• A-Z of Thread Painting

    This comprehensive guide shows all the stitches and techniques needed for thread painting.

    • Fully annotated step-by-step photographs and detailed instructions
    • Dozens of beautiful designs, clearly photographed and accompanied by a pattern, full instructions and a stitch direction diagram
    • Revamped design with a durable soft cover for this long-awaited reprint

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  • A-Z of Whitework

    A–Z of Whitework is the ultimate resource for beginning and experienced needlecrafters who want to discover the timeless appeal of whitework in its many forms.

    • Over 1000 step-by-step photos
    • Encompassing candlewicking, Mountmellick, cut work, appliqué, shadow work and net embroidery
    • Includes many useful tips and fascinating historical information
    • Revamped design with a durable soft cover for this long-awaited reprint

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  • A-Z of Wool Embroidery

    This title explores the handiest stitches and techniques for use in the practice of wool embroidery.

    Clear step-by-step instructions lead the reader through the stitches themselves; and beautiful designs created by readers of Inspirations magazines in Australia aid the reader in putting the techniques into practice. A great accompaniment and follow-on to the A–Z of Embroidery Stitches.

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  • Art of Chinese Embroidery

    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

  • Art of Elegant Hand Embroidery, Embellishment and Applique

    Master teacher Janice Vaine fashions a needlework garden filled with exquisite, floral-themed blocks to instruct and inspire today's needle artists. Full-colour photos, step-by-step instructions and accurate illustrations show how to create needle-art flowers that will bloom for years to come. The book features:

    • Over 100 4" and 8" appliqué blocks
    • Exquisite 16" block
    • Embellished corner swag
    • 6 needleturn appliqué techniques
    • 62 embroidery stitches
    • 20 ribbonwork techniques
    • 8 stumpwork techniques
    • 10 fabric techniques

    All patterns are provided on a DVD that comes with the package.

    This beautiful book will not be forgotten on a shelf, but instead is going to be right next to my comfy sewing chair offering me both technical instruction when needed, and quiet moments of study and reflection. I thoroughly enjoy examining the clear, concise illustrations and skillfully written text. Elly Sienkiewicz

  • Art of Embroidered Flowers

    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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  • Artfully Embroidered

    Artfully Embroidered reinvents vintage embroidery through a modern aesthetic. Traditional Japanese and western motifs are made new with colour and embellishment, and 25 embroidered patterns demonstrate the beauty of the traditional designs while keeping the projects fresh and modern-looking for today's sewists.

    • Step-by-step instructions and templates allow you to create lovely sewn or embroidered projects or use the hand embroidery motifs on their own designs
    • Projects include a variety of handbags, totes, coin purses and compacts, as well as book and tablet covers
    • Offers visual examples of embroidery used as embellishment on clothing and linens
    • Includes patterns for selected projects

  • Arts and Crafts Needlepoint
    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.
  • Bayeux Tapestry Embroiderers' Story

    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.

  • Bead Embroidery Stitch Samples
    Bead Embroidery Stitch Samples goes beyond basic and traditional embroidery stitches to incorporate beads, allowing you to create delicate and striking trims and embellishments.

    Stitch patterns range from elegantly simple single motifs, to complex all over patterns to three-dimensional designs. Along with step-by-step instructions are numerous examples of how to use and place the motifs on hems, pockets, cuffs, collars and handbags; or as home décor trim on pillows, curtains or lampshades.

    Patterns emphasize beaded edgings and trims, as opposed to heavy, solid beaded fabric motifs found in other beaded embroidery books.
  • Bead Embroidery: Essential Stitch Guides

    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.

  • Beginner's Guide to Crewel Embroidery

    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.

  • Beginner's Guide to Goldwork

    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 Embroidery

    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.

  • Beginner's Guide to Silk Ribbon Embroidery

    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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  • Beginner's Guide to Silk Shading

    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.

  • Bird Dance

    The inspiration for Sue Spargo's Bird Dance came from tiles found on a Sicilian farmhouse floor and the quilt is a tribute to the glories and history of that beautiful Mediterranean island. The quilt design features:

    • General guidelines and materials list
    • 30 blocks with detailed instructions, full-size templates and stitch guides
    • Border and finishing instructions

    The finished quilt measures 110 x 95 cm (43½ x 37½ inches).

    About the Author Sue Spargo is a renowned folk quilt designer, noted for her colourful wool appliqué that is transformed by her rich and creative embellishment.

  • Blackwork: Essential Stitch Guides

    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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