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The Bluebird Embroidery Company Silk Shading Garden Bird Kit by Helen Richman


Learn the beautiful embroidery technique of silk shading to create this charming garden bird design of a long tailed tit.  Fine stranded cotton threads are used to delicately blend between colours and to build up the texture of feathers.

Silk Shading refers to the hand embroidery technique which uses a variety of long and short stitches. It also blends colour  in stranded cotton or silk threads. Often referred to as painting with a needle. This technique can be used to create realistic texture, shading. It also enables the embroiderer to create designs which have a life-like quality.

This simple design will introduce you to split stitch, satin stitch and long and short stitch  These Stitches are an  essential part of creating a piece of silk shading.

This kit includes all of the threads, fabrics and needles required to complete this beautiful hand embroidery design. The  instruction booklet has clear instructions. It also has step by step photographs to guide you easily through your project.

The sky blue background fabric is provided with the design already transferred on for you.


Materials included in the kit: china blue cotton fabric, calico fabric, DMC stranded cotton threads and size 10 embroidery needles.

Difficulty level: beginner

Design dimensions: 8.5cm x 4cm





Availability: 3 in stock

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