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Back to Basics: Silk Shading - Hampton Court (Code 3134)

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12/08/2017 2 £178.00 Rachel Doyle sold out
[Course cost: £150.00 - Required kit cost: £28.00 ]

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This Back to Basics class you will give you an understanding of the principles of Silk Shading or painting with the needle.  This technique involves just one stitch – long and short – but looking at silk shaded embroidery gives you no clues as to where to begin.  

During this two day class you will work a series of samples to help you understand the essentials of long and short and giving you a chance to get to grips with this technique.  Day two will then provide the chance to put these principles into practice and begin a silk shading design.

Some previous embroidery experience would be helpful for this class, but is not essential.  Beginners are welcome.

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

Silk Shading
Also known as ‘painting with a needle’, this beautiful technique uses a number
of colours in cotton, skillfully blended together to create the natural appearance of a flower, fruit, plant or animal.

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