• 120 Original Embroidery Designs

    Yoko Saito, a distinguished quilt artist, teacher and author in Japan, is most often known for her beautiful quilt designs. In fact, she is a master at many different handwork crafts.

    In this book, Yoko has created embroidery patterns for 120 original designs. She often combines the embroideries with appliqué and quilting to create what she calls 'patchwork embroidery'. Like all of her work, these designs are equally detailed and unique.

    She also includes 20 'patchwork embroidery' projects that include bags, wall hangings, keepsake boxes and more.

  • 18th Century Embroidery Techniques

    This lavishly illustrated book gives a full understanding of 18th-century embroidery techniques:

    • Tools / equipment
    • Embroiderers' working life
    • Each garment has full description, colour photos, clear line drawings, details on methods, stitches & threads used
    • Full details on silk embroidery, crewel / white-work, metal thread & spangles, quilting tambour and chain, novelty threads, Hollie Point, knotting

  • 200 Embroidered Flowers

    Learn how to stitch all your favourite flowers, leaves and foliage, with this collection of 200 step-by-step tutorials.

    • Discover how to stitch beautiful blooms including roses, daisies, daffodils, pansies and buttercups as well as more exotic blooms
    • Learn how to create all the floral motifs from a stitch library of less than 10 embroidery stitches
    • 10 projects for home decor items and accessories including a collar motif, pillow cover, table decoration, shoe embellishments and many more!

  • 501 Enchanting Embroidery Designs

    From a little hand sewn gift, to personalized linens and cushions, to a well-worn and well-loved pair of jeans, 501 Enchanting Embroidery Designs offers simple hand-embroidery motifs that highlight life's small pleasures:

    • Motifs from the kitchen or garden (teacups, fruits and cozy reminders of home)
    • Sweet feminine embellishments for your household zakka projects (flowers, pets, fashion elements)
    • Designs for your child's clothing drawn in a kid-friendly style
    • Traditional designs such as monogrammed initials and elegant borders

    These freestyle designs are easy even for novices and will add that special touch to anything – from an apron for your best friend to the neckline of your favourite top. You are certain to find designs here that are perfect for every occasion and any object which you wish to make special.

  • A Change of Seasons

    Folk-art style is always in season, and this collection of charming projects will dress up your home all year long. Stitch your way through four collections of projects that display the distinctive colours and rich textures of each season. Cozy photos will inspire you to decorate your home with cheerful and inviting decor accents you'll be proud to display.

    • Stitch inspiring designs, including quilts, wall hangings, pillows, framed pictures, banners and more
    • Freshen the look of your home and create seasonable gifts for holidays and special occasions year-round
    • Create gorgeous effects with three enjoyable techniques: easy wool appliqué, hand embroidery and patchwork

  • A Little Something

    Stitch a colourful array of cozy wool creations that will brighten any room in your home. Choose from a mix of cheerful little projects, including coasters, wall hangings, sewing accessories, bags and more.

    • Create stunning effects with easy hand stitching, simple appliqué and artful wool layering
    • Achieve an effortlessly embellished look with simple techniques that even beginners can master quickly
    • Detailed how-to photos and clear instructions are included

  • A Passion for Needlework

    A Passion For Needlework showcases exquisite and innovative hand-stitched pieces presented like never before. There are 12 brand new stitching masterpieces each hand selected to delight your senses and evoke passion with each project revealing its own story through galleries of lush photography, evocative imagery and meticulous how-to instructions, all for your stitching pleasure.

    The projects are provided by the following contributors: Lorna Bateman, Trish Burr, Jo Butcher, Alison Cole, Julie Kniedl, Deborah Love, Jenny McWhinney, Jane Nicholas, Susan O'Connor, Elisabetta Sforza and Judy Wilford.

  • A-Z of Bead Embroidery

    This comprehensive guide to bead embroidery features more than 30 stunning and versatile projects. With over 440 step-by-step photographs, it brings bead embroidery within the reach of anyone who can thread a needle.

    • Find out how to work tambour beading, beadpoint, padded beading, how to handle sequins and bugle beads, and so much more
    • Discover the best tools for the task and learn to identify different beads by their size, shape and finish
    • Full of hints, tips and historical insights, and all patterns are provided

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  • A-Z of Embroidered Flowers

    A delightful guide to recreating an alphabet of blooms, from Alyssum to Zinnia, through the intricate medium of embroidery.

    Garden enthusiasts and embroidery lovers alike will enjoy poring over this handy guide for inspiration on how to replicate their favourite floral bouquets using needle, thread and plenty of creativity.

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  • A-Z of Embroidered Motifs

    A–Z of Embroidered Motifs features over 120 bullion designs, 146 step-by-step photographs, hints and patterns.

    From clowns to airships to roses and lavender, this book is full of inspirational ideas and practical advice. Beautifully photographed and illustrated, each individual motif is a miniature work of art and will enthral experienced and notice needleworkers alike.
    • Comprehensive guide to embroidery motifs
    • Full of hints and tips covering all the embroiderer needs to know
    • Revamped design with a durable soft cover for this long-awaited reprint

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  • A-Z of Embroidery Stitches

    A-Z of Embroidery Stitches is designed to encourage you to try new techniques, explore new horizions, and above all, to experiment.

    This comprehensive guide to embroidery stitches contains all the embroiderer needs to know to work dozens of stitches, and includes full advice on everything from choosing materials, beginning and ending a thread and using hoops to working as a left-handed embroiderer and learning how to paint threads.

    Step-by-step photography and clear instructions make the techniques achievable for beginners as well as providing an invaluable reference guide for experienced embroiderers.

    • Comprehensive guide to embroidery stitches
    • Full of hints and tips covering all the embroiderer needs to know
    • Revamped design with a durable soft cover for this long-awaited reprint

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  • A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2

    Combined with the original A–Z of Embroidery Stitches, this book completes a comprehensive dictionary of embroidery stitches and techniques. It offers every embroiderer a perfect way to add variety and interest to every new stitching project.

    • Comprehensive guide to embroidery stitches
    • Ultra-clear visuals make it easy to learn new techniques
    • Historical insights and beautiful embroideries add to the inspiration
    • Full of hints and tips covering all the embroiderer needs to know
    • Revamped design with a durable soft cover for this long-awaited reprint

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  • A-Z of Goldwork with Silk Embroidery

    This book is full of practical expertise on how to create beautiful goldwork embroideries, enhanced with silk embroidery, while conveying the history and tradition of goldwork down the years.

    • Clearly illustrated instructions
    • Detailed information about the threads and equipment needed
    • Full of hints and tips to help you achieve the best results
    • Revamped design with a durable soft cover for this long-awaited reprint

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  • A-Z of Heirloom Sewing

    Discover the delights of heirloom sewing, a collection of fine needlework techniques that imitate French hand sewing.

    The use of delicate fabrics trimmed with lace, entredeux, ribbon and tucks are common characteristics of this beautiful technique. Perfect for adding that extra special touch to christening gowns, children's clothes, wedding dresses and delicate garments, this book has methods for every skill level.

    • Over 700 clear step-by-step photographs to help you achieve the perfect finish
    • Filled with detailed instructions and useful hints
    • Revamped design with a durable soft cover for this long-awaited reprint

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  • A-Z of Needlepoint

    A–Z of Needlepoint is a must have addition to any embroiderer's library.

    • Encompasses 65 stitches, including the most popular and commonly known
    • Easy to follow instructions
    • Over 1200 step-by-step photographs
    • Up-to-date information about fabrics, threads and tools along with dozens of helpful hints
    • Revamped design with a durable soft cover for this long-awaited reprint

  • A-Z of Ribbon Embroidery

    The appeal of ribbon embroidery is timeless and thousands of embroiderers have been captivated by its ease of use and fabulous results. This book is a complete manual for the beginner through to the advanced embroiderer featuring:

    • Step-by-step photographs and clear instructions that take you through all the stiches and techniques
    • Advice on choosing ribbons, fabrics, needles and frames, as well as a host of other hints and tips
    • 40 exquisite designs with full detail provided on the materials and stitches
    • Templates, a pattern key and a comprehensive index

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  • A-Z of Sewing for Smockers

    This extensive how-to text focuses on garment construction for smocking enthusiasts and is the ideal companion to the A–Z of Smocking.

    Presented in an easy to use style, this book is overflowing with hundreds of step-by-step photographs and invaluable hints for creating beautiful heirloom garments from blouses to bridesmaids' dresses.

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  • A-Z of Smocking

    A–Z of Smocking features every smocking stitch, clearly explained for beginners, but also has inspiring examples and new or little-known techniques to appeal to experienced smockers. It features:

    • How to work the stitches, read graphs, and select colours, fabric and threads
    • How to pleat and block a garment, giving advice on different techniques such as ribbon weaving, counterchange, template and freeform smocking and much more
    • Hints, ideas all the stitches and techniques
    • 1000 inspirational photographs

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  • A-Z of Stumpwork

    Take an exciting journey into the world of raised embroidery with clear step-by-step photographs and instructions and stunning designs from around the world. Each design is beautifully presented with colour photography, easy-to-follow instructions and full-size pattern. There is expert advice on the materials and tools you need to ensure success and enjoyment, and tips and hints to help you perfect your stitches and techniques.

    • Comprehensive guide to stumpwork
    • Full of hints and tips covering all the embroiderer needs to know
    • Over 400 step-by-step photographs and 20 stunning designs
    • Revamped design with a durable soft cover for this long-awaited reprint

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