Shading a Face in Needlepoint, Part 3

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In our three-part series on shading a face in needlepoint, we’ve organized our threads and analyzed the canvas (read it here), and we’ve learned how to do basic and complex needleblending (read it here). Today we will finish up by discussing the process to stitch the face. Remember that each canvas is very different, so [...]

Shading a Face, Part 2

canvas from Art Needlepoint

Yesterday we covered the preliminary steps to take to make shading a face with realistically. Today we will cover the technique, needleblending, needed to stitch the face. Needleblending The definition of needleblending is very simple. Two or more colors of stranded threads are put together in the same needle. This creates intermediate shades. These may [...]

Free Stitch Guides from Associated Talents

Originally posted 2011-12-30 06:50:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Associated Talents now has free PDF guides for a number of their canvases now available on their site. The guides have color pictures of the stitched canvas, a supply list, color charts of the stitches, and explanations of any specialized techniques used. These include their inventive [...]