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Introduction to Silk Shading

Silk Shading is a beautiful technique that uses long and short stitches to create realistic colour blending and is often referred to as painting with thread. In this course, you will create a pretty flower design, learning how to shade with threads for a three-dimensional effect.

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Code: 2008452

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Join Royal School of Needlework Tutor Kate Barlow for this Introduction to Silk Shading course and learn how to stitch a realistic flower using a beautiful colour palette of threads. In this course you will learn a variety of hand embroidery stitches including split stitch, long and short stitch, bullion knots and French knots, how to blend colours, how to create depth in the design and more. The kit that accompanies the course includes all the materials you need to create the embroidery with Kate. During the course you'll learn about the process of creating your own designs for Silk Shading and lots of helpful Royal School of Needlework tips to ensure a professional finish.

Lesson breakdown:

  • Introduction
  • Meet Your Tutor
  • Overview and Materials
  • Preparation
  • Bonding the Fabrics
  • Layer 1 Petals
  • Layer 1 Leaf
  • Layer 2 Petals
  • Layer 3 Petal and Stem
  • Layer 4 Petals
  • Layer 5 Centre
  • Final Details

Course includes:

  • Discussion Board & Gallery: Interact with other learners in the course by asking questions, expressing your thoughts and inspirations, and sharing images of your work.
  • Notes: Keep personal notes to help you with your work and the course content.
  • Interactive Activities: Test your knowledge of the material you have covered.
  • Video Lesson Running Time: 167 minutes. The videos in this course are available for you to watch via online streaming.

Kit includes:

  • Silk fabric, pre-printed with the design
  • Calico backing fabric
  • DMC embroidery threads in the required shades
  • Two sizes of embroidery needles

You will also need:

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    Additional Information

    SKU 2008452
    Author/Speaker/Editor Kate Barlow
    Binding No
    Product Type Course + Kit
    1. Five stars review by Clara W. on 4/15/2019

      Five stars

    2. Brilliant course review by Louise S. on 4/15/2019

      I learnt far more than I expected, looking forward to doing another course in the future.

    3. Well taught review by Sara I. on 2/22/2019

      Made a start on this as a Christmas project. I love doing these courses, just right on a dark night, and very well taught. I enjoyed it so much that I’ve booked a course with Kate at Hampton Court in April!

    4. Recommended review by Sarah W. on 2/22/2019

      I have done a lot of embroidery work at all sorts of levels and techniques. I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop and I have learnt so much more than I thought I would. I can recommend it to anyone.

    5. Five stars review by Julie G. on 1/14/2019

      Five stars

    6. Exceptional course review by Diana T. on 11/29/2018

      LOVED the course. The video quality and production were top notch. The tutor had a sweet, calming voice and explained things very, very well. The kit arrived quickly and was beautifully packaged. It's obvious RSN spent a lot of time and effort making these meticulously-done courses. Being able to watch the video as many times as I would like enabled me to review tiny details I would have missed in an in-person class. (I've taken 3 RSN courses in person and learned more from this video --although I still LOVED the in-person RSN courses as well). I would love to see more difficult classes for silk shading from Kate, possibly combined with goldwork. I also love Helen Richman's designs and would be delighted to have an online class with her. Can't recommend highly enough. And the price is exceptional. Please do more!!!

    7. Well worth it review by Sarah W. on 10/31/2018

      Thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. Very clear and easy to follow. Learnt lots.

    8. Excellent course review by Susan B. on 10/9/2018

      Well explained.would like a more complicated flower,bird or animal.

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