn't have an undercut look!
But that's everything! Let me know your thoughts, if you try to replicate this or if you'd like a breakdown of other hairstyles I've stitched - I'd love to hear from you!