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Introduction to Silk Shading - Part 1- Hampton Court (Code 3161)

Date Days Price Tutor Places left
30/09/2017 1 £100.50 Jen Goodwin sold out
[Course cost: £78.00 - Required kit cost: £22.50 ]

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This one day silk shading class will introduce the fascinating technique of silk shading, the art of blending colour through stitch placement. With this unique stylised floral design you will learn the correct way to assess the order of work, how to create a stable foundation for the embroidery and how to shade through an image. This is the first of a progressive series of classes, the next class focuses on recreating an image from a photograph.

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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