Sketching a Fist
To kick off the “Stitch the Sketch” series, in this episode, I sketch a simple hand that’s curled into a fist.
Here are images of the front and back of the completed work.
And below is the video showing how I go about stitching “Sketching a Fist” that you see in the images above.
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Tips, Techniques, and Tools
Varying Distance Between Stitch Lines for Effective Shading
- To simulate the look of a pencil sketch on fabric, use a light-colored fabric (white or ivory will work) and dark colored thread
- If you’re not comfortable showing off the stitches on the back of your work, match the color of your backing fabric with the color of your bobbin thread.
- Shading involves moving your work back and forth in the area you want to shade
- Shading different values with thread sketching:
- For dark value shading – stitch lines close to each other
- For light value shading – stitch lines at a distance from each other – show more space between stitch lines
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