Shadow Work Embroidery

Shadow Work Embroidery

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Shadow work takes its name from the distinctive silhouette effect produced by the close herringbone stitches on the reverse of the embroidered item. Frequently used for decorating curtain panels, table-cloths, towels, and lampshades, shadow work is perfect for adding an heirloom quality to garments by embellishing insets, yokes, collars, pockets, and scarves with ornamental stitching. This helpful guide features over 100 iron-on transfer patterns of wreaths and bouquets, baskets, angels, birds and butterflies, monograms, and many other charming images. Designs range in size from dainty motifs to full-page illustrations, and include corner motifs, borders, medallions, sprays, and garlands. Easy-to-follow instructions, accompanied by clear diagrams, make this volume ideal for any needle-crafter, beginner or expert, who wishes to learn this elegant technique.... the design is instead a soft shadow inside of backstitched outlines, It is very easy to do using only two stitches, the Closed Herringbone and Reversed Backstitch, Some uses for shadow work include tablecloths and linens, curtains, clothing, anbsp;...

Title:Shadow Work Embroidery
Author:J. Marsha Michler
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 1998-06


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