Rainbow Crayon Tinting
Color your embroidery art with crayons!
From Doodle Stitching Embroidery Art by Aimee Ray
Use wax crayons to tint your fabric, then embroider the lines to create a unique and colorful art piece.
This class is a fun introduction to hand embroidery, suitable for beginners age 11 and up, class size: up to 15 people.
2-3 hours for color tinting and a good start on embroidering the project, students may need to finish their stitching at home.
Required text: Doodle Stitching: Embroidery Art
8x8 inch square of white quilter’s cotton/muslin fabric
6 inch embroidery hoop
Size 3 or 5 embroidery needle
1 sheet of white paper
6-10 embroidery floss skeins in different colors
Box of 24 wax crayons
Iron and ironing board, or flat surface and towel
TIP: Make it even easier for students to take the class by kitting a hoop, floss selection and needle
Chair and table space for each student; ironing board or flat surface, crayons and iron(s) can be shared.
Follow the instructions beginning on page 94 to demonstrate how to:
Trace or draw a line art design on fabric to color and embroider
Color the design with wax crayons
Iron the fabric to set it in the color
Learn and practice different basic embroidery stitches to embroider the lines