In spring 2019 a tapestry shaded figure will be embroidered as the second part of the developing silk shading trio of classes. Tapestry shading is silk shading worked vertically with the folds and creases of the clothing being created with shading and split stitch edges alone. The biggest quirk with tapestry shading is establishing an order of work to ensure a three dimensional perspective is achieved. This is how saints were worked historically and is a very undervalued variation of this popular technique.
The kit will contain 25 different stranded cottons, pre-printed parchment coloured silk (alternative colours can be arranged, please get in touch), a calico stabiliser and an instruction booklet full of colour diagrams. The sample is currently being worked, keep an eye on social media to see progress of this up coming project.
The class starts on Sunday 27th January and will run for 8 weeks. Each week a new set of videos will be sent out to help guide your stitching and full email support is available for individual guidance and feedback as required.