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Laurelin

'Changing Leaves' Silk Shading Embroidery Kit

£32.95

Techniques

Long & short shading
Split stitch
Couched gold

Fits 10 inch (25cm) hoop

Suitable for beginners

Silk shading (otherwise known as needle-painting) is the name for creating naturalistic shading and colour blending with simple stitches.

The stitch used is ‘long and short’ and sometimes other stitches are added to enhance the design. Colours blend smoothly from one colour to the next.

For this design you will use 100% pure silk thread, known as 'floss' or 'flat' silk - a type of silk dating back centuries - such as you would see on medieval Church embroidery for example.

This design fits a 10 inch hoop and is suitable for beginners or anyone revisiting silk shading.

The kit explores colour blending/shading in a simple way with detailed instructions and step-by-step photographs, and tips on how to achieve the best results.

Kit contains:  linen fabric, calico support fabric, 100% silk embroidery thread, needles, design and full instructions

The kit comes in a presentation box for handy storage.  Fabric is wrapped with acid-free tissue to protect your embroidery project.


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