Shadow work by machine, is achieved by hooping a sheer fabric,and stitching a base with bright threads. By placing a top fabric of sheer Batiste fabric over the base, produces an opaque shadow effect that comes through the fabric when outlined.
CLASSIC EMBROIDERY DESIGNS SET ONE is a collection of over 90 vintage motifs and designs for hand embroidery. Suitable for embellishing heirloom garments and many other items with surface embroidery or shadow work. Available at http://craftsy.me/1NT4kJ9
A Special Christening Gown with Machine-Embroidered Shadow Work