• Di Van Niekerk's Roses in Silk and Organza Ribbon

    Whether you learn from the exquisite rose sampler specially designed for the book, or make only one rose, this is a book that you will refer to often, especially when you wish to make something exceptional.

    Learn how to make delicate, beautiful and realistic silk roses and organza leaves, and have fun making them for a friend, or for a special project. There is a flower for every occasion: adorning a hat or a knitted bag, embellishing a crocheted scarf or adding beauty to a beaded necklace. Techniques include 16 different roses, blooming amongst a latticework of rosebuds, leaves and stems. Learn how to make rose petals and rose hips, sepals, stems and leaves, spent roses and stamens, and gorgeous little birds, a bird's nest, beautiful butterflies, bows and wisteria.

    There is something for everyone in these pages and it is amazing how easy, enjoyable and rewarding these techniques are.

  • Diana Lampe's Embroidered Pansies

    Focusing on all the skills necessary for embroidery, this guide helps artists create more than 100 pansies and heartsease flowers.

    Matching the colours of nature with the palette of cotton, silk and woollen threads, the projects produce flowers that are true to nature in both form and colour. The required stitches are kept to a minimum, so even inexperienced crafters are able to reproduce pansies for brooches, cushions, carpets and pictures.

    The guide also features detailed material and technique sections, an extensive thread conversion chart and an illustrated stitch gallery.

  • Doodle Stitching

    Add a creative look to garments, accessories and home accents with just a few simple stitches and some easy techniques.

    Begin by learning several styles for outlining, filling, decorating and appliqué. Find out about floss, fancy threads, fabrics and needles. Get the scoop on hoops and the lowdown on transferring your very own designs onto every type of fabric.

    • Fresh ideas
    • Witty patterns
    • Clever colour illustrations
    • 30 Fresh, stylish projects – Asian-inspired lampshades embellished with flying fish; Canvas sneakers decorated with pink and white swirls; A pretty pillow adorned with a sleeping bunny

  • Doodle Stitching: Embroidery & Beyond

    Aimee Ray brings her irresistible art to a variety of embroidery techniques in a timeless resource for anyone with a needle and thread.

    Appealing to stitchers of all levels, the beautiful decorative stitches and techniques here include stumpwork, appliqué, shisha, cutwork and sashiko. They're all presented in Ray's fresh, accessible and whimsical style, with more than 20 fun projects and extra motifs so readers can personalise their creations.

  • Doodle Stitching: The Holiday Motif Collection

    Aimee Ray popular presents a festive collection of motifs with Christmas ideas, from Santa's sleigh to the Nutcracker ballet, but also with designs for New Year's, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Halloween, Hanukkah and more.

    With more than 20 projects and 300+ new motifs, this is the ultimate year-round stitching resource.

    The CD offers all the motifs digitally so you can enlarge, edit or combine them as you see fit.

  • Doodle Stitching: Transfer Pack

    Embroiderers love Aimee Ray's Doodling collections, and this one-stop resource contains 300+ of her most popular motifs, including nearly 30 entirely new designs.

    Just tear out the perforated pages, iron the reusable patterns onto fabric, grab a needle and thread and start stitching animals, flowers, letters, balloons, embellishments and more. There's no tracing or photocopying required and a handy, sealable envelope stores the motifs for future applications.

    It's quick, easy and fun to do.

  • Early-Style Hardanger

    Early-style Hardanger is not often seen outside of Norway, but is quite distinct from contemporary Hardanger. This historical style of embroidery has traditionally been used on the women’s clothing in the Hardangerfjord region, and was designed to emulate needle-made lace of the 1600s and 1700s.

    Yvette Stanton travelled to Norway to research this book, studying historical examples of Hardanger at the Norsk Folkemuseum and the Hardanger Folkemuseum. In Bergen, she joined in the celebration of Syttende Mai (17 May) or Norwegian Constitution Day. On this occasion, many Norwegians dress in bunad, or folk costume, to enjoy the festivities. Because of this, Yvette also saw many examples of early-style Hardanger in current use on traditional-style clothing.

    Early-Style Hardanger inspires you to create traditional-style Norwegian whitework embroidery, and demonstrates how to do it in bite-size portions, thereby allowing you to feel the satisfaction and sense of accomplishment of making your own beautiful embroideries. The book features:

    • Introductory information with comparisons between contemporary and early-style Hardanger, photographs of historical example
    • Clear diagrams and / or photographs to help you see exactly how to work the stitch or technique, plus concise written instructions explain each step
    • Instructions for both left- and right-handed embroiderers
    • 10 beautiful projects including from small (bookmark, square mat, pin tins) through to larger (lampshade, embroidered shirt, traditional apron)
    • 160 full colour pages and three pattern sheets

    Whether you're an absolute beginner or are wanting more of a challenge, there is something here for you.

  • Earth n' Twig

    Sue Spargo's Earth n' Twig was inspired by a joyous spring in Barcelona with flowers blooming in profusion. The quilt design features:

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

    The finished quilt measures 127 x 119 cm (50 x 47 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.

  • Elegant Hardanger Embroidery

    With projects ranging from beginner, intermediate and advanced, this guide will take you step by step from novice to advanced stitcher, with helpful diagrams and hints and tips at every stage.

    Discover how to create the stitches and techniques of Hardanger embroidery, how to fix mistakes and then work your way through 15 projects.

  • Elizabethan Stitches

    The author's detailed study of surviving artefacts has revealed that many of the stitches found on 16th and early 17th century textiles differ from those used today.

    All the stitches shown in the book have been found on surviving items, and case studies are used to provide the visual evidence. Diagrams are used throughout the book to clarify the stitch structures, and where possible, the obsolete stitches have been compared to modern stitches that are recognised today. Step-by-step instructions offer a method for making each stich and a discussion of historic design shows how the stiches might be used.

    The book will provide a valuable reference source for those wishing to identify and catalogue historic works , as well as providing practical 'how-to' instruction.

  • Embroidered Alphabets with Ribbon Embroidery

    26 curvaceous monograms, lavishly embroidered in thread & silk ribbon, & ideas for using them in words. Designed to appeal to both beginners & more expert embroiderers.

    Numerous gorgeous designs, including embroidered cards, plaques, boxes, journals & baby clothes. Everything you need to know & do to get started. Step demos, tips, easy-to-follow diagrams & colour photos.

  • Embroidered Effects

    Embroidery empress Jenny Hart takes stitchers further with instructions and diagrams for more than 35 stitches, some published here for the first time. To top it off, Embroidered Effects includes dozens of original (and reusable) iron-on transfers.

    With lots of project photos for guidance, even beginners can learn how to stitch faux tattoos on their shirt sleeves, cheeky fan dancers on their shower curtains, and many more fun projects.

  • Embroidered Garden

    Kazuko Aoki has a unique talent for translating the beauty of the garden with needle and thread. By offering 40 motifs, Aoki invites us to explore her gardens through embroidery. The motifs explore the roses and wildflowers that appear season to season, as well as the bees and butterflies that enjoy their nectar.

    The designs here are exquisite, detailed and artfully rendered. Beyond the motifs themselves, Aoki also presents projects that feature the embroidery: brooches, notebook covers, pin cushions and pouches. For those new to embroidery, detailed how-to illustrations are included.

  • Embroidered Landscapes

    This book is about the processes and techniques of designing, stitching and completing realistic interpretations of landscapes. The processes described will enable any embroiderer from any country in the world to adapt and produce hand-embroidered landscapes portraying their own regions.

    The techniques are the combination and adaption of different art genre, textiles, traditional stitch’s and hand embroidery techniques. It is the result of over 25 years of experiment, refinement and tutoring by author, Judy Wilford.

    The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 covers the materials and equipment needed to design and embroider a landscape. Part 2 contains projects based on different landforms: the coastlines, escarpments, plains and deserts each further develop and extend techniques using fabric and stitch to achieve specific effects.

  • Embroidered Mandalas

    These embroidery-ready transfers make it super-simple to stitch beautiful, meditative mandalas for any craft. Just iron the transfers on and go!

    Use the transfers to create embroidery-hoop pieces, or embellish favourite bags, shirts or pillows. Once the pattern is transferred, just take your needle and floss and stitch along the lines to colour the designs any way you'd like. The process is easy and relaxing, and the results are gorgeous.

    The book includes 25 iron-on mandalas and 16 pages of basic embroidery instruction for crafters of all levels.

  • Embroidered Memories

    Brian Haggard is back-this time with a rich compendium bursting with hundreds of embroidery designs for quilting, wearables, gifts and more. Full-size patterns (reduce or enlarge as needed for any project) for elegant lettering, flowers and vines, plus vintage and whimsical images can be traced or printed on transfer paper.

    Pay tribute to your heritage, celebrate your family or show off your own personal flair with loving needlework and embellishments.

    • Mix and match 375 unique elements, plus 2 alphabets, to create designs that reflect your memories
    • Learn 13 basic stitches and how to creatively combine them for embellishing and storytelling
    • Includes beautiful gallery images of embroidered projects that are sure to inspire

  • Embroidered Portraits

    With a different and delightfully practical approach to a traditional, time-honoured subject, Jan shows how to create a wonderful selection of portraits, all in realistic style and created using raised embroidery, appliqué and decorative hand stitches.

    You learn how to personalise and embellish portraits with fabric, felt, lace, beads, braids and cords, and there is plenty of inspirational advice plus many new ideas. Whether you are new to stitching or an experienced embroiderer, you will find much here to enthral and excite you in this very special book.

    Packed full of exquisitely worked pieces, all giving a contemporary twist to this traditional subject, and with expert guidance on the materials and methods used.

  • Embroidered Quilts

    Inspired by antique redwork, the authors have created 7 lovely new quilts and 3 fun projects showcasing embroidery.

    You'll find designs for floral motifs, months of the year, butterflies, vintage daisies and even proverbs.

  • Embroidered Treasures: Flowers

    The Embroiderers' Guild was founded in 1906 and has in its collection embroideries from all over the world. These wonderful works, which somehow survived through the ages, could be said to be one of the most important group of embroideries assembled in one place.

    Nature has always been a huge source of inspiration to embroiderers and this fantastic book showcases the Guild's huge collection of embroidered flowers through the ages. Featuring full-colour photographs, items are shown in full and also with detail images to show off the flowers at their best.

    These wonderful embroidered treasures are as varied as wall hangings, children's dresses, bridal bags and samplers, some of which date back to the 17th century. The images are shown with extended captions. Collected from many different countries, this is an opportunity to see fabulous works that are very rarely seen in public.

    Look inside the book.