• 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 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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  • 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: 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.

  • 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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  • Boho Embroidery

    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.

  • Canvaswork: Essential Stitch Guides

    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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  • Celtic Needlepoint

    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.

    Designs include:

    • 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

  • Chinese Embroidery

    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.

  • Christmas Patchwork Loves Embroidery

    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

  • Classic Hardanger

    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