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Workshop/Course, Thu 6 - Fri 7 Aug 2020


Royal School of Needlework


Apartment 12A Hampton Court Palace,
East Molesey,


This Back to Basics class you will give you an understanding of the principles of Silk Shading or painting with the needle. This technique involves just one stitch – long and short – but looking at silk shaded embroidery gives you no clues as to where to begin.

During this two day class you will work a series of samples to help you understand the essentials of long and short and giving you a chance to get to grips with this technique. Day two will then provide the chance to put these principles into practice and begin a silk shading design.

Some previous embroidery experience would be helpful for this class, but is not essential. Beginners are welcome.

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.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 6 - Fri 7 Aug 2020 10:00 to 16:00


£193.00*Price includes the cost of £28.00 for the required kit.



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