Beginner's Guide to Silk Shading (Beginner's Guide to Needlecrafts)

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This beautiful and inspiring guide gives full instructions using step-by-step photographs on the techniques and stitches needed for silk shading. There are four exquisite projects to create.

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The book starts with a brief history of the technique and how it was eventually used with cotton and wool thread in latter times. As with all of Search Press' books, the colour photographs used to illustrate the steps taken for the various techniques are clear and easy to understand as none of the work is hidden or confusing at any point. I was pleased to see how it progressed from what tools you need, practice sections, to building up and progressing to what look like harder pieces but, if you work through the book are easily achievable. What you do need is patience but the results are definately rewarding and I can see how lovely pieces of work reflecting nature can be created. --Pentacle, Samhain, Winter 2007, Issue 23

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Clare trained for 3 years as an apprentice at the Royal School of Needlework. On completing her diploma she set up her own business, Vine Embroidery. She runs embroidery classes in her own studio and for the local education authority, as well as day classes for embroidery shops and guilds. Clare designs and stitches projects for several needlework magazines and has created her own range of kits. She also restores antique embroidery and designs and embroiders ecclesiastical pieces. She has exhibited at the Knitting and Stitching show, Stitch exhibition and various places around the South West of England.

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