This book contains a stunning collection of contemporary embroidery motifs with bold colour palettes for you to stitch away at for hours on end. The 50 motifs include abstract and geometric patterns, botanical motifs, hand-lettered designs and much more, and will inspire you to get stitching in fresh and imaginative ways.
Beginners will learn to master the 10 basic stitches and skills needed to create the motifs inside, all clearly explained in an attractive, approachable way; then, whether you're new to embroidery or the more experienced stitcher, your hand stitching skills can flourish by stitching the motifs onto 20 beautiful and practical projects inside, all featuring easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, lovely photography and helpful templates.$29.99
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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Slip into serenity through your stitches with this collection of 24 beautiful, meditative mandalas by Carina Envoldsen-Harris.
The book offers 12 large and 12 smaller mandalas to embroider, which Carina explains how to make through simple, beautiful stitch diagrams and keys. Only 10 stitches have been used to create all the mandalas, and each one is explained and accompanied by clear, step-by-step diagrams at the beginning of the book.
In addition, there are notes on what you need in your basic embroidery kit from fabrics through to needles and thread which means those new to embroidery can start their journey to mindfulness right away. With Carina's gentle guidance beginners can also learn how to display their creations in embroidery hoops, including the much-loved Dandelyne hoops which the 12 mini mandalas can fit inside perfectly.
If you are less confident about jumping straight into embroidery or are pressed for time, 24 corresponding black and white motifs can be found on transfer sheets at the back of the book, which you can iron onto your chosen fabric multiple times. There is also a final, mystical mandala template included for you to transfer, allowing you to test your new embroidery skills and develop your new-found creativity.
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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
Working from numerous traditional loom weaving graphs and patterns, Hazel Blomkamp has updated, modified and documented 42 techniques, providing you with the basic weaving methods needed to create stunning embroidered pieces.
Beginning with general information and tips on the weaving technique, she then dives straight into the stitches, which are broken down into detailed, helpful steps. Each weaving pattern is accompanied by a clear diagram and at least one photographed example of one of Hazel's beautiful woven pieces, giving you that extra visual reference as you work.
All the stitches have been detailed on one side of the page only, allowing you to place your magnetic cross-stitch board underneath. You can then use the magnetic rulers that come with the board to mark the row that you are working on, making the instructions easier to follow. The spine is wire-bound, allowing the pages to lie flat while you work, and the books notebook-size fits perfectly in a work bag for easy transportation while stitching on the go.
With all the stitches needed for needle weaving embroidery at their fingertips, both new and experienced embroiderers will find inspiration from this invaluable resource.
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Combine cotton and wool thread to create embroidery motifs and projects that are beautiful, contemporary and great for beginners!
Through her unique combination of wool and cotton thread, designer Yumiko Higuchi reinvents traditional embroidery for modern makers. Simply Stitched includes 20 beautiful embroidery motifs, plus project and instructions. Use these stunning designs to create accessories, clothing and home decor.
Enjoy classic embroidery motifs that are made new with fresh colour combinations and incredibly textured detail. Embellish a child's sweater with colourful candy motifs, create a holiday stocking that's sure to become a family heirloom or stitch a simple linen tote. With Simply Stitched, youll be inspired to embroider every available surface!$29.99
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$39.99
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
Embroidery has never looked this good or been so colourful – 65 projects to stitch your way to a more colourful home.Both beginner and experienced stitchers alike will find dozens of embroidery projects that add exuberance to every room in the house.
The collection opens with pillow covers in dancing colours on unexpected patterns and fabrics, such as stripes and plaids, velvets and corduroys. For kitchens, Kristin offers a joyfully polka-dotted tea cozy or jewel-bright, purchased napkins and tablecloth creatively stitched with floral motifs. And there is so much more!
Many projects feature fabrics from flea markets and thrift shops, with complete how-to on hand-felting and hand-dyeing sweaters and blankets for the very softest, most colourful look. With her ribbon-stitched craft boxes, embroidered stationery and even a pair of espadrilles, the author explores an exciting world of embroidering on unexpected surfaces and materials.$34.99
The author provides a greater awareness of how colour affects our embroidery and what brings it to life.
Each aspect is clearly illustrated by example and includes tools for selecting colours, choosing shades that enhance, why some shades blend 'better' than others and the importance of contrast with light and shadow.
There are projects to represent each colour group including stunning roses, camellias, fruit and bee-eater birds.
The highlight includes chapters on colour combinations and complementary colours. These include more than 200 stitched examples with DMC thread keys, plus colour schemes.$49.99
Now in one volume – two popular books: Stumpwork Embroidery: Designs and Projects and Stumpwork Embroidery: Collection of Fruits, Flowers and Insects for Contemporary Raised Embroidery.
The materials, equipment, techniques, stitches, directions and projects are in an easy-to-follow format, illustrated with diagrams, colour plates. Projects with templates for needlework kit, jewellery, pictures. . . A must-have for all embroiderers.$49.99
This book provides everything you need to know, from the types and formats of embroidery design available, how to get them off the internet and into your machine, how to stabilize fabric, which threads and needles to use to get the best results, and of course how to use these designs creatively for beautiful results.
It will also help you make the most of the built-in embroidery stitches that most sewing machines offer, but which are mostly forgotten about! Also included is an invaluable quick reference section, with expert advice on troubleshooting some common problems, and a guide to what to look for if you are thinking of buying one of these fabulous machines.
- Get the most from your machine using inbuilt stitches
- Great for all machine models
- Advice, techniques, ideas and tips to get the best embroidery from your sewing machine
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Once you pick up your needle and thread, you won't want to put them down! Enjoy stitching small and sweet quilted projects with embroidered accents, including a table topper, pincushion, tote bag, wall hangings and more.
- Create decor for your entire home with designs you can customize with your favourite colours and fabrics
- Add simple embroidery motifs including birds, flowers, hearts and houses for the whimsical look you love
- Clear how-to illustrations and beginner-friendly instructions are included
Recycle everyday items to create artful hand and machine embroidered textile pieces - bags, bowls, vessels, hangings, etc. Packed with ideas for using diverse salvaged material: paper, fabric, fibres, plastic, wood, metal, dried flowers, broken jewellery, souvenirs . . .
Simple instructions guide you through a variety of ideas, and each technique is illustrated with inspiring works from the world's leading contemporary embroiderers.$32.99
Creative Texturing is designed to take you through Sue Spargo’s creative process of designing, planning and executing highly textural pieces.
Discover the beauty of texture through an array of techniques. Learn how to acquire inspiration, develop a design, choose textiles, layer, embellish, edge and successfully attain surface texture and textural depth within your pieces.
- Follow the author’s step-by-step approach to create beautiful pieces
- Learn each stich quickly from the clear illustrations
- Add to your understanding with the help of the concise, written instructions
In a fusion of crewel and surface embroidery, Trish has broken boundaries with her unique sense of colour and shading by interpreting a mix of thread painting and Australian wool embroidery.
The 17 beginner, intermediate and advanced projects use a minimum of stitches to create exciting, easily achievable effects. Step-by-step colour photos, illustrations, directions, and row-by-row colour keys make stitching the different floral arrangements a joy.$39.99
Shelagh Amor has presented a comprehensive guide to crewel embroidery. She guides the embroiderer through colour choices and design to make an exciting piece of work.
There is something here for all crewel embroiderers, from the beginner to the advanced. The aim of this book is to give confidence to the novice embroiderer and to provide a design source for the more experienced embroiderer.
As with all embroidery techniques, the working of crewel embroidery is meant to be an enjoyable pursuit. It is adaptable to a wide range of purposes such as fashion items, soft furnishings and wall hangings. This book demonstrates how surface stitches are used in crewel work and explains some rules which will help the embroiderer to achieve the best results.$29.99
Keeping to a theme started in Crewel Twists, Hazel Blomkamp continues the concept of using non-traditional techniques and materials in crewel or Jacobean embroidery. It showcases four large projects, each with an accompanying small project similar in technique, and shows needle workers how to be creative with threads, alternative stitches and beads.
Traditional techniques are explained but are extended with the use of bead embroidery, needle lace techniques and stitches not normally used in crewel work. Many new needle lace and bead embroidery techniques are incorporated, and the book also explores weaving techniques used to create textures like twill and lace weaves, as well as patterns similar to tartan and houndstooth check.
Every project is clearly explained with step-by-step instructions and lots of photographs, and the completed embroideries are once again displayed in ways that are both decorative and functional in the home. Templates of the original designs complete this magnificent source for creative embroidery.
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Hazel Blomkamp uses a wide selection of materials to update techniques and inspire embroiderers to explore whilst working loosely within the confines of crewel work styles. She shows how to be creative with fabric, threads, beads and alternative stitches, borrowing techniques from other forms of needlework while still producing a product that is typical of the crewel or Jacobean style of embroidery.
- A fresh take on Jacobean embroidery
- Materials and techniques to inspire
- Beautiful, decorative embroidery projects for your home
The original designs include:
- Projects including beads and metal threads to add sparkle and texture to your work
- Monochrome embroidery making use of a variety of threads and beads, all within the same colour range
- Techniques employed in needle-made laces with designs defined by means of texture
- More traditional embroidery including shading and satin stitch and the many variations of trellis couching to provide texture and interest
In this invaluable stitch guide, Jacqui McDonald, graduate apprentice and tutor at the Royal School of Needlework shows you detailed instructions on how to work basic and more complex stitches.
Features step-by-step photographic instructions on framing and transferring designs and an extensive stitch library that includes 37 filling, outline and surface stitches.
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Sue Spargo's Crimson Tweed is a lovely Chistmas-themed quilt that is built block by block. The quilt design features:
- General guidelines and materials list
- 8 blocks with detailed instructions, full-size templates and stitch guides
- Border and finishing instructions
- Plus four additional holiday projects: Pomegranate Table Rug, Holiday Birds, 16 Patch Frosty Flurries, Crimson Snow Crystal
The finished quilt measures 130 x 99 cm (51 x 39 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.$39.99
Sue Spargo presents Cuppa, featuring wonderful stitcheries and techniques including wool appliqué, layering and embroidery. The quilt design features:
- 9 blocks with full-size templates, detailed instructions and colour photos
- Materials list
- Border and finishing instructions
- Finished size 38 inches (96 cm) square
The book also includes a bonus pattern for the Cuppa Workbox – a zippered embroidered appliqué project bag you can use to hold threads, notions and the blocks you are currently working on.
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.$44.99