Hooked Rug Portraits
How to hook faces and how to capture personalities and likenesses in wool How to design classic head shots and figures, profiles or front views, and the art of the self-portrait How to sketch your design, copy from a photograph, and transfer your design to linen Capture the essence of children, teenagers, and older folks in your hooked portrait Add depth, dimension, and emotion through shading and lines; tips and tricks for hair, noses, lips, cheeks, and eyes Tips for capturing the personality of your dog or cat
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