How to blend threads

By Fiona-worldofxs, Fri, 2013-11-01 10:04
How to blend threads

The two-tone effect of blended stitches adds texture and movement – perfect for natural effects like fur and also leaves

or bark

  1. Check on the key for the project how many strands of each thread you will need for your special blended stitches. You will also see on the key the thread numbers next to the symbol. Pick out these threads and combine the number of strands indicated. Next, thread your needle with the different-coloured strands, as normal.
  2. Now that you have your different strands threaded, stitch the cross stitches as normal, as shown on the chart. The blended stitch will have its own symbol on the chart, different to the one indicating the shades if you needed to stitch them on their own. Make sure the threads lie flat against the fabric as you stitch.
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