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Thread Painting and Silk Shading Embroidery - Techniques and Projects

Thread Painting and Silk Shading Embroidery - Techniques and Projects

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Thread Painting and Silk Shading Embroidery - Techniques and Projects 

by Margaret Dier


Thread painting embroidery is one of the most beautiful embroidery techniques. Often mistaken for painted art, it shows off the true skill of an embroiderer. This book demystifies the technique and shows how easy it is to start embroidering your own stitched masterpieces. For the true beginner and the experienced stitcher alike it will be a treasured guide, explaining the techniques and providing the inspiration to master this exquisite form of embroidery.

  • Guide to getting started introduces equipment you may need, explains how to transfer designs to fabric and demonstrates the long stitch and short stitch
  • Advice on blending colours and stitching shades together to achieve depth and vitality
  • Provides inspiration and encourages experimentation to create your own designs
  • Illustrates historical examples and explains how to reproduce and learn from these pieces, while also showcasing contemporary techniques and ideas for finished embroidery
  • Over 600 colour photographs support twenty step-by-step projects that range from a simply shaded topiary tree to a three-dimensional hydrangea bouquet
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