Menu

Cart

Shadow Work Butterfly 3 Kit

Shadow Work Butterfly 3 Kit

$12.29 USD

The Shadow Work Butterfly is a beginners surface embroidery technique.

The shadow work embroidery is made up of bands of herringbone stitch at the back of the fabric that show through at the front as a shadow of colour and is a simple for of 2-sided embroidery.

View Kit Details

Compare

Share:

The Shadow Work Butterfly is a beginners surface embroidery technique.

The shadow work embroidery is made up of bands of herringbone stitch at the back of the fabric that show through at the front as a shadow of colour. The technique was traditionally used for table coverings as the stitching was on the back of the work so that it was protected from being snagged/damaged.

I have designed my shadow work embroideries as pieces of art. The butterfly is an ideal size for a greeting card or displayed in a free standing perspex frame or displayed – hung in a needlework hoop.

I have discovered that the easiest method to stitch the herringbone stitch bands is from the front of the work by working back-stitch alternating back and fourth along two lines that are parallel to each other. The herringbone stitch is created on the back of the fabric when you switch back and fourth across the band and creates a shadow of colour through the organza fabric making this a double sided embroidery.

Once you receive the kit you will trace the outline of the butterfly onto the silk organza fabric with a sharp pencil, this is easy to do as the organza fabric is very easy to see through as it is almost transparent. Then the bands of back-stitch/herringbone stitch are worked on the butterfly design in different colours.

Each band is worked in a single strand of DMC embroidery giving the embroidery a lovely fine quality.

In the kit I provide a detailed instruction booklet with step-by-step diagrams and instructions on how to work the stitch and how to start and end a thread so that it is not visible.

It is important that the fabric is tight when you work the shadow work embroidery so that the bands of herringbone stitch do not pucker and distort the fabric so I recommend working the embroidery in a stretcher bar frame.

I am offering free on-going critique with this kit…..you can email me at any time if you have questions or would like me to critique your embroidery.


Embroidery Size:

  • 2 1/2 inches (5 cm) high by 2 1/2 inches (5 cm) wide

Kit Contents:

  • Instruction Booklet
  • Piece of Silk Organza Fabric 9 inches by 9 inches (22 1/2 cm by 22 1/2 cm)
  • Three Shades of DMC Embroidery Cotton Thread on a Numbered Thread Template
  • One Size 10 Crewel Embroidery Needles

Recommended Supplies:

Weight 0.09 kg
Dimensions 37 × 27 × 0.6 cm
icon

Other Things You Might Like

$1.80$42.62 USDSelect options

$1.80$42.62 USD

Bird of Paradise Kit

<a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-kits/modern-jacobean-kits/" rel="tag">Modern Jacobean Kits</a>, <a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-kits/surface-embroidery-kits/" rel="tag">Surface Embroidery Kits</a>
$1.80$42.62 USD

The Bird of Paradise is an advanced surface embroidery technique.

The design is inspired by traditional Jacobean tree motifs but on a smaller scale and incorporates modern materials such as silk ground fabric, cotton threads, metallic thread, organza fabrics and kid leather.

There are 22 surface embroidery stitches worked on the Bird of Paradise design.

View Kit Details

$1.80$42.62 USDSelect options

$0.00$29.51 USDSelect options

$0.00$29.51 USD

Holly – Free Instructions

<a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-kits/2-sided-embroidery-kits/" rel="tag">2-Sided Embroidery Kits</a>, <a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-kits/free-designs/" rel="tag">Free Designs</a>, <a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-supplies/information-pdf/" rel="tag">Information PDF Files</a>, <a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-kits/pdf-patterns/" rel="tag">PDF Patterns</a>, <a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-kits/surface-embroidery-kits/" rel="tag">Surface Embroidery Kits</a>
$0.00$29.51 USD

Free instructions for the Holly 2-Sided Embroidery.

The holly is a great design for learning how to do 2-sided (reversible) embroidery, in which the back looks like the front.

I provide the instructions for free in the form of a PDF file with 13 pages of diagrams and instructions for working the holly.

No part of the instructions can be used for commercial purposes, profited from, published in print or on the internet without permission from Tanja Berlin.

$0.00$29.51 USDSelect options

$45.08 USD

Mountmellick Corner Design Kit

<a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-kits/mountmellick-kits/" rel="tag">Mountmellick Kits</a>, <a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-supplies/mountmellick-supplies/" rel="tag">Mountmellick Supplies</a>, <a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-kits/surface-embroidery-kits/" rel="tag">Surface Embroidery Kits</a>, <a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-kits/white-work-kits-hand-embroidery-kits/" rel="tag">White Work Kits</a>
$45.08 USD

The Mountmellick Corner Design is an Irish white work hand embroidery technique in which heavy white cotton threads are used to work surface embroidery stitches creating a floral design on a heavy cotton satin jean fabric, which has a smooth and satin surface.

This is a great technique for any level of stitcher as the stitches are easy to work, there are 15 different surface embroidery stitches on the embroidery.

View Kit Details

$45.08 USDAdd to cart

$36.88 USD

Pendant – Metal Thread Pendant Swirl Kit #2

<a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-kits/beginners-kits-hand-embroidery-kits/" rel="tag">Beginners Kits</a>, <a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-kits/goldwork-kits/" rel="tag">Goldwork Kits</a>, <a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-kits/jewelry-kits/" rel="tag">Jewelry Kits</a>
$36.88 USD

The Metal Thread Pendant Swirl design is a beginners project. The kit of supplies comes with a instruction booklet and a 18 page PDF file with over 60 colour work-in-progress pictures to work the pendant. The pendant has the following colours:

  • Pearl Purl Colour 1: Black
  • Pear Purl Colour 2: Dark Purple
  • Pearl Purl Colour 3: Ivory
  • Wire Check Purl Colour: Red

Or choose your own colours for the pendant

View Kit Details

$57.37 USD

Jacobean Tree with Snail Kit

<a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-kits/jacobean-crewel-kits-hand-embroidery-kits/" rel="tag">Jacobean Crewel Kits</a>, <a href="https://berlinembroidery.com/product-category/hand-embroidery-kits/surface-embroidery-kits/" rel="tag">Surface Embroidery Kits</a>
$57.37 USD

The Jacobean Tree with Snail is for all level of embroiderers. The design uses traditional Jacobean motifs and is stitched in 8 traditional Jacobean colours in Appleton crewel wool on traditional linen twill fabric. The design comes drawn on the fabric so you do not have to be concerned about transferring the design yourself.

There are 20 surface embroidery stitches worked in a single strand of the crewel wool for each stitch on the design.

View Kit Details

$57.37 USDAdd to cart