Often referred to as painting with a needle, silk shading is achieved using a variety of long and short straight stitches and colour blending to create an almost photographic quality.This course will set you up with the basic skills needed to develop this beautiful embroidery technique in order to replicate the texture of fur using soft Renaissance Wool Thread.
You will learn how to create split stitch, long and short silk shading and satin stitch to create this small Badger design on a background of tweed patterned fabric. You will also learn the theory behind what order to work a silk shading design, where and when to use split stitch and how to use your long and short stitching to replicate various textures of fur.
This class would be most suitable for those who have tried silk shading before.
The class kit will include everything you require to complete the project. You may like to bring your own embroidery scissors and you will be able to borrow ring frames, magnifiers and lights (if needed) on the day.
This class will run from 10am-4pm at Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU.