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Shadow Worked Bird with Looped Bullions

If you are at all familiar with my embroidery designs, you've probably come to the conclusion that shadow work is my all-time favorite technique. I began working on perfecting my technique of the art sometime in the mid-1990s. The basic love of the technique grew into an obsession which later resulted in the publishing of my fifth book, "Perfecting the Art of Shadow Work," published by F+W Media. The project with which I am demonstrating the technique is from my long ago ceased Wendy's Embroidery Club. Although the Embroidery Club is no longer being published, the individual projects are still available by email request. [caption id="attachment_1836" align="aligncenter" width="846"]Shadow stitching animal shapes can be a bit tricky, but with a little practice, anyone can master it. The little flowers add dimension and enhance the shadow work images. Shadow stitching animal shapes can be a bit tricky, but with a little practice, anyone can master it. The little flowers add dimension and enhance the shadow work images.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1837" align="aligncenter" width="2129"]I usually provide a color key in my project directions to provide a visual of the completed design. I usually provide a color key in my project directions to provide a visual of the completed design.[/caption] stitching-the-bird   looped-bullion-flower [caption id="attachment_1839" align="aligncenter" width="573"]The dress pattern includes a matching bonnet and features sizes 6 months, 1, 2, and 3. The dress pattern includes a matching bonnet and features sizes 6 months, 1, 2, and 3.[/caption] The featured Embroidery Club project, (Volume 5; Number 1) is available via email to wendschoen@aol.com for $18.00 plus $2.00 shipping. The enclosed pattern includes sizes 6 months, 1, 2, and 3 and is tissue printed. Wendy's Mastering Shadow Work is only available from Wendy's Sewing Studio  in limited quantities for $25.00 plus shipping. Please inquire.