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Coloring a hand embroidered design

Old 11-02-2021, 05:09 PM
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I tried to search for this answer but here I am....I did a hand embroidered block but think if I added some colour it might be a great addition.... FOR YOU hand embroidery members...do you always do your,colouring before you do your stitching?
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Old 11-02-2021, 05:19 PM
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Yes, normally before!
Though I have done some touch up work after, when I wanted more colour to show.

But being that you want to do it ....... no reason why you cannot.
Go for it!
You may find it a bit tough to get in close to the embroidered lines.
A pointy crayon would help you sneak in tight, if that's what you want.

I practice on a scrap of the same fabric for each of the colours/crayons, to help me figure out just how heavy of a hand I need as to the intensity of the colour. Each fabric seems to be a bit different in that regard. I even notice a difference from one crayon to the other in the same box. So practice is good.

Good Luck ... you CAN do it!
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Old 11-03-2021, 03:47 AM
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A friend of mine made a quilt with coloring and hand embroidery. She colored first too,
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Old 11-03-2021, 06:34 AM
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I think it would depend on what medium you were using to colour with. The crayola crayons for a soft tint should be fine after embroidery. If you were doing the colouring a with wet medium, I think you would want it to be dry so it didn’t run into the embroidery.
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