Shading needlepoint is one of those techniques many stitchers avoid. For those of us who have been stitching for decades, shading was often presented as an “expert” skill, one that was thought to be too hard for most of us.
I thank God for my LNS owner, Linda of Black Sheep in San Francisco, who thought shading was easy and, most of all, showed me how I could make my own color of floss by needleblending. I still have those pansies I stitched for my mother-in-law.
From this first venture I moved on to using needleblending to create shape, and then to looking at how shading is normally taught and as a result finding a better way. Then I developed other ways to shade creating lots of great, usable needlepoint.
My upcoming class, Plum Pudding, will teach you great shading techniques, three in all. Plus you’ll learn additional techniques for creating your own canvases and embellishment. Finally, there will be surprises for the students.
All the fun comes to your email box in an easy-to-read format, sent weekly beginning August 1. No required times to attend, no obscure software or unclear videos. In the lessons you’ll have a permanent record of techniques you can use again and again.
You don’t need to be an advanced stitcher to take this class, you just need to be able to read a stitch diagram and know a form of Tent Stitch. The class will teach you techniques that will catapult your needlepoint into loveliness!
The class is just $20, a small price to pay for so many great techniques.
Just use the PayPal button below to sign up for the class.
If you prefer not to use PayPal, contact me at the email address below for alternative ways to pay