Acanthus leaf sample – a bit of shading

Dear me, it’s been a long time since my last post – I’ve been rather busy with other, non-sewing, things, so sorry about that.  I’m getting back to my stitching now, though, so things should get back to normal soon.

I’ve made a start on adding some colour, starting with the darkest shade, Madeira 1912, at the edges of the leaves:

I then started the shading, adding some more stitching using one strand of 1912 and one of 1910:

More shading next.

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