African American Complexion contains:
– 12 skeins of Soie d’Alger
– 5 spools of Soie Perlee
– 6 spools of Soie 1003
– 2 spools of Soie de Paris
– 1 spool each of Trebizond and Soie Gobelins.
Collections of silk thread organized by complexion type were designed provide the embroiderer with a realistic palette of flesh tone shades.
Traditionally professional embroiderers kept their “face” silks in a separate box from their other threads.
These silks vary in weight, type, texture and shade enabling you to create a range of effects—down to the finest features such as eyelids or fingertips.
You will notice none of the kits contain equally shaded values of the same color, because a face is never painted or portrayed in a single color.
Each kit is organized around an ethnic theme, but should not be considered a rigid definition, but a suggested guideline..
Threads can be used on both fabric and canvas.