• Embroiderer's Little Book of Hints & Tips

    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.

  • Embroidery

    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

  • Embroidery Book

    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

  • Embroidery Designs for Fashion and Furnishing

    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.

    Look inside to view pages from the book.

  • Embroidery Designs: Boho-Chic

    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.

  • Embroidery Designs: Classic Creations

    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.

  • Embroidery Designs: Modern Monogram

    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.

  • Embroidery for the Absolute Beginner

    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 Illusions

    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.

  • Embroidery Stitch Bible

    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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  • Embroidery Stitches: Step by Step

    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.

  • Embroidery: A Maker's Guide

    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.

  • Encyclopedia of Embroidery Techniques

    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

    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.

  • Fast2Mark Embroidery Stencils

    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

  • Flaneries Dans Paris et Ailleurs

    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.

  • Floral Collection for Hand Emboidery

    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.

  • Floral Interpretations for Silk Ribbon

    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

  • Flower Fairies in Ribbon Embroidery & Stumpwork

    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

    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.