Silk Shading

A bird of prey done using silk shading

These birds use silk shading or needlepainting. Like the Lioness blackwork, the bird of prey was based on a photo my husband took. The kingfisher incorporates spangles and beads into the design and is shot with gold thread.

A silk shading kingfisher with beads

Inspired by a William Morris design, this hoop has beautiful silk shading on the leaves and more stylised blossoms.

A silk shading based on a William Morris design