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Buttonhole rose: Live Zoom class Silk shading embroidery

Next Class dates: This class is being taught in two sessions to allow students to progress with the project.
The evening sessions will be:
– First session: 22nd May 2024 18h00 to 21h00 (British time)
– Second session: 19th June 2024 18h00 to 21h00 (British time)

Location: Live zoom class

Time: 18h00 to 21h00 (British time)

Level: Intermediate

Please email for more information.

Class Description


Buttonhole rose– Silk Shading has been taken to the next level with this contemporary design. Silk shading is the art of creating shading with threads. This technique is also called needle painting (peinture a l’aiguille)

We will begin by introducing the split stitch on the outlines of the design. In the second stage, you will be learning how to blend colour using short and long stitch.

In the second session, we will practise the stem stitch and satin stitch. A cluster of crystals will be added to create some depth and sparkle.

The completed design reveals a flower with pink petals and carefully applied crystals add to the effect of droplets allowing the design to “shimmer” or “glisten” in the light.

Homework in between both sessions is recommended to allow a smooth transition in the class. Finishing all the steps taught in the first session will be recommended. Stitching all the outlines of the design and finish the silk shading in the flower.

The aim of this silk shading class is at someone who has knowledge of embroidery but would like to improve in the technique of Silk Shading.

The class is pitched towards intermediate students and the limited class size will allow you to develop at your own pace with plenty of one to one time with the tutor. 

Finished piece size is approximately 9cm (H) x 6cm (W)

Each kit includes: detailed instructions, white satin fabric, different colours of silk thread, Crystals, glass beads, white Gutermann thread and needles.

The class will allow you to develop at your own pace, with the opportunity for one to one guidance from the tutor due to the limited class numbers.

You will need the additional equipment:

– a seated hoop 8 or 10 inch (with webbing around the top ring)
– embroidery scissors
– pins
– pencil and rubber
– notepad

Recommended but Optional:

– goldwork pad (for the beads and crystals)

A link to access the class will be send to you two weeks before the course starts with instructions on how to access your course. You will need to download zoom and enter the details that you will receive.

The class can be recorded if all the participants (8 students per class maximum) agree and it will be available to watch as many times as you like for 6 months.

For more information contact
All classes are non-refundable but may be exchanged
Cancellations must be made at least 14 days in advance.


Buttonhole rose: Live Zoom class Silk shading embroidery


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