Embroidery

  • Folk-Tails

    Africa is deeply embedded in Sue Spargo's soul and her story is told a vast canvas that is Folk-Tails.

    Along with the design, Sue incorporates her love of bright vibrant colours, hand dyed wools, creating dimension with layering of velvets and textural fabrics along with creative embroidery. The quilt desiign features:

    • 30 blocks each with detailed instructions, a full-size diagram, stitches used and colour photos
    • Finishing instructons
    • Materials list
    • Plus entertaining folk stories about the animals and myths in each block

    The finished quilt measures 110 by 95 cm (43½ by 37½ 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.

    $44.99
  • Folklore

    The inspiration for Sue Spargo's Folklore came two sources: a visit to the Folk Art Museum in New York and her experiences in growing up in southern Africa. The quilt design features:

    • General guidelines and materials list
    • 19 blocks with detailed instructions, full-size templates and stitch guides
    • Piecing, border and finishing instructions

    The finished quilt measures 117 x 122 cm (46 x 48 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
  • Free-Form Embroidery with Judith Baker Montano

    Bestselling author Judith Baker Montano is back with a new comprehensive stitch guide that will take you beyond traditional embroidery. She'll show you how to create stunning landscapes and seascapes by applying fine art principles to your fabrics, threads and fibres. You will learn:

    • How to use these materials with other embellishments to convey lifelike trees, flowers, ocean corals and more with 60 stitches and 67 stitch combinations
    • Artistic embroidery techniques for building layers, creating dimension and perspective and blending shapes
    • How to translate your favourite snapshot of any landscape or seascape into fibre art!

    $39.99
  • Goldwork Embroidery

    Part historical reference, part project plan book, and fully stuffed with pattern templates, Goldwork Embroidery is an authoritative sourcebook on the history, materials, and techniques of goldwork embroidery.

    There are 15 projects for readers to complete, such as the Ornamental Fan, Portrait of a Woman, a lush Cornucopia and an arresting Byzantine Angel.

    Colour photographs show examples of medieval designs and provide visual guideposts through each new project, while a section on metal thread manufacturing delivers a rich historical perspective.

    $29.99
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  • Goldwork: Essential Stitch Guides

    This book features all you need to create beautiful stitched work. Helen McCook includes the major stitches (couching, bricking, basketweave, cutwork, spangles, s-ing, pearl purl, plate and kid), with expert advice on padding, couching, using colour and mixing techniques.

    While covering the traditions of goldwork, she develops techniques offering innovative design, new ideas and inspiration. It features:

    • A historical account of goldwork, then moves on to the materials and equipment required
    • The essential stitches and techniques with clear, step-by-step diagrams and photographs
    • Beautiful, close-up photographs showing how the stitches can be used in a finished piece

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    $29.99
  • Goldwork: Techniques, Projects and Pure Inspiration

    Inside there is expert guidance on a huge range of techniques and materials, nine stunning projects and numerous examples of the author's own work, providing both instruction and inspiration for embroiderers and textile artists of all abilities.

    Over 23 techniques and every technique is clearly explained through a combination of easy-to-follow instructions, photographs and clear diagrams.

    Projects include:

    • Flowers
    • Bugs
    • Fritillary
    • Butterfly
    • Cornucopia
    • Needle books
    • Hanging decorations and much more

    $46.99
  • Gorgeous Wool Applique

    Sewing with luxurious felted wool, discover the secrets to dimensional appliqué that will add depth and drama to your home decor.

    Take your embroidery skills to the next level with 8 colourful projects including penny rugs, pincushions and pillows. Easy-to-learn techniques such as thread-matching, needle-slanting and fabric-layering will help you achieve clean and sharp lines every time!

    This clear, visual guide includes full-size patterns with placement and embroidery guides.

    $39.99
  • Hand Embroidered Haven

    In The Hand Embroidered Haven, Megan Frock shows you how to stitch, sew and appliqué your way to fun, funky home décor that will add style to your space.

    Whether you want to give small handmade touches to towels and tablecloths or stitch larger, functional works of art such as pillows and quilts, this book has all the instruction you need to create something special for every room, from living and dining to bed and bath.

    Perfect for today's crafter, these very doable projects make practical items pretty and show how fabulously handwork can decorate any contemporary home.

    $29.99
  • Hand-Stitched Crazy Patchwork

    Hazel Blomkamp combines a range of patchwork techniques including embroidery, beadwork, lace making and tatting to create inspiring, hand-stitched designs.

    There are five projects to make exploring and combining your needlework skills. Everything has been created with fabric, a needle, threads, ribbons and beads. In some cases, even the ‘patches’ have been created with embroidery techniques.

    Be inspired to explore and combine your skills in new and exciting ways.

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    $39.99
  • Hand-Stitched Flower Garden

    Learn how to create beautiful and understated decorative stitching motifs. The designs feature surface and dimensional stitches and bead embroidery; with motifs inspired by nature ranging from roses, sunflowers, asters and daisies to little bumblebees, ladybugs and dragonflies.

    All 20 projects include step-by-step instructions and actual size templates. Learn how to make brooches, small bags and purses, cushion covers, picture frames and more. The variety of motif combinations will keep you stitching all year round.

    • 20 projects including step-by-step instructions and actual size templates
    • Features an easy course in stitch techniques for beginners
    • All patterns are carefully diagrammed and colour coded

    $34.99
  • Heraldic Clip Art for Machine Embroidery

    Fast-forward to the fun part of machine embroidery with the treasury of heraldic designs from authentic medieval and early Renaissance sources.

    Eliminate the time-consuming efforts of finding and copying patterns from elsewhere with the 100 royalty-free motifs in this CD-ROM and book set. Compatible with all major brands of embroidery software, these meticulously processed digital files assure accurate, self-contained stitch patterns.

    The book provides a visual index of the designs, showing each one in black and white and in three different colour combinations. Each design is offered on the CD-ROM in both JPG and EPS formats. Use your creativity to personalize each design by selecting size, colours, stitch types, and other elements.

    The files can also be used in print and web projects.

    $24.99
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  • Hoop-La: 100 Things to Do with Embroidery Hoops

    There are endless practical and decorative uses for the humble embroidery hoop: from pretty wall art and hanging mobiles to functional pin boards, key racks, mirrors and storage. Kirsty Neale explores the numerous different ways to decorate your hoops with a range of techniques including appliqué, embroidery, crochet, papercraft, painting, stamping, cross stitch and patchwork.

    The 100 projects offer a diverse range of ideas for using everything in your craft stash to create unique items for yourself or your friends and family, for every room of your home and for any occasion.

    $39.99
  • Imperial Blooms

    The inspiration for Sue Spargo's Imperial Blooms came from the Suzani textiles of central Asia that were traditionally worn by brides as part of their dowry. The quilt design features:

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

    The finished quilt measures 104 cm (41 inches) square.

    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
  • In Full Bloom

    Enjoy a sense of being immersed in the joy that comes from a beautiful garden full of flowers and the movement and song of many birds in Sue Spargo's In Full Bloom. The quilt design features:

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

    The finished quilt measures 112 x 91 cm (44 x 36 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.

    $41.99
  • Japanese Paper Embroidery

    Embroidery on paper is a traditional and well-loved craft, here artfully translated into beautiful and understated Japanese designs.

    Each project is accompanied by a full-size template and notes on how to embroider the design, and there are clear and detailed instructions on the materials and tools you require; the essential technique of embroidering on paper; and eleven basic embroidery stitches that can be used individually or in combination to create all of the exquisite designs in the book.

    Choose from a range of ideas that includes drawing, writing and more creative projects, including paper clocks, notebooks, envelopes, decorations, book marks and cards for all occasions. Suitable for those new to paper embroidery as well as more experienced crafters, this book will excite and inspire anyone with a love of Japanese style and clean, simple design.

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    $34.99
  • Judith Baker Montano's Essential Stitch Guide

    Globally recognised needlework expert Judith Baker Montano shares 180 stitches and 70 combinations in this improved and updated second edition featuring the best from Elegant Stitches and Floral Stitches.

    Featuring even more traditional embroidery stitches, silk ribbon stitches and crazy quilting combinations, this beautiful handbook has an updated section of free-form inspiration for improvisational work.

    With full-colour illustrations and advice for lefties, this essential reference goes far beyond the basics!

    $34.99
  • Just Be Claus

    Catch the holiday spirit with simple and practical hand-embroidery projects starring Saint Nick himself. These 24 whimsical projects are guaranteed to keep you in stitches!

    • Enjoy easy-to-stitch projects that make delightful gifts and festive decorations
    • Stitch charming holiday decor, including tea towels, pillows, pincushions, wall hangings and more
    • Create custom projects by mixing and matching simple, classic Christmas embroidery motifs

    $34.99
  • Left-Handed Embroiderer's Companion

    This book shows you how to do over 170 stitches comfortably and sensibly as a left-hander. With many helpful diagrams and photographs of carefully explained surface and counted thread stitches, this book will be your constant embroidery companion. There is no need to be frustrated as this stitch dictionary shows you the left way to do embroidery.

    You will discover how easy it is to learn and master stitches when the instructions are written specifically for you. Also great for right handed embroidery teachers who will be able to see how left-handed students are stitching!

    $34.99