This beautiful technique, sometimes known as ‘painting with a needle’, uses a number of colours in cotton or silk threads, skilfully blended together to create the natural appearance of a flower, fruit, plant or animal.

This beautiful technique, sometimes known as ‘painting with a needle’, uses a number of colours in cotton or silk threads, skilfully blended together to create the natural appearance of a flower, fruit, plant or animal.

Silk shading fox by Zinaida Kazban on our advanced silk shading course