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3D Hair Embroidery: Two Different Ways to Add Flowing Hair to Your Art

Floor Giebels, Embroidery Artist

3D Hair Embroidery: Two Different Ways to Add Flowing Hair to Your Art

Floor Giebels, Embroidery Artist

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7 Lessons (22m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Yarn and fabric

    • 3. Making the hairpieces

    • 4. Attaching to wadding egg

    • 5. Rerooting

    • 6. Curling the hair

    • 7. Thank you

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About This Class

Learn how to create 3D hair embroidery in two different ways. 

In this class I will show you two different ways to add flowing hairstyles to your embroidery project. 

You will learn:

  • How to make hairpieces out of yarn
  • How to create a ombre effect to your hair
  • 3D effect with the use of a wadding egg
  • The rerooting technique where you punch the hair into the fabric

After this course students will be able to create realistic flowing hair that can be added to an embroidery piece or any other medium.

My class is for anyone who is interested in inovitave techniques in embroidery. While this is a beginner -level course, you will need a few special tools. You will find these listed in the project section

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Floor Giebels

Embroidery Artist


Hi, my name is Floor and I'm a Dutch embroidery artist living in The Netherlands.

Originally from a design background, I found my artistic freedom and expression through the more traditional art of embroidery. Entirely self-taught, I started my journey in 2016 and am continually learning new skills and applying them to my work. I also like to explore the boundaries of traditional hand embroidery by creating some pieces as mixed media, to contrast and compliment the thread itself. 

I have found that embroidery has led me to explore the textures present in the world around me - living on the coast, the beautiful beaches, scenery and animals constantly offer me inspiration for new projects. One of my favorite topics to explore in my pieces is the interplay b... See full profile

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1. Intro: in this class, I will show you two different ways to add flowing hair cells. Syrian border me projects. You will learn how to make hairpieces out of yarn, how to create an ombre effect to your hair treaty effect with the use off a wadding egg. And last the recruiting technique where you punched a hair into the fabric. After the scores, you will be able to create realistic flowing hair that could be added to the border peas or any other medium. This class is for anyone who's interested in innovative techniques in, um, ordinary. 2. Yarn and fabric: for this project, we're going to work with acrylic yarn. There are many other yarns are rules to choose from. For example, you can use, applicable or more horrible, you can see here in a project that I made that I use moher wool. And I think it's a great fiber if you want to use it for a dull but from body, it kind of looks like it's really hair, and I do want to avoid that. It looks like it got my own hair and that a major reason why we will use acrylic yarns is because it is cheap. If you look here in Amazon, you will find, um, like 22 yards for $9 which is a great price. I want to give some advice on the fabrics I use in this class. The first fabric that I use is DUP yon silk. It's stick fabric, and I like the way it looks. But it is expensive and not suitable for rooting methods. I prefer the wig method. It is perfect, but any fabric is suitable for the Wake Med. It's for the re routing method. It is best to have cotton fabric that is the easiest to get the re routing needle. True, 3. Making the hairpieces: in this part, we're going to make the yarn into hair. You can use anything to such the yarn. I use an embroider who, because that is what I have laying around. But he's anything that is heat resistance. Take a piece of yarn and hold the ends to create a loop that will keep the yarn into place . Then you take a string of yarn and untangled by twisting it. Now we have a nice piece of fluffy yarn to work with. Make sure you make enough because when we brush it out, a lots will come off for the brushing port. You will need a brush, and I highly recommend using a pet brush, gently tapping the yarn and hold the fibers in place. And, yes, unfortunately, you will lose a lots of yarn with brushing you can prevent has been making the strings of urine shorter. I purposely made the strings of urine too long so I can show you how to fix this problem later on. So this is what it looks like when it's all brushed out. Now it's time for us to add some color to create a really nice ombre effect, a quick way to add an ombre effect. Esteves pastels. The ones I use are from talents, and they were 11 year for 36 collars. Make sure you have a plastic back or something to collect chalk, because this will get messy for this video. I didn't use it, but I recommend using some glows. I'm going to use a dark a slightly darker shade in a yarn and press it down while moving down on the yarn. You can use a toothbrush or a paint brush to blend it in the yarn for a silky smooth look. I'm going to use a straightener. Make sure you said it between 150 100 sexy. If it's too hot, it will melt or look fried. Now go over slowly and pull back the yarn. Well, I'm doing this. I noticed that the hairs are breaking off. This is because I made it too long. Don't worry. Just got some scissors and cut it off. Just got a little bit off off the length so you have more grip out of fibers. Now you see that when it's brush, much less comes off. I'm also going to reduce some pastels and the trip to brush blending. - I'm going to redo it. I'm doing to redo the straightening part. He can see that goes much smoother and almost no hairs are coming off. For the next part, you will need a plastic surface, some scissors and mark Parche with a paintbrush. First, you dip your paintbrush in a mob patch and make a little line on your plastic surfers. Now go ahead and cut off a piece of yarn. Separate the yarn between your fingers and gently put it on the plastic and press on it. Which your fingers take your pain. Brunch with Mark Parch again and put a tin layer off mark parch on self. - No , Let it drive for about four hours. 4. Attaching to wadding egg: they're now dry and ready to be taking off. I'm going to show you three different ways to add hair to embroidery. And in this first part, I'm using a spunk cutting egg. But you can also use star from this will create a treaty effects. Or you can use your therapies on a different medium. I'm using an egg because it resembles the shape of the head. We're going to cut the egg in half, take a piece of hair and cut the axes mark botch from its up to make the hairpiece Niedere . I'm using multi clue clear. To attach the hair on the egg, use a little bit and press it onto the egg. You're going to repeat this process until you reached its up off the egg. You're just will probably look like this, and we need to hide him for a nice clean look. We're gonna do this, returning your egg arounds and glue hairpieces on the top That does not have so look good because you will not see it in the end. Now it's done. I'm not going to take my embroidered peace and I want it such to head on. You can see that I briefly had a different Agon it and removed it for this one. Put the clear glue in it again and press it down on the embroidery. You can see in the end that the hombre effects is very subtle. You could see how nice to hair blond sins, and you don't see the edges. The hair is now ready to sell it in any way you would like to. 5. Rerooting: I made an embroidered peas and left a hair section M c and his ready for the rebooting methods. I'm going to use dull hair. I bought the second hand and I can probably use it for around four pieces. If you search and etc. You can find loads of synthetic dole hair. It doesn't have to be awake, but pieces of hair is even better. I feel horrible cutting this really pretty wake apart. But it was four years and I mean, how can I resist the price? So I'm gonna take cut off a piece and gonna lay beside me, and I'm gonna use little strands of that for the reboot Sing. You're gonna take a little piece of hair. You just have to feel a little bit how much we'll shoot you to use for the tool. You wrap it around your finger really side and late Really flats on your finger. She can really like, slide it in the to I'm going to start with a little piece. So here you see the right way. The needle is long and then you can push it in. This is the wrong way. I made the needle size too short, and then you can see if it's too short a needle hair before. So what we're going to do is I wanted to make a piece from this side, so you can also see a little bit of the I a pro foul and we're gonna go all around at line that you see, so we're gonna place it really tied again around a finger. Yet it's a lot of items. I'm not really good. It's out of focus. Slide it in there and push it back. You have to wiggle a little bit, rig a little bit in the fabric that you find a right spot to push so he twists it a bit, and then you find a bank place to push. And when she get more comfortable with the tool, it's easier for you to get bigger strands of hair. We're going to go all the way round debt line off her head. Here, you see that? It went all the way over the head. I could see all the little branches and made it didn't take me that long. It's not something that takes a very long time. You can also do this with embroidery, tread or anything you would like to at his hair. But we also know want to do the hairline. That also depends on your design. How you wanna have it. But I wanna have a little less forehead. And I also want to finish her hair lying on the front here. You can also see that I made a mistake there and I went out. And it's easy also to get back in. Now it's almost finished. I'm just gonna add a couple of strands of hair on the front. Just gonna add a elastic band. It's one of those small a Lessig bends that you can use for braiding, and we're going to go to the back. This is what the back looks like. You made little loops. What we're not going to do is we're gonna cut that out, We're gonna cut them off. You probably see that I wasted a lot of hair. You could make the loops much smaller, but I wanted to do it for video that you can have a good look on how to do it. Maybe get better systems. These are embroidery scissors, but it doesn't really matter how it looks it's the back, and we're gonna put, um, fabric over it anyway, So we're gonna go around and got older hairs off, and then you're going to take your mock parch again, and we're going to glue all the bits of hair flats. You may probably need a couple of layers to do this. I'm going to start with one and let it dry bit. It's not necessarily that it's not really that it's necessary that the hair is attached to the fabric, but it gets hard, and that means that if it gets hard, you cannot get it loose from the other side. So it's stuck in there. Yeah, but she added, It doesn't get too messy, but I'm just gonna leave it like this a little bit messy. And then when said once this is dry, I can cut off the strangling bits. I'm not going to remove a couple of hairs. I wanted to show you something that I did it, but another piece, which really saves you a lot of time, but also not it looks nicer. So you can do is you're gonna get a couple of hairs. It's better to use webs, but this is a quicker solution. To get a couple of hair strands, put it between your fingers and get mark approach again. You slowly going to stroke it over on the fabric and leave it to dry. Once it is a dry, you can cover it up on the sides with the re routing needle. What I did with another piece is like when the when you use it with the West's that you made in the first video. It's much easier all suited at that. You make the lefts and you glued them onto the piece. Here's an example of how I did that. This is from how I did the first video, the first technique. So it's a website that you made a little webs. I may I attach Little West's in the middle off the head, and on the end, I used to re bruising methods so you won't see in the middle the Web's. But that means that you have a filler that is more filled in the head, that you won't see any whites 6. Curling the hair: to kill your young left, you're gonna attached a piece of yarn on a pencil or something else that is heat resistant . Use it. Sign me clear elastic bends to secure it. No twisty hair around the pencil and use your straightener in the same degrees as you did before and go around the pencil. I'm sure you it isn't sure. Slow motion. So you can see how it goes where you move it. You can see that you have perfect girl because your hair is easily Moldable. You can easily create different hair styles. Whatever you would like to do, have fun, would it and create something different. 7. Thank you: Thank you so much for taking this class. It means so much to me that you take the time out of your day to watch my video. I hope you've all its allies. You need to create your piece. And if you don't police let me know and let me know how I comprise of my classes. Thank you so much.