The Kit of the Month for April 2014 is the Shadow Work Forest kit reduced by $6.00 Canadian Dollars. For other shadow work kits visit the Shadow Work page of my website.

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All of my embroidery kits come with free on going critique and free email correspondence incase you have any questions about the kit you are working on. Each kit comes with detailed instructions and diagrams.

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FOREST Kit of the Month

The Forest is a beginner an intermediate shadow work technique. Shadow work is simple form of 2-sided embroidery.

Working the embroidery: The Shadow Work stitch is a backstitch worked on the front of the work alternating back and forth along two lines that are parallel to each other (bands), on the back of the work herringbone is created by the stitches crossing from one edge of the band to the other. The herringbone shows through the fabric at the front of the work as an opaque band. The ends of the threads are easily finished off in the stitches at the back of the work so that they do not show up obviously in the embroidery.

The instructions includes diagrams for working the herringbone stitch and finishing ends and an enlarged picture of the back of the embroidery so you can see how the herringbone stitch lays. I also explain how to mount the embroidery between two window frame mats so that the embroidery can be displayed from both sides.

I am offering free email correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.


Height: 6 1/4 inches (15 1/2 cm)     Width: 5 inches (12 1/2 cm)


Instruction Booklet     A Range of 19 Coloured DMC Floss     No. 10 Crewel Embroidery Needle     A Piece of Polyester Organza Fabric 13 inches Square (32.5 cm Square)

KIT COST Kit of the Month

Forest Shadow Work Kit: $30.00 Canadian Dollars, Kit of the Month Price: $24.00

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I recommend stretcher bar frames to work Shadow Work in as you can get excellent tension on all four sides of the embroidery resulting in smoother stitches. For information about the frames visit my Embroidery Frames webpage. (Parcel Mail costs apply to stretcher bar frames).

11 Inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

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All Shadow Work kits come with one No. 10 embroidery needle. As these fine embroidery needles can be difficult to come I have given you the option to order extra needles below.

Packet of Crewel/Embroidery Needles Size 10: $2.50 Canadian Dollars

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Packet of 3 Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.39 Canadian Dollars

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