A : A Tonal Column in Stitchery.
To make the tonal column I used 10 cnt white canvas and a variety of black and white threads and yarns.
2.1 I started at the top with black double knitting wool and small cross stitches. This made the threads sit tightly together and no white canvas showed through. I continued using the wool on it’s own for about 1/3 of the column. I changed the size of stitches at one point as I wondered what effect it would have on the white of the canvas. It made very little difference to the canvas although tiny specks of white can be seen.
I then changed to stranded cotton and started with 6 threads. I gradually reduced the number of black threads by 1 and added that amount of white cotton until I had no black and all white thread.
Getting closer to the bottom of the column I changed to white crewel yarn and did a bottom and top layer of cross stitch just for interest. I added some single strands of black cotton over the white where I felt it needed it to continue the flow of change from black to white.
2.2. I often feel the back of work is more interesting than the front!