Shadow Play
Aug 19

Shadow Play

by Embroiderers Guild of Western Australia
Date & Time
19 August 2023 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
(UTC+08:00) Australia/Perth

Registrations Close
29 July 2023 11:00 PM

Shadow Play

Members $60.00

Non Members $120.00

Registrations open 


Originally found in Whitework embroideries, today Shadow work is a group of techniques that place various materials behind a semi-transparent fabric. It is thought to have originated from the Indian Chikankari style, still popular today.

This lesson will introduce you to three types of Shadow work:

1. Embroidered, this type of shadow work uses herringbone stitches interlaced with running stitches.  This produces an interesting effect at the front of the work.

2. Appliqué, this effect is the result of two layers of fabric.  The upper layer is a see through fabric and the under layer can be any colour, shape or design

3. Padded, or Trapunto (Italian for stuffed).  This is a technique where an area of the design is padded with thread or another material from behind.  It also needs to be worked with two layers of fabric

Rita will take you through each technique, working a pretty floral and leaf piece which can be made into a sachet, book cover or decorate a garment or pocket

An interesting article about Shadow work can be found here:


Dates: Saturday 19th August 2023

Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm
Tutor: Rita Petters
Skill Level: All levels

Class Fees:

EGWA Member - $60.00

Non-Member - $120.00

What to bring:

A full kit will be provided, you may need to bring a magnifier if required and your usual sewing box.

Kit Cost:  TBC

Registrations will open on  at 9:00am & close  at 11:00pm.


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3A Moolanda Boulevard
Kingsley WA 6026
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Workshop Registrar Liz Robson

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