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'Hibiscus' Silk Shading Embroidery Kit

'Hibiscus' Silk Shading Embroidery Kit

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release July 2020

Long & short shading
Split stitch
French knots & stem stitch

Fits 6 inch (15cm) hoop

Some embroidery experience may be helpful

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.

Fine stranded cotton threads are used to imitate silk, blending smoothly from one colour to the next.

This design fits a 6 inch hoop and is suitable for those with some experience of embroidery who would like to try the silk shading technique.  In this design you will tackle smooth curves and colour transitions.

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

Kit contains:  silk dupion fabric, calico support fabric, stranded cotton 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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