Today, my stitch sample video features Colour #18, which takes on a beautiful green colour palette.
Colour #18 is a gorgeous blend of various greens. I dyed it a number of years ago and is one of my best sellers. I can’t say I’m surprised as anyone who does any type of needlework uses green.
The green colour palette is diverse and ranges from mid-value to a darker value making it an ideal colour choice for leaves.
I’ve used this colour frequently in my crazy quilting, in various counted canvas designs and I have a number of customers who have used it for painted canvases as well. Last but not least, it makes a great combination for Christmas themed projects. Try combining it with Colour #187 (reds) and #184 (brighter greens) – GORGEOUS!
In the video I am stitching on 18-count mono canvas in a size 5 Perle cotton.
The stitch is a shadow stitch. You will find a diagram for this stitch in Volume 1 on page 175 of the Stitches books by Ruth Schmuff and Kathy Holicky.
Just a note that there are five volumes of these books which would be a great addition to your library. I personally find them very helpful when I want to experiment with a new stitch.
I hope the video gives you an idea of the variations of the greens in this blend. Are you “green” with envy?
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