Shadow Quilting

Example of shadow quilting. Example of shadow quilting.

Shadow quilting is a technique that is comparable to corded quilting. A double outline with small running stitches is worked through two layers of thin, sheer material (such as organdie or a fine silk), rather than a thicker, opaque material in the case of corded quilting.

The two lines of stitching form a narrow channel into which a cord or thick yarn (usually cotton or wool) is threaded from the back. This creates a series of lines in relief. Sometimes the wadding is coloured, giving an extra dimension to the end result.

See also: trapunto

Digital soure of illustration (retrieved 28 May 2016).

Source: THOMAS, Mary (1936). Mary Thomas’s Embroidery Book, London: Hodder and Stroughton, p. 234.


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