Silk Shading - 3 Week Course

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Location: Via Zoom 

Duration: 3 Weekly 2.5 hour sessions

Silk Shading, often referred to as the art of thread painting, stands as one of the most intricate and creative embroidery feats to conquer. Within this class, you will unravel the enchanting process of seamlessly blending a spectrum of coloured threads, crafting an illusion of depth and lifelike dimension within their embroidery. On this course you will gain invaluable advice and experience with exclusive insights from our expert embroidery tutors that will show you how to translate your new found skill into future projects of your choice. From brushstroke-like stitches to the marriage of hues, this class not only imparts a skill but opens the gateway to a beautiful world of painting with thread.

The techniques for this course include: Setting up a seat frame, transferring your design and Silk Shading

In this immersive 3-week course, you will master the intricate process of transferring embroidery designs onto fabric through the meticulous technique of prick and pounce. Dive into the artistry of thread painting, seamlessly merging colours to craft depth and realism. Additionally, you'll delve into the world of intentional and mindful stitching, nurturing a connection between creativity and craftsmanship.

All of the materials for this taster course will be sent out to you. This class will be taught on a 10 inch seat frame. You will need a 10 inch seat frame or an equivalent embroidery frame or slate frame for this class. You will need to supply you own embroidery equipment (scissors, needle threaders, daylight lights etc) to suit your learning needs.

All International Parcels will be shipped via express courier two weeks before this class is due to start. Please do not book onto this course if you are within the two week window before the course starts and you live outside of the UK. UK parcels will be shipped three days before the course is due to start. UK parcels will be shipped express via Royal Mail. Please note that the address that you book the course with will be the address that the kit is sent out to. Shipping will be calculated at the checkout.

Our online courses are delivered via Zoom using a high quality visualiser. Please download Zoom before the course begins (we will send a guide on how to do this when the course is booked). We also have an accompanying WhatsApp group for each of our courses. This group enables you to connect with other students and the tutor by sharing photos of your progress. Please download WhatsApp before the course starts (we will also send a guide on how to do this when the course is booked). All of our online course sessions and recorded and sent out after the class for you to keep forever! They are sent on a link for you to download after the class so please don't worry if you miss a session of tutoring, you can always catch up using the recording.

Tutor Profiles

Our bespoke online classes are taught be expert hand embroiderers who have worked in the couture industry for brands such as Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, YSL, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Schiaparelli, Lanvin and Burberry to name a few. The classes will cover the basics, insider tips and practical application making sure students are fully equipped to go on and apply what they have learned to their own garments and develop their own unique styles. Our tutors are work embroiderers first and tutors second which means they are able to give you a unique insight into the magical world of couture hand embroidery.

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