It was a little bit difficult to find a matching hairstyle for the angel without frills.
The design measures about 6.5 cm X 10 cm. It was stitched on Weddigen linen with a 13.5/cm thread count.
The simple shapes are quick and easy to fill.
The wings were filled with Diagonal Cross Filling stitch (Basic Principles of Schwalm Whitework and Lesson #2), worked in a grid cut 1, leave 3.
The dress was filled with Tulips – staggered (Limetrosen I), worked in a grid cut 1, leave 3 vertically and cut 1, leave 5 horizontally. This pattern emphasizes the clarity of the shape.
For the hair strands of coton à broder No. 16 were drawn to the front along the outline.
Such strands can be styled differently – out to the sides,
up to the top, styled with a knot or a ponytail.
I chose long “hair” falling down and a fringe (North America: bangs). I basted the fringe in place with short Back stitches near the outline. The face was embroidered after finishing the hairstyle.
My finished piece was stretched in an old embroidery hoop for hanging.
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