Long and Short Shading

Long and Short Shading

The technique that many love and may dread! The good news is, if you are stitching with wool it is a lot easier than with stranded cotton. 

Take a deep breath, and relax. You can do this! For some it will come naturally, and for others, you will need to think more about your shading.

There are a lot of methods and techniques for learning this technique. Try a few, combine a few. Do whatever works to get a result you are happy with!

Tips for stitching long and short stitch - Crewelwork birds

You will find below a downloadable PDF with tips and suggestions for stitching the area of your birds in long and short stitch shading.

Nicola Jarvis SAL long and short shading