Shiny fabrics give a glowing backdrop to your stitches. Here I've used sheer bits of organza to add an ethereal air to the embroidered flowers:
I painted the hoop with a pewter spray paint to give an extra bit of shine to the piece. From different angles you can see various threads sparkling:
Silk dupion fabric is ideal for shiny embroidery. It is sturdy, it has fantastic texture and a good weave, and it really shines!
Fabric from The Silk Route. Have you stitched on shiny fabric? Tell us all about it!
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