The second quarter of the year is already here – can you believe that? Because of my weekly commitment to creating weekly stitched drawings, I’m acutely aware, on a constant basis, how far gone we are in the year.
So spring is finally here and I’ve decided to start introducing color in my stitched drawings (just one color for now). For the first drawing in this quarter, I decided to use a pink color scheme.
It was hard to stop stitching this drawing. I kept on going and going. I actually had to make myself stop. I’m not so sure I like the outcome as much. However, doing something different, by using a color different from black and white was refreshing.
Below is the pencil sketch that I started with.
Front of Thread Sketch:
Reverse Side of Thread Sketch
Tips, Techniques and Tools
Stitched Drawing With Colored Thread
- Think carefully about the color you’d like to show in your stitched drawing when choosing your background fabric. A fabric that’s contrasting to your thread color, will make your threads pop. If you want a muted look, then use a similar color fabric in a light shade.
- Create depth and texture and increase color intensity in your stitched drawing by building up multiple layers of stitches. Don’t be afraid to go over your previously stitched lines with more stitches. That’s what a good stabilizer affords you.
- To create interest in your stitched drawing, have a variety thickly stitched ( or shaded) lines as well as thin stitch lines.
Hope these tips help you some. As always, I can’t wait to read your comments. I look forward to the conversation in the comments section.