Above is a picture showing the neck added. The photo on the right is the picture on the left with a transparent version of an earlier face. Note how the chin line is exactly the same as it was before. I added a neck, ears and hair and she looks completely different. This is a very important lesson. Do not rip out too early. Luckily, adjustments in rug hooking are easy to make. Don’t be too critical in the beginning. If I had adjusted her chin line and then added a neck, ears and hair she would have looked much different.
Pay attention to the lower neck. In the next post you will see that I ripped out the lower neck in order to sew on the sashing. I then rehooked the neck through the backing and two layers of the sashing wool. Not the easiest hooking, but the effect is perfect. I did not have the heart to chop her neck off straight after I had it hooked a bit lopsided here.
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