From the world-renowned Royal School of Needlework, this beautiful book is a rich source of embroidery techniques, stitches and projects, covering eight key subjects in detail: crewelwork, bead embroidery, stumpwork, canvaswork, goldwork, whitework, blackwork and silk shading.
Containing all the trusted, bestselling content from the RSN Essential Stitch Guide series, plus a new section on mounting your finished work, this fantastic book is a must-have for all embroiderers. Fully redesigned and integrated, the original eight titles have been given a new lease of life in this larger format.$49.99
This handbook will be an invaluable resource for all embroiderers – the beginner looking for basic information, and the more experienced seeking confirmation and extension of their knowledge. Features include:
- Advice on equipment and materials and transferring designs
- Over 150 stitches are illustrated with full-colour step-by-step photographs
- Each step is clearly explained and variations or combinations of the stitches are shown
- Techniques and stitches for use with stranded cottons, silk ribbons, wool and beads, combined with enticing photographs of finished projects, provide endless inspiration
- Scattered throughout the book are hints and information to increase the enjoyment of embroidery
This beautiful book will inspire and encourage you to try this exciting technique and create your own exquisite designs. Features include:
- Practical advice on working with threads, as well as how to stretch and prepare fabrics
- Over 900 photographs to guide you through a wide range of decorative and raised stitches
- Detailed instructions on combining stumpwork with a range of other techniques to create unique designs
- 10 projects show how to use the stitches in designs, including stumpwork human figures
This step-by-step project book is all about making little flowers in silk and organza ribbon. Packed with information and many new techniques, it will inspire every silk ribbon enthusiast, from the beginner to the advanced, to share in the joy of learning how to make beautiful life-like flowers and little creatures in ribbon and thread.
All completed projects are smaller than A4 size and templates of all the original designs are included, with easy-to-follow instructions on how to layer the embroidery and stumpwork to achieve the exquisite three-dimensional effect. An extensive range of step-by-step photographs as well as a complete gallery of stitches make it virtually impossible to go wrong.This is the first collaboration between internationally acclaimed Di van Niekerk and Russian embroiderer extraordinaire, Marina Zherdeva.
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Dive into Laura’s delightful world of embroidery and learn how to create small, free-form embroidery pieces that are alive with colour and texture.
With instructions for 21 basic embroidery stitches and 6 projects, all in Laura’s signature colourful, whimsical style, you’ll transform a flat, plain surface into a joyful, design-packed art piece. Stitch on wool, felt or silk, and enjoy the simple pleasure of slow stitching.
- Begin with simple shapes and fill them with improvisational stitchery
- Change up the provided designs, swapping out colours and trying new stitch combinations, to create your own unique work
- Includes a gallery of display ideas, as well as additional ideas for using free-form stitching
This practical, contemporary guide to the exciting and varied world of raised embroidery is written by Kelley Aldridge, an expert teacher with the Royal School of Needlework.
The book features an introduction to the RSN and its prestigious heritage. It reveals the history and context of raised embroidery and showcases galleries of inspiring raised embroidery work. This is primarily a practical, instructional guide that offers a complete grounding in the techniques you need for raised embroidery: it contains a comprehensive stitch guide and leads the reader through each technique using clear step-by-step photography and easy-to-follow expert guidance.
The book contains three beautiful projects that put these techniques into practice and showcase additional advanced techniques.
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Who can resist the alluring sparkle and infinite palette of beautiful beads, artfully worked to create truly spectacular results? By applying the time-honoured techniques and traditions of Japanese embroidery, beautiful beaded motifs are brought to life.
Discover a whole new world of beading through the pages of this superb book which includes detailed step-by-step diagrams, full descriptions of the techniques involved and fabulous photography. Nine stunning projects are included ranging from simple beginner designs to a sumptuous evening bag.$44.99
Unlock the secrets of this superb embroidery style through the pages of this long awaited book. Features include:
- 7 exquisite projects
- Unique stitch techniques
- Clear, concise instruction
- Step-by-step stitch diagrams
- Outstanding colour photographs
- Perforated full size design sheets
Explore nature through a combination of textiles and embroidery in this new, modernised edition of Gilda Baron's inspirational, innovative, step-by-step work.
Using painted and dyed backgrounds, and hand and machine embroidery, this guide presents a wonderful variety of three dimensional landscape and flower embroideries. A number of techniques are employed when applying colour to the fabric including batik, salt discharge and brushing dye into a wet surface. Beautiful pictures are then stitched and built up over the background in easy stages. The feeling of perspective is enhanced by the clever use of scale and colour, and all the techniques are explained clearly and demonstrated in a series of stunning projects.
Anyone interested in pattern, texture and colour will discover a wealth of inspiration when they work through the projects. These highly individual designs will encourage beginners and more experienced embroiderers to create their own embroidered flower designs.
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From pillows to bags, art quilts to journals, explore the range of sewing projects that The Art of Whimsical Stitching provides! Mixed-media artist, Joanne Sharpe, shares her favourite methods of stitching so that you can feel inspired by the endless patterns and techniques.
Whether you’re a seasoned stitcher or just starting out, this guide will walk you through the details of sewing so that you can learn and apply your practices. With more than a dozen techniques, you will end up with a collection of funky and fun artwork. Your artistic repertoire will grow greatly as you tackle different ideas – collage, stencilling, free-motion stitching, fused appliqué lettering and hand embroidery are just some of the techniques you will learn.
This book features:
- Step-by-step instructions and images
- More than a dozen stitching techniques
- Functional and imaginative projects
Have fun with paints, markers and dyes and don’t be scared to incorporate your own designs into the patterns. This book easily allows for self-growth and you will be surprised by the enjoyment that comes with mixed-media work.$39.99
25 timeless designs of birds, butterflies and flowers in cushions, rugs and hangings inspired by William Morris, William de Morgan and Tiffany. All projects suitable for beginners, most are worked in tent stitch on canvas, stitch-by-stitch colour charts, complete requirements, colour photos of designs in situ and sources of inspiration discussed. Basics section. Bestselling 'Victorian Needlepoint' revised / updated.$29.99
With a sketchbook feel that suggests a sense of a work in progress, Jan combines historical facts with the practical aspects of creating such a mammoth piece of art through detailed illustrations and thoughtful stories.
After extensive research this fascinating account will help to you place the embroidery in plausible context. Discover the women involved in embroidering the piece-their identities, materials, methods, organization, working conditions, and venues.$39.99
Produced in close collaboration with the Royal School of Needlework, this work is an expert guide to all aspects of bead embroidery, including information on counted thread beadwork, bead embroidery, beaded surface embroidery and fringing.
Acclaimed embroiderer Shelley Cox shares stitches and techniques for every sort of needlework that involves beads. An exploration of various decorative effects are included alongside hundreds of instructional colour photographs, making this a fantastic sourcebook and an invaluable reference for beadwork.$29.99
Embroider five beautiful Tudor floral designs using 12 basic stitches with comprehensive advice on design, materials, equipment and how to trace, frame up, prepare and knot your threads in preparation for starting.The first three projects are designed to progressively teach you the stitches and build up your skills. Captioned colour photos demonstrate all steps needed to complete each project.
The two final projects combine all the stitches and step-by-step photos show you how to stretch your completed work. All designs have full-page colour photos and line drawings.$24.99
This popular and enduring book by Ruth Chamberlin was first published in 2006 and is still held in high regard today. It now returns as a Search Press Classic, with the addition of a foreword by the illustrious embroiderer and world-renowned blogger Mary Corbet .
Those who love this traditional form of embroidery can now learn the essential techniques and create their own exquisite embroideries with this easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide. Through careful and detailed instruction, Ruth Chamberlin aims to teach the reader how to create beautiful goldwork motifs, which together form an impressive sampler to show off their work.
Covering a range of designs, stitches and techniques, with templates throughout and examples of the author's inspiring work, this book provides a firm basis on which the reader can build future projects and continue on their goldwork journey.
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Beginner's Guide to Mountmellick demonstrates 13 stitches, including couching, coral knot, Mountmellick stitch, Portugese knotted stem stitch, knitted fringes, etc. Patterns feature dog roses, corn, blackberries poppies, ivy, vines, corn, daisies and other motifs from the Irish countryside.
Photos of materials, tools and methods walk you every step of the way. Includes brief history.$24.99
Learn how to create exquisite, delicately embroidered silk ribbon flowers, including foxgloves, roses, hydrangeas, delphiniums, primroses, geraniums, irises, poppies... and much more. A small selection of stitches is used to create a wide variety of flowers. All the techniques are explained in detailed step-by-step sequences.
- A best-selling, timeless classic redesigned for modern embroiderers
- Suitable for beginners and more experienced embroiderers
- Clear, step-by-step instruction and beautiful designs
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Learn how to transfer a design, prepare the fabric, frame up and then embroider the few simple stitches that create silk shading (long / short, stem, chain, French Knots). Create four exquisite designs that feature climbing leaves, tulips, butterflies and dog roses.
Both beginners and experienced embroiderers will be inspired by this beautiful guide and its easy-to-follow instructions with step-by-step colour photos.$24.99
In this guide to blackwork, graduate apprentice and tutor at the Royal School of Needlework, Becky Hogg, shows how to develop many different patterns from the basic blackwork stitches, using detailed instructions and beautiful examples of traditional and contemporary embroideries.
The extensive stitch library features over 37 patterns including methods for shading, breaking up patterns and combining techniques.
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Boho Embroidery includes instructions for 10 different embroidery stitches and discusses how to use colour and neutral shades effectively. The author then gives tips about where to find inspiration, and teaches how to create hoops for effective embroidery. It will visually inspire creativity with the goal of creating your own textile art that can be displayed in a hoop, or that can be applied "outside the hoop" and onto other objects.
There are 10 different projects ranging from linens to hair clips to buttons – all projects show practical ways to embellish with embroidery and appliqué. The book wraps up with the author's suggestions on how to explore your own creativity with pattern suggestions for making your own hoops or accessories.$49.99$44.99
Boutis, also known as Provençal quilting, is a specific sewing technique dating back to the 17th-19th centuries, developed mainly in and around Marseilles. Used initially to embellish corsets, baby apparel and bedspreads, Boutis work developed into more elaborate and ornate attire, such as wedding dresses and swaddling clothes, as well as trousseaux and other luxury goods. Patterns are revealed via narrow tunnels that are stuffed with yarn, creating raised areas giving off both shadow and light.
In this book, Kumiko Nakayama has carefully hand-drawn all of her diagrams and patterns so as to ensure the finesse that this long-lost art represents. The 21 projects of varying difficulties are explained in detail and accompanied with elegant photos – a wedding skirt, lamp shade, purses, baby bib and bonnet, silk cuffs and collar, tablecloth – there is a project for everyone!
For those who are curious about learning this gorgeous art, a project specifically geared to beginners is thoughtfully outlined to ensure success. Also included are three diagrams to make tunnels of different widths, depending upon the project you choose to make.
From Quiltmania with text in English and French. Includes full size pattern pull-outs.$69.99
Rachel Doyle presents an expert guide to canvaswork, and includes complete information on the major stitches while offering stunning new design ideas. Here you will find:
- Diagonal stitches, horizontal and vertical stitches, raised, textured and filling stitches
- Decorative effects are explored
- A fantastic source book and an invaluable reference for canvaswork stitches
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Features 18 original designs by this popular designer and includes ideas for cushions, belts and chair seats-all inspired by the artistry of the Celts. With easy-to-follow charts and instructions throughout.
- Geometric Key Patterns; Cushion, Glasses Case, Workbox Cover and Footstool Cover
- Spiral Patterns; Cushion, Chessboard, Sewing Case, Pincushion
- Knotwork Patterns; Hexagonal Cushion, Belt, Carpet Seat Cushion
- Bird and Tree Patterns; Eagle Tile Cushion, Interlaced Heron Bookmark, Tree of Life Panel, Circular Bird Stool Cover
- Animal Patterns; Beast-head Belt, Lion and Lamb Rug, Lion Tile Cushion
- Plus: Needlepoint techniques
Embroidery in China is a true art form, one that has been practiced for over 2000 years. In Chinese Embroidery, you'll discover everything from the history of the art to the different schools in different ages and their styles to knowledge about selection, collection and preservation of embroidered articles.
The book contains over 200 full-colour photos of works and step-by-step guides – all of which help to explain and analyse over 20 kinds of needlework and teach comprehensive application of these basic skills – with over 40 exquisite projects.
Stimulate your imagination and creativity as you learn about the pattern-oriented art and traditional culture of China and master the embroidery craftsmanship unique to it.$34.99
Gail Pan's whimsical, cheerful embroidery style is incredibly easy to re-create, whether you're an experienced stitcher or have never picked up a needle. Think you're too busy to make gifts for the holidays? Finishing is easy with projects that are so portable and quick you can stitch while travelling, socializing, or even as you wait for an appointment.
- Gail explains it all: which needles to use, how to choose thread, how to mark the designs on fabric, how to make each stitch and more
- Featuring festive designs to bedeck gift tags, bags, wall hangings, Christmas stockings, table runners, sewing accessories and much more
- Enjoy a satisfying and relaxing way to decorate your home for the holidays – or create one-of-a-kind gifts from the heart
An edited bindup of the two popular books from Gina Marion (Creative Hardanger, Decorative Designs in Hardanger) this one volume contains what you need (and need to know) to get started.
- Tips on how to create your own designs
- Stitches, techniques and colour photos of the 50+ superb projects: Christmas decorations, a beautiful shawl, pincushions, cushions, tray cloth, coasters, doilies, cards, samplers, Christening gown, wedding cushion, floral vest – many use coloured fabric / threads; some bead / metallic thread embellishments
- User-friendly, illustrated instruction will suit any embroiderer interested in this style