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Helen Richman combines her love for wildlife and embroidering in her work. Helen first draws her design onto tissue paper to tack it onto white felt, with the resultant tacking stitches becoming her guide. She then employs a hand embroidery technique called “silk shading” using stranded cotton threads. Each needle will have one strand and Helen will have up to 10 needles being used at the same time. She then builds up the texture and colour of the fur slowly, creating a few stitches at a…

Helen Richman combines her love for wildlife and embroidering in her work. Helen first draws her design onto tissue paper to tack it onto white felt, with the resultant tacking stitches becoming her guide. She then employs a hand embroidery technique call

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This is a collection of eight pieces created using silk shading to create some of the most iconic animals found on the British Isles. The silk shading technique

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Original hand embroidery of a Rabbit as part of my 'British WIldlife' collection. The piece took approximately 40 hours to complete using a blend of ten shades

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Original hand embroidery of a Hedgehog as part of my 'British WIldlife' collection. The piece took approximately 40 hours to complete using a blend of ten shade