Silk Shading Hedgehog


Learn the beautiful embroidery technique of silk shading to create this charming hedgehog design. Fine stranded cotton threads are used to delicately blend between colours and to build up the texture of fur and spines.

Silk Shading refers to the hand embroidery technique which uses a variety of long and short stitches and colour blending in stranded cotton or silk threads. Often referred to as painting with a needle, this technique can be used to create realistic texture, shading and enables the embroiderer to create designs which have a life-like quality.

This simple design will introduce you to split stitch, satin stitch and long and short stitch, all of which are essential when creating a piece of silk shading.

This kit includes all of the threads, fabrics and needles required to complete this beautiful hand embroidery design and the clear instruction booklet with step by step photographs will guide you easily through your project.

The olive green background fabric is provided with the design already transferred on for you.


Materials included in the kit: olive green cotton fabric, calico fabric, DMC stranded cotton threads and size 10 embroidery needles.

Difficulty level: intermediate

Design dimensions: 6.5cm x 4.5cm

Additional equipment required: 6 inch ring frame and embroidery scissors.