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Silk Shading The Majesty Of Stitch by Helen Richman.
The prancing lion and unicorn are synonymous with majesty and royalty. They have appeared on the royal seal for many years which the Royal School Of Needlework gained in 1875 in recognition of the exquisite craftsmanship of its embroiderers. This design celebrates the close ties between embroidery and royalty and the huge part that needlework has had to play in creating items of splendour and the tools used to achieve it.
This beautiful embroidery kit easily guides you through the process of creating a proud lion and unicorn atop real embroidery tools. The detailed booklet with clear step by step photographs will provide instruction on building up layers of padding to create a sculptured base for the delicate silk shading embroidery stitched using a combination of split stitch, satin stitch and long and short stitch. These stitches, along with a few more decorative ones are then utilised to create a crown within a miniature ring frame. A selection of real embroidery tools such as gold scissors, pearl glass headed pins, wooden bobbin and large needle are provided for you to apply to the design.
All of the threads, fabrics and needles required to complete this elegant hand embroidery kit are included and the design already is transferred onto the fabric for you.
This is an advanced level kit designed for those who have done silk shading before.
About Helen Richman
Helen Richman regularly teaches embroidery classes at the RSN and has taught Day Classes across the UK as well as in the United States and Canada. Her embroidery journey began when she joined the Royal School of Needlework and completed the three-year apprenticeship, gaining expert knowledge in many fields of hand embroidery.
Helen is a member of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen and has sold her embroidered art work in local galleries, as well as online. She has completed several high profile commissions including one from the Royal Mail and also designs and sells her own range of embroidery kits, including the Hampton Court Palace Postcard available from the RSN Shop.
Having written articles for New Stitches Magazine and Stitch Magazine, Helen published her first book, ‘Stumpwork Embroidery: Techniques and Projects’ in 2017.