Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Silk Shading Tips UPDATED AGAIN

Kathy of The Unbroken Thread is off to England to take a Royal School course on silk shading. We Americans call this needle painting or long and short stitches. Kathy's going to be stitching a white flower.  Here are the things she does before she actually starts stitching.
http://www.theunbrokenthread.com/blog/2015/03/05/rsn-silk-shading-setting-up-to-stitch-2/

Here's what she did wrong, to help us make our needle painting better.
http://www.theunbrokenthread.com/blog/2015/03/06/rsn-silk-shading-four-petals-done-2/

UPDATE:  Kathy added important tips on matching colors to a design you are copying this morning.
http://www.theunbrokenthread.com/blog/2015/03/25/rsn-silk-shading-first-large-petal-finished/

UPDATE #2: How to lighten an area you got wrong.
http://www.theunbrokenthread.com/blog/2015/03/28/a-turned-under-petal-silk-shading-the-shade/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright March 6, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

2 comments:

  1. Dear Jane, thank you for the link to Kathy's blog. It was very interesting to read her journey in studying silk shading. I am taking RSN Certificate and Diploma Intensive course as well, but in California this coming Fall and it was very knowledgeable for me to read about her experience. Hugs, Natalia

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    1. Glad to help you out in a minor way, Natalia. Have fun-fun-fun this fall at your course. I'm glad Kathy's experience illuminated what you are facing.

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