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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Brighten up your Stitchery!!!

One of my most frequently asked questions is "How do you get the color on your stitcheries?". Well here it is..CRAYON!!! Yep, that easy! This is what I do...
1. After the sampler is complete I press it with a warm iron and allow to cool.
2. Then, I find a coordinating crayon color in my 64 pack of Crayola (regular/not washable) crayons.
3. Then I test the color on a corner of the muslin to make sure it is the color I desire.
NOTE: Always test your crayon color on your muslin first! Crayon colors often look different on fabric then on paper!!!
4. Once I find the desired crayon color, I lightly color along the inside edge of the stitch in the desired area. I like to make it a little bit darker along the inside stitch line then lighten my coloring when filling in the area. Kind of like shading in a coloring book. Below are examples of before and after coloring a stitchery...

5. YOUR DONE!!! Now frame your finished sampler or put it into a quilt, wall hanging, or pillow.
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