Silk shading

Silk shading is known as needle painting, thread painting, soft shading, and natural shading, tapestry shading, long and short and simply 'shading'.

This technique is used to shade flowers, animals, birds, beasts and figures, shading with light and shade, and blending with colour and tone.

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From the Blog

A Basic Silk Shading Tutorial . . . .
Wed, 05 Aug 2020

An article in interweave.com . . .
Wed, 09 Jan 2019

TextileArtist.org
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