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 [...]

Shading Faces in Needlepoint Part 1

canvas from Art Needlepoint

Shading faces is one of the most difficult things to do in needlepoint. To shade a face you will use the basic technique of needleblending, but because there are so many more close colors, organization and analysis make this process easier. Today we’ll talk about those two things. Tomorrow we’ll cover basic needblending and blending with [...]

Sundance Beads for Needlepoint – How to & Why Knot! — book review

Originally posted 2009-05-08 05:55:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Sundance recently published a pamphlet on using beads in needlepoint. They told me “We just love beads and how they can define an area of stitching.” This booklet was designed to answer the questions they get about using beads. Since beading is not one of my [...]