shadow work technique
The shadow work technique is embroidered mainly on a transparent or semi-transparent fabric such as organdy or fine cotton veil.
You just have to embroider very tight Herringbone stitches on the back side of the fabric.
It may seem complicated at first, but in fact it’s very simple.
This project is embroidered on white organdy and DMC Color Variations cotton 4045 and 4124, all with 2 threads.
You can download the pattern of this chrysanthemum HERE.
Unlike the traditional way of doing shadow work, after several personal achievements, I came to the conclusion that it is easier to work on the right side of the fabric as for any normal embroidery rather than on the opposite side.
So, you will find below the shadow work made in my own way …