Thursday, November 3, 2016

Covering a Canvas with Boxes

Ruth Schmuff just showed off a student's new Kimberly Santini rabbit, stitched with a Brenda Hart technique of covering a highly detailed and shaded canvas with little boxes.  This was stitched with a doubled strand of Accentuate.  Ruth even includes a stitch diagram.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2016/10/bunny-bunny-bunny.html

Here is another canvas stitched using Brenda's simple boxed stitch technique.  This will give you an idea of the type of canvas that looks best stitched this way and shows off how the stitch changes in the light to diamonds instead of squares.  I think this was stitched with a thin gold metallic.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2012/02/too-much-detail.html

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