Crayon Tinted Embroidery Tutorial

I’ve been doing this for years, my Grandma Viola taught me this technique using crayons and a brown paper bag. I use a lot of line art machine embroidery patterns and make coloring books out of them using stabilizer and give them as gifts. You’ll find your own favorite way. The main thing to remember is “HAVE FUN” and there is no wrong way if it works and you enjoy it. Ila in Maine

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Do you yearn to pull out those Crayons and relive your grade school days? Well we can! Tinted embroidery is a great way to spruce up those open spaces in a project and add a little color without all the work of filling in spaces with filler stitches like satin stitching.

So go grab your supplies and let’s get started!

Crayons
Embroidery pattern
Pencil or brown .01 Pigma Pen
Pins
Iron
White paper towels
Floss

I’m working on Crabapple Hill’s Which Witch’s Boot.

1) Pin your pattern to your fabric.

2) Using a light box, transfer your pattern using a #2 pencil or Pigma pen. Remove pins and pattern.

3) Using a white Crayon, color heavily the areas that will be tinted with color. If your fabric is pulling, try taping your fabric down.

4) Tint the areas with the Crayons. Use light strokes. Remember we are tinting, not coloring…

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