SHADOW WORK EMBROIDERY KITS

Easy to embroider two sided technique. A design with narrow stripes is worked with a backstitch on the front of the work, on the back a herringbone stitch is created which shows through at the front as an opaque band.

Small Designs:  Tulip  |  Iris  |  Butterflies  |  Canadian Flag

Angelfish  |  Forest  |  Squirrelfish  |  Tree Frog  |   Moorish Idol

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Tulip Front

Tulip Back

Iris Front

Iris Back

Butterfly 1 Front

Butterfly 1 Back

Butterfly 2 Front

Butterfly 2 Back

Butterfly 3 Front

Butterfly 3 Back

Canada Flag Front

Canada Flag Back

Tulip and Butterfly 1

Butterfly 2 and Iris

Tulip and Iris

Window Mat Front

Window Mat Back

Perspex Key Ring

Front

Perspex Key Ring

Back

FLOWERS, BUTTERFLIES AND CANADIAN FLAG

Shadow work is simple form of 2-sided embroidery. The flowers, butterflies and Canada flag are for any levels of stitchers. The easiest of the designs is the black and red butterfly 3 and the hardest of the designs is the Canada Flag.

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. Each design can be displayed in a card window mat or in a clear perspex frame or in a clear perspex key ring (please see the pictures on the left and below). Each of these frames can be purchased separately below and mounting instructions are included in the booklet.

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 can be mounted 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.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Each design is approximately the following size:

Height:  2 1/2 inches (5 cm)     Width: 1 3/4 inches (4 1/4 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Universal Instruction Booklet for all of the Designs     Design Sheet     DMC Embroidery Floss     No. 10 Crewel Embroidery Needle     Three Pieces of Polyester Organza Fabric 11 inches Square (27.5 cm Square) for Kit with 6 Designs

KIT COST: Click Here for Group Specials

Shadow Work Kit (6 Designs:Tulip, Iris, 3 x Butterflies and Canada Flag): $35.00 Canadian Dollars

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You may purchase just one design with the above kit contents and additional designs can be purchased at a minimal charge, which includes design sheet, fabric and threads.

Shadow Work Kit: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

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Additional Individual Design, Fabric and Thread: $5.00 CDN

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SUPPLIES

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).

9 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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Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars Each

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Canada Flag Key Ring Front

Canada Flag Key Ring Back

Pair of Shadow Work Designs in Perspex Frame Front

Pair of Shadow Work Designs in Perspex Frame Back

Angelfish Front

 

Angelfish Back

 

Shadow Work Tropical Fish Mobile

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ANGELFISH

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

Working the embroidery: The shadow work is worked in a backstitch 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.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 2 1/4 inches (5 1/2 cm)     Width: 4 inches (10 1/2 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet     A Range of 10 Coloured DMC Floss     No. 10 Crewel Embroidery Needle     A Piece of Polyester Organza Fabric 11 inches Square (27.5 cm Square)

KIT COST

Angelfish Shadow Work Kit: $25.00 Canadian Dollars

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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).

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

Quantity: View Cart


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

Quantity: Select Brand: View Cart


Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars Each

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Forest Front

 

Forest Back

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FOREST

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.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

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

KIT CONTENTS

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

Forest Shadow Work Kit: $30.00 Canadian Dollars

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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

Quantity: View Cart


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

Quantity: Select Brand: View Cart


Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars Each

Quantity: View Cart


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Squirrelfish Front

 

Squirrelfish Back

 

Shadow Work Tropical Fish Mobile

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SQUIRRELFISH

The Squirrelfish is an dvanced 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.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 2 3/4 inches (7 cm)     Width: 4 1/2 inches (11 1/4 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet     A Range of 10 Coloured DMC Floss     No. 10 Crewel Embroidery Needle     A Piece of Polyester Organza Fabric 11 inches Square (27.5 cm Square)

KIT COST

Squirrelfish Shadow Work Kit: $30.00 Canadian Dollars

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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).

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

Quantity: View Cart


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

Quantity: Select Brand: View Cart


Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars Each

Quantity: View Cart


View the   Shopping Cart for mailing costs.

Tree Frog Front

 

Tree Frog Back

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TREE FROG

The Tree Frog is in advanced 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.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 5 1/4 inches (13 cm)     Width: 5 1/4 inches (13 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet     A Range of 10 Coloured DMC Floss     No. 10 Crewel Embroidery Needle     A Piece of Polyester Organza Fabric 11 inches Square (27.5 cm Square)

KIT COST

Tree Frog Shadow Work Kit: $27.00 Canadian Dollars

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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).

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

Quantity: View Cart


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

Quantity: Select Brand: View Cart


Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars Each

Quantity: View Cart


View the   Shopping Cart for mailing costs.

SHADOW TRAPUNTO APPLIQUE

Shadow Trapunto applique is a simple shadow work where the design is padded with coloured wools and where the back does not have to be neat.

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I offer embroidery commissions and classes in all types of embroidery, please Contact me for any requests.

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MOORISH IDOL FISH

The Moorish Idol is a beginner to advanced shadow trapunto applique technique.

Working the embroidery: Backstitch is worked along the design lines of the Moorish Idol sewing the organza fabric and furnishing fabric together. Slits are cut in the back of the furnishing  fabric. The areas between the backstitches, the organza fabric and the furnishing fabric are stuffed with soft wool, creating a colourful, padded fish.

This piece can be worked by beginner to advanced embroiderers.

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

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 3 inches (7 1/2 cm)     Width: 4 1/2 inches (11 1/4cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet  •  A Range of 3 Coloured DMC floss  •  A Piece of Clear Organza Fabric 11 inches Square (28 cm Square)  •  A Piece of Furnishing Fabric 11 inches Square (28 cm Square)  •  3 Coloured Soft Wools  •  1 No. 10 Crewel Embroidery Needle    

KIT COST

Moorish Idol Shadow Appliqué Kit: $25.00 Canadian Dollars

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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).

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

Quantity: View Cart


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

Quantity: Select Brand: View Cart


Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars Each

Quantity: View Cart


View the   Shopping Cart for mailing costs.

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