Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Pastel Pencil Shading

Susan Johnson of SJ Designs just posted an antique needlepoint piece for sale on her website, making special note of the pastel shading on the faces.

Both Melissa Shirley and Lisa at BeStitched Needlepoint do this on their stitching.

Lisa also uses fabric markers to shade silk ribbons.

It can be done.  I would not do it on pieces that need to be wet blocked but it's perfect for some situations.

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