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Class 2, Take 3 of Painting Needlepoint Canvases

I was able to get a better mix of colors when I did as Nancy suggested and selected threads before mixing colors. I didn’t worry about getting the two light pinks the right colors though because I was not going to use much anyway.

It took longer than my other 2 attempts to paint but Bill thinks that it “looks great” and so do I as far as being able to stitch the design not to sell it. But, that’s not my goal anyway. I definitely would buy the paints if I were trying to sell painted canvases. Getting the right colors is tough. And, duplicating the color would be practically impossible. That’s why some areas are not painted as well as other areas. I was running out! Creamacoat has a good range of yellow-orange colors and DMC has more yellow-orange threads that I could use.

If I stitch it with thread blending with the colors I selected to shade areas, it should turn out better than the painted version.

This is just 4″x4″ and making it larger would allow more details. It wouldn’t be the first time I stitched a design more than once!


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Wow – great progress Melita. This version is very close to your original. What a great suggestion to pick the colors and then match the paints to it. This sounds like a wonderful class that I’d love to take sometime.

Comment by dmbstitch

Thanks Diane. Nancy does want to teach more. Good class.

Comment by melitastitches4fun

The class sounds wonderful and you are learning so much. And thank you for posting your process. This last painting looks very good. Looking forward to seeing it stitched up.

Comment by brendasneedlepointstudioblog

Thanks Brenda. Third time was the charm!

Comment by melitastitches4fun




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