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
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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Jo Dixey has designed this book to inspire and challenge both those new to embroidery and those with some knowledge of stitch who want to take their ideas further.
Each project introduces new embroidery stitches and techniques. As you work through the ideas, you expand your skills and gain confidence in using stitches and ideas in your own work.
The projects range from small embroidered cards to more complex pictures to hang on your wall; simple appliqué for a scarf to an embroidered jacket all based on the theme of people. Templates of the images to stitch are provided for photocopying and there is a photo gallery of all the stitches covered in the book, along with step-by-step photographs of key techniques, such as transferring patterns onto fabric or using batting to create 3D effects.
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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
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
The Geometry of Hand-Sewing is an instruction manual to the embroidery and hand-sewing techniques and styles used at Alabama Chanin and the School of Making.
Within, readers will find invaluable instruction on technique, as well as two stitching cards containing some of Alabama Chanin's most popular stitch patterns. These patterns are presented in a geometric grid system to make learning the stitches easy and straightforward.
From laying out tools and materials to elaborating on stitches and how to create patterns with them, this book will be your go-to guide for becoming a more informed consumer, an enabled teacher and a better maker in the art of embroidery and hand-stitching.$34.99
This book is for everyone who loves to stitch – with sections on everything from setting up a workbasket through to framing your finished embroidery. It has special sections with hints for Goldwork and Stumpwork embroidery as well as general stitch hints and fudges, hints for photography and going to classes.
At the suggestion of some students, it has some blank pages throughout so that you can add the tips that you pick up along the way and at the back are needle identification pages with actual size photos of needles for comparison.$39.99
Covering everything from smocking and stumpwork to beading and blackwork, Embroidery explores an extensive variety of handwork techniques.
- A contemporary reappraisal that brings this traditional skill bang up-to-date, it is ideal for beginners
- Packed with specially commissioned illustrations to accompany detailed step-by-step tutorials
- Profiles of contemporary practitioners give an insight into their working methods
- Covers a wide range of techniques for both hand and machine embroidery, including digital machine embroidery
Enjoy the tranquility of slow stitching for luxurious seams and lavish embellishments. This step-by-step visual guide to embroidery stitches, motifs and extras uses simple colour theory for spectacular results! Robust colour charts take the guesswork out of choosing thread, buttons and trims. Stitch classic seam treatments and stunning stand-alone designs as you go beyond the basics to learn what embroidery can do for you.
- 149 decorative stitches, motifs and more!
- Choose from 8 colour schemes with fabric and thread suggestions for artful embroidery
- Practice traditional or contemporary crazy quilting with thread, silk ribbon, beads and trims by creating your own stitch journal
This striking publication presents highlights from the V&A's outstanding collection of embroidery designs for fashion, accessories and home furnishings.
A practical, inspirational resource for textile historians, designers and embroiderers, Embroidery Designs contains patterns for gowns, jackets, bags, collars, children's clothing and soft furnishings, as well as poignant designs for embroideries on the themes of love and intimacy.
The book is international in scope, and includes examples from the Italian Renaissance, twentieth-century Russia and Morris & Co as well as a pattern for Queen Mary's closet.
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Loaded with step-by-step instructions for twelve stitch techniques, Embroidery Designs: Boho-Chic includes three sheets of iron-on transfers for twelve boho-chic designs, two stitching needles, a six-inch embroidery hoop, two pieces of white fabric and ten skeins of six-stranded embroidery floss.
From raspberry borders to trendy folk birds, this colourful kit features boho-chic designs guaranteed to add flair to shirts, dresses, bags, throw pillows, wall hangings, anything and everything that could use some extra flair! With instructions for twelve different stitch techniques, the design possibilities are endless for seasoned stitchers and beginners alike.$27.99
In Embroidery Designs: Classic Creations you'll find everything you need to get started on your own gorgeous, hand-stitched artwork. Twelve original designs blend classic style and undeniable cuteness with an elegant, modern sensibility.
This beautiful, fully stocked kit includes twelve patterns, two needles, three iron-on transfer sheets, two pieces of white fabric, ten skeins of colourful embroidery thread, and a six-inch embroidery hoop. An illustrated book guides you with step-by-step directions and full-colour photographs for each design, as well as helpful pointers and instructions for the basic stitches.
Projects include a fox, a bird, a potted plant, an apple, a raccoon and more – perfect for adding personality to everything from tea towels and tote bags to onesies, napkins and pillowcases. Or hang finished pieces in the hoop for striking standalone artwork.$27.99
Make your mark and embellish your world by stitching your own elegant, one-of-a-kind, monograms. With Embroidery Designs: Modern Monograms, it's easy to customise classically beautiful patterns, then add initials and monogram designs to tea towels, handkerchiefs, wedding favours, new baby gifts, and much more.
This comprehensive kit comes with everything you need to start creating gorgeous, personalised items. Along with 12 patterns and a selection of lettering styles (primary and secondary), the kit also includes two needles, three iron-on transfer sheets, two pieces of fabric, ten skeins of embroidery floss and a six-inch bamboo embroidery hoop. The fully illustrated guidebook offers an overview of basic embroidery stitches as well as stitch-by-stitch directions and colour photographs for each pattern.
Whether you're adding flair to everyday items or creating handmade gifts, it's never been easier to create stylish hand-stitched artwork at home.$27.99
The book introduces the reader to many different stitchery techniques from simple cross stitch to intricate pulled threadwork. Some of the techniques are useful for making decorative borders, while others are good for adding spot designs, monograms and lettering, and applying beads and sequins.
Readers will find out how to use these traditional techniques to create attractive home accessories and a wide range of fashionable garments. They will also be taught how the simplest of sewing machines can create embroidered pieces in a fraction of the time it takes to do it by hand.
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Embroidery worked on transparent organza stretched over a frame creates the illusion of embroidery on glass; the shadow it casts makes the background appear as if 'under glass'. The work looks complex yet the stitches are mainly simple stab stitch forms. The 20 projects cover a wide range of subjects and treatments:
- Acorns on a real branch
- Beaded passionfruit
- Stitched roses framing a painted cottage scene
- Japanese plum blossom over a colour photocopy
- Caparisoned Indian elephant in metallic threads over cardboard cutwork
- And more!
Includes full-colour, detailed step-by-step directions and a photo of the finished work, the design outline and background instructions.$29.99
Trends in embroidery styles come and go, but the basic stitches and techniques remain the same.
In this directory, you will have a collection of over 200 stitches at your fingertips from basic chain worked into fabric through to Florentine work on a canvas. Each one is explained with written step-by-step instructions and how-to techniques to get you started, and is accompanied by clear artwork and a photo of the finished stitch.
Follow the diagrams and instructions in this beautifully illustrated and jam-packed book to discover the wonderful variety of effects that can be created with just a needle and thread, and discover or rediscover the sensuous, tactile, wearable art of embroidery.
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Create beautiful needlework with this complete illustrated guide to stitching.
The perfect reference for embroidery, needlepoint, dressmaking, canvas work or other needlecrafts. Find advice on what thread, needles or fabric will work with which stitches and take a look at over 200 decorative and practical stitches with ideas on how and where to use them.
Step-by-step instructions and detailed working photographs will help you understand exactly how to create any stitch and what it should look like. Invaluable for beginners, and full of ideas for the accomplished stitcher.$24.99
Embroidery: A Maker’s Guide contains 15 beautiful step-by-step projects for crafters at all levels. Each one takes its cue from a different tradition, including English goldwork, Indian beetle-wing embellishment, Japanese Kogin and Irish whitework, as well as contemporary machine embroidery.
This inspiring book will give you the skill and confidence to express your passion for pattern through the age-old craft of decorative stitching.$34.99
Here is a comprehensive directory of embroidery techniques for both the beginner and the experienced embroiderer.
The book includes 240 stitches, ranging from cross stitch to assisi and from machine embroidery to quilting, each one illustrated in full colour and accompanied by explanatory artwork. An inspirational gallery includes finished examples of traditional and innovative pieces from around the world.
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Exquisite Threads showcases some of the finest examples of English domestic and professional embroidery to reveal the breadth and sophistication of this significant art form. More than 50 sumptuous embroidered textiles represent their various uses in the home, in fashion and as educational materials.
This beautifully illustrated publication includes research by local and international specialists on selected works, as well as case studies highlighting analysis undertaken by leading textile conservators.$39.99
From popular author and crazy-quilting and embroidery expert Christen Brown comes this collection of 4 easy-to-use stitch templates. Just position the stencil where desired and mark your designs with a quilter’s pencil to get your embroidery off to an accurate start!
The expert instructions and tips in the complete how-to booklet give you confidence in where and how to make your stitches, while the decorative and inventive designs add an unexpected creative element. Laser-cut durable, translucent, medium-weight plastic, the stencils are easy to handle and create perfect markings every time.
- Create an endless number of unique designs to embroider: hearts, flowers, baskets, butterflies, spiderwebs, vines, feather stitches and more
- Perfect for crazy-quilting projects – flexible, see-through templates make it easy to see your fabric and seams and perfectly position your design!
- 4 compact stencils come with a handy storage pouch and fit nicely into your sewing kit
Flâneries dans Paris et ailleurs... Stroll through Paris streets and stop in front of the shop windows which Martine Apaolaza embroiders with much delicacy onto little pictures, purses and other accessories. Then escape with her to the Franche-Comté countryside.
A lovely Made in France look!
From Quiltmania, with text in French and English and includes full-size pattern sheets.$64.99
Maria Diaz shares her love of hand embroidery in this beautiful sourcebook that offers great versatility both for experienced hands or those new to the craft. From fun motifs to pretty florals in a variety of sizes, the designs can be used to adorn anything from table cloths, towels and cushions, to clothing.
Each inspiring pattern has a colour key and stitch suggestion indicated; beginners can simply backstitch the outline of the pattern to gain confidence, while experienced crafters can test their imagination by filling the shapes with any number of stitches in their repertoire. All embroidery techniques used in this book are clearly explained, and drawings that show the type of the embroidery for each part of the pattern make the book easy to follow.$34.99
The book presents 12 major ribbon embroideries and associated flower studies. Some use 1 or 2 stitches, others combine several. Features include:
- Easy to follow stitch directions, tracing outline and photos / watercolours that inspired each project
- Reproduce design exactly or duplicate it and combine some of the flowers to create your own design
- Techniques allow you to combine, delete, embellish and enlarge to scale / size required
All skill levels can create exquisite 3-D pictures, using ribbon and stumpwork embroidery, of five Flower Fairies (Periwinkle, Black Medick, Stork's Bill, White and Red Clover). Colour photo steps and stitch guides show how to:
- Embroider and appliqué flowers, petals & leaves in silk and organza ribbon
- Use organza and silk threads to make delicate stumpwork fairy wings and insects; long/short stitch for clothes
Flowerbed is a stunning wall quilt made up of twelve 16.5 cm (6½ inch) blocks.
Full-size templates are provided for each block with helpful hints on construction provided. Each block is appliquéd with a combination of cotton and hand dyed wool fabrics as well as embellished with ribbons embroidery and beads.
The quilt is finished with a floral embellished border and measures approximately 97 x 79 cm (38 x 31 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