About Canvas Shading

Using the same basic open weave fabric and crewel wools as canvas stitches,canvas shading is usually worked in tent stitch; this small precise stitch is needed to created the minute variations in colour, tone and shade required to create a naturalistic image. Wools are generally used in pairs, sometimes two strands of different colour are worked together to facilitate smooth colour blending. Usually used to depict figurative subjects canvas shading can be used to create a realistic effect.

About Canvas Shading About Canvas Shading