A friend commissioned me to stitch a couple of the Gardener's Alphabet letters. The first one, T, is complete. Now, here's a story:
The top picture to the left is what it looked like finished. I had used the colors specified in the pattern for the foliage. The light gray-green stems just looked too light to me, AFTER everything else was stitched. Ripping that out was going to be a nightmare!
So I experimented. I stitched some of that thread on a scrap of the same canvas and tried PAINTING it, with pens. OMG it worked! I tried an Ultra Fine Point Sharpie and a Copic marker. Both worked, but the Sharpie seemed to give more even coverage. Neither bled onto the stitch next to it!
So, I went ahead and painted the offending stitches. Voila!
The 2nd pic shows the result. I'm so jazzed!
Now, I'm quite sure it isn't color fast, but I don't care. This piece doesn't need to be blocked and it will be encased in a plastic trivet.
The pic to the right is just a sharper photo. And the color is a little more accurate. It is on aquamarina canvas.