• Simply Stitched with Applique

    Yumiko Higuchi combines embroidery stitches with hand appliqué. Learn how to use felt, cotton and linen to create beautifully layered designs full of texture and contrast, then embellish with just a handful of basic embroidery stitches.

    With over 30 motifs inspired by nature, you'll find designs for hydrangeas, sunflowers, lilacs, tulips, poppies, birds, bees, strawberries and more. Use these motifs to create any of the sophisticated bags, pincushions, coasters, tea towels and wall art projects included in the book, or be inspired to design your own.

  • Snow Happy

    Simple to stitch and so much fun, these whimsical hand-embroidery projects feature winter's most charismatic characters – snowmen. You won't be able to get enough of these roly-poly snowmen as they cook, sew, quilt and frolic in a winter wonderland created by you!

    • Charming snowman patterns let you showcase your handwork while creating adorable decor
    • Easy, portable projects make great gifts and festive holiday decorations – including a table runner, pillow, ornaments and more
    • Mix-and-match motifs let you customize your embroidery with just a few simple supplies

  • Start to Stitch

    The ideal introduction to textile craft for young stitchers, this book will provide the techniques and confidence to make loads of fantastic decorative and practical pieces, ranging from cushions to bags to mobile phone cosies. There are full instructions on the materials and methods for four classic textile crafts – embroidery, appliqué, quilting and patchwork.

    Features include:

    • 24 projects and dozens of variations
    • Clear step-by-step instructions that make each technique easy
    • A fun, practical and enjoyable introduction

  • Stitch Bible

    This is a comprehensive guide to embroidery, with over 200 stitches and a range of fresh and modern projects. You can learn the basic stitches and master 8 different embroidery styles, including blackwork, crewelwork, hardanger, pulled thread, goldwork and freestyle.

    Every stitch has clear step-by-step instructions and is accompanied by coloured diagrams. You can create 19 beautiful items for yourself and your home, from bags and accessories to gifts and home décor.

  • Stitch Love

    Love stitching? Love animals? Then this sweet collection of creatures big and small is perfect for you!

    Using basic embroidery stitches and simple designs stitched as outlines, it features cute critters including pets, farm animals, dinosaurs and even mythical favourites like Pegasus. There are 25 projects in all, from a hedgehog stroller quilt to a dachshund keyboard wrist rest, plus dozens of motifs.

  • Stitch, Fabric & Thread

    This creative book encourages people to experiment with stitch, fabric and thread to create their own unique textiles. It is a treasure trove of over 40 inspiring practical exercises, a rich and creative exploration of fabric and stitch, and a fascinating all-round read.

    The exercises draw inspiration from around the world: create corded works of art inspired by Milton Glaser's iconic Bob Dylan album cover; create bold embroidered African masks; layer up and cut away to create Mola appliqué; use bleach and fabric paint to create Aboriginal dreamtime lizards; create knotted works of art inspired by ancient Mayan counting systems; embroider varsity cross-stitch letters or try out decorative Japanese book binding. Alternatively, try a host of other techniques such as quilting, printing, dyeing, couching tumbled crockery, creating pleats and puckers and needlelace.

    Packed with stitch galleries and bursting with slow sewing ideas, the book also contains 'behind the stitches' features: illuminating insights into sewing movements such as Boro textiles, Gee's Bend quilting and Dorset buttons.

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  • Stitched Blooms

    One part project book and one part resource guide, Stitched Blooms is the go-to collection of floral embroidery motifs for today's stitchers and crafters.

    Its 300 designs run the gamut from classic flowers to folk-art leaves and borders, and the accompanying CD offers yet more possibilities! Use them on the 20 featured projects, including a blouse, Swedish stuffed horse toy, cute girl's skirt and more.

    Beginners and experienced embroiderers alike will appreciate the basics section, as well as in-depth instructions for each stitch, and the useful motif reference.

  • Stitched Textiles: Flowers

    Very much aimed at the contemporary textile artist, this beautiful book is designed to inspire and encourage new ideas and experimentation for any textile artist interested in exploring flowers and their design possibilities.

    Fresh and innovative in its approach, it covers the design process itself, from inspiration to final design, and provides information on the materials used and step-by-step demonstrations of a whole range of techniques including dyeing, monoprinting, block printing, appliqué, foiling, photo-transfer printing, piecing and stitching.

    Five step-by-step projects build on the skills learnt and include wall hangings, a pretty needlecase, a pincushion and a cushion cover.

  • Stitched Textiles: Landscapes

    Kathleen Matthews shares her unique method of creating beautiful landscapes using quilting, dyeing and stitching techniques. She shows what materials are needed, and takes us through her design process. Features include:

    • An excellent section on using simple dyeing methods to create unique fabrics that are ideal for landscapes
    • Plenty of information on creating landscape elements such as water, skies, trees, hills and mountains, fields, flowers and buildings and more, and on depicting the four seasons
    • 5 gorgeous step-by-step projects showing an Autumn Woodland, Flowers in a Landscape, a Mountain Scene, a Sunset on Water and a Lavender Field
    • A gallery of beautiful landscapes to inform and inspire textile artists

  • Stitches from the Garden

    Indulge in the sentimental pleasures of stitcheries with wistful vintage artistry. Inspired by nature and stitched with the gentle romance of days gone by, noted artist Kathy Schmitz creates designs that use simple embroidery to create thoughtful keepsakes.

    • Select from a variety of elegant embroidery projects, including a pillow, pincushion, wall decoration, tote bag and more
    • Find success with each design – clear illustrations demonstrate how to master every featured embroidery stitch
    • Revel in Kathy Schmitz's original artwork, gracefully presented throughout the book

  • Stitches from the Harvest

    Dig into 15 all-new embroidery projects inspired by the warm colours and welcoming textures of autumn. Stitch whimsical birds and a bevy of fall fruit and leaves to bedeck elegant little projects, including a pillow, tote bag, table runner, needle book, pincushion and more.

    Clear instructions, helpful tips, and beautiful original artwork make Stitches from the Harvest a source of inspiration you'll turn to again and again.

  • Stitchopedia

    A comprehensive reference to decorative embroidery stitches with detailed directions, clear stitch diagrams, colour photo close-ups. Sections on blackwork, canvas work, crewel work, hardanger, pulled work and stumpwork.

    Create lots of effects from the the host of motifs and inspiring embroidery photos. A–Z listing in Part 2 cross-references each stitch and lists ways it can be used. For all skill levels.

  • Stumpwork & Goldwork Embroidery Inspired by Turkish, Syrian & Pe
    The research and embroidery involved in creating the designs for this book has been a joy for Jane Nicholas. She has revelled in the opportunity to indulge a passion of hers since childhood – combining jewel-like colours, gold metallic threads and glittering beads.

    Sixteen projects are presented in this book, varying both in size and complexity. Each has been inspired by an example of Islamic art – pottery, textiles, manuscripts or jewellery – from Turkey, Syria, Persia, Arabia or India.

  • Stumpwork Butterflies & Moths

    Jane Nicholas has selected moth and butterfly specimens for interest and colour and to use a wide assortment of materials to interpret these insects. She employs a variety of techniques to work the wings, from surface embroidery in lustrous silks for the Indian moon Moth, to hand dyed silk fabric for the purple fuchsia butterfly and even stitching clear plastic for the glasswing butterfly.

    Detailed information and instructions are provided for each of the 18 specimens and four projects are also offered. Most of these are not difficult to work: some are more challenging but all are fun.


    Part 1 Natural History of the Butterfly and Moth
    Part 2 The Butterfly as Ornament
    Illuminated Manuscripts and Books of Natural History
    The Embroidered Butterfly
    The Butterfly as a Design Source
    The Butterfly in Jewellery
    The Butterfly in China and Japan
    Part 3 The Butterfly and Moth Specimen Box
    The Butterfly Man of Kuranda
    The Entomologist
    The Specimen Box
    The Butterfly and Moth Specimen Box Project
    Part 4 Projects
    Dogwood and Green Lacewing
    Lifecycle of the Swallowtail Butterfly
    Bramble Garland and Emerald Moth
    Rose and Grape Hyacinth
    Part 5 Techniques, Equipment and Stitch Glossary
    Stitch Glossary
    Picture Credits

  • Stumpwork Embroidery

    Stumpwork Embroidery is a bind-up of Kay and Michael Dennis’s successful titles: Stumpwork Seasons, Stumpwork Figures and Beginner’s Guide to Stumpwork.

    This comprehensive title offers clear step-by-steps and inspiring projects so that crafters of all abilities can create wonderful stumpwork and needlelace pieces with ease.

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  • Stumpwork Embroidery Designs and Projects

    Stumpwork – or raised embroidery – has a rich texture that really makes a design stand out.

    Create hangings, embroidered brooches, and images of flowers, animals, and wildlife with these 19 projects. Stitch dandelions, buttercups, and butterflies; a deer next to a pear tree; a pinwheel decorated with foxgloves on one side and a dragonfly with metallic wings on the other. Includes instructions for every stitch you need.