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Series: RSN Essential Stitch Guides

RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Silk Shading


by Sarah Homfray

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BE Spiral bound
  • Publication: 03 July 2011
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844485857
  • Carton Qty: 32
  • Size: 6 x 8.5 inches
  • Illustrations: 200
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP Price: $21.95
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Sarah Homfray demonstrates the Royal School of Needlework's approach to the ancient craft of Silk Shading. Learn everything you need about the techniques needed, history of the craft and be inspired by work of the highest standards.

The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques in new and innovative ways. This book includes an extensive stitch guide, covering all the techniques necessary for silk shading, a design section, and a history of the Royal School itself.

Table of Contents

The Royal School of Needlework 6
Introduction 8
The history of silk shading 10
Materials 12
Design and using colour 20
Framing up 32
Stab stitch 38
Split stitch 39
Long and short stitch 40
Running stitch 42
Stem stitch 43
Eyelet stitch 44
Adding beads and sequins 44
Padding 46
French knots 48
Bullion knots 49
Getting started 54
Projects to stitch 62
Taking your work further 74
Further ideas for your own designs 86
Finishing your work 90
Troubleshooting 94
Index 96

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