• The Textile Artist: The Seasons in Silk Ribbon Embroidery

    Silk ribbon embroidery enthusiasts all over the world have been discovering the work of renowned Ukrainian embroiderer, Tatiana Popova. Here she teaches all the essential techniques and stitches you need, including traditional ribbonwork and thread embroidery, as well as new ways of working that she has developed herself to make silk ribbon embroidery easier.

    The second part of the book is devoted to 20 stunning projects inspired by the seasons, each accompanied by numerous step-by-step photos, diagrams and instructions. These include vibrant floral arrangements as well as romantic and whimsical designs such as hearts, owls and posies, and there are ideas for seasonal gifts such as an Easter wreath, a Wedding Day heart and a Christmas star. Ten of the designs feature full-size images to scan and print on your fabric before embroidering.

    Whether you are new to ribbon embroidery or an experienced embroiderer looking for inspiration and expert guidance, Tatiana's beautiful book is one you will turn to again and again.

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  • Thread Folk

    Thread Folk is a modern refresh of an age-old craft. Author Libby Moore teaches basic stitches and how to choose materials, and shares original patterns with pull-out pattern sheets included. Her book includes:

    • 15 embroidery projects
    • Step-by-step instructions & modern patterns
    • 14 different stitches, from straight stitch to lazy daisy
    • Techniques to stitch on clothes, shoes, tote bags and pillows

    Thread Folk also features Artist Collaborations, a series of projects based on the curated artwork of several distinctive, talented artists, including clothing designer Audrey Smit, and illustrators Alli Koch and Lauren Merrick.

  • Three-Dimensional Embroidery Stitches

    Discover how to bring your embroideries to life with Pat's original and vibrant guide to creating many different raised stitches.

    Illustrated throughout with diagrams and step-by-step colour photos, the book combines technique with inspiration. French knots, tufting, stem stitch, whipped spider's web, woven picot and more are combined with painted backgrounds, couching, padded work and twisted threads to create a sequence of easy-to-follow projects.

    Pat guides you through each stage, showing how to build up scenes and pictures. Using nature as her inspiration, she demonstrates the techniques involved in creating flowers, plants, woodlands and seashores.

  • Tiny Stitches

    This collection of mini accessories are not only sweet and off the wall, they're practical pieces that you can wear, and are perfect gifts! These embroideries are also small-scale canvasses for you to show off your stitching skills: no more than 10 stitches are used for the 20 projects throughout, and range from beginner to intermediate in skill.

    Every project is explained with clear photography and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. Each one doesn't use much in the way of materials and there's no complicated finishing involved. These will be projects that you will finish!

    There are also 50 motifs to choose from and play with, provided in a range of sizes and suitable for a variety of different projects, so you can make your own unique designs based on the author's edgy style. Templates come in different sizes, so you can select the one you want to suit your own requirements.

  • Transfer & Stitch Butterflies, Bees & Bugs

    This latest addition to the Transfer & Stitch series covers a huge range of designs of butterflies, bees and an assortment of bugs, to be embroidered onto clothing or home furnishings for a unique, quirky finish.

    Designs range from traditional, life-like insects to edgy modern steampunk designs. These intricate motifs can be rendered in metallic or variegated threads to give them a colourful, insect-like sheen.

    There are over fifty designs to choose from, starting from tiny ladybirds up to larger-scale grasshoppers, and each one comes with an iron-on transfer that can be applied directly to fabric.

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  • Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery

    Leading Australian embroidery designer and needlework teacher Yvette Stanton guides your steps from novice to advanced merezhka stitchery – an historic, counted thread, embroidery technique from Poltava (Ukraine).

    The 300+ colour diagrams and photos (and antique clothing) illustrate the two main techniques and seven projects (bag, doily). Includes troubleshooting tips and hints.

  • Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook

    Lavish colour photos and step-by-step text teach everything you need to know to get the most from sashiko, from selecting fabrics and threads to marking and stitching the patterns.

    The 10 project chapters show how to master over 100 stunning decorative patterns using quick and easy techniques as you create long samplers, greetings cards, table mats, cushions, tote bags, kinchaku bags and a table runner. Additional features include:

    • Sashiko history
    • Library of moyozashi and hitomezashi patterns and motifs
    • Gallery of sashiko masterpieces

  • Vintage Stitching Treasury

    Use vintage embroidery to add a nostalgic touch to anything you sew.

    Inside this book you'll discover a treasure chest of authentic embroidery patterns from the classic magazines and needlework catalogues of days gone by. From birds and bunnies to flowers and fruit, hundreds of retro-cool designs are accompanied by gorgeous colour photographs, stitching advice and four step-by-step projects.

    You're sure to find the perfect inspiration here for creating either a thoughtful gift or a new family heirloom.

  • Whimsical Felt Embroidery

    Pair traditional embroidery stiches with fun felt patterns to create hoop art worthy of prominent display on your walls.

    These colourful, charming designs are the perfect wall art for a nursery, playroom or any space you want to brighten and enliven with fun patterns and designs. Step-by-step instructions and tear-out templates make it simple to create playful monkeys, magical mermaids and bright sunflowers.

    The author walks you through the essential stiches and shares her tips and tricks, so whether you’re an embroidery beginner or a seasoned pro, you can create whimsical felt designs that will be the focal point of any room. And even better, Meghan shows you how to personalize any project so that it’s one of a kind.

  • Whitework Embroidery

    This sumptuous book is full of incredibly delicate and beautiful whitework embroidery of all kinds. Whitework is simply embroidery worked in white thread on white fabric, and it is renowned for its calm beauty and simplicity. An ancient form of embroidery that was popular in the Middle Ages, Ayako Otsuka has brought whitework completely up to date with her gorgeous examples.

    Featuring drawn thread work, Schwalm embroidery, Ajour embroidery and Hedebo embroidery, among other techniques, there is a wealth of information here for the keen embroiderer and 30 very beautiful projects to choose from.

    The projects include such items as a sampler, a tea cosy, a teddy bear cushion, a christening gown, a ring bearer’s pillow and a table runner. Some items are more complex than others, and there is a comprehensive techniques section with detailed step-by-step instructions, clear photographs and diagrams to guide you.

  • Whitework with Colour

    The flexibility of Whitework with Colour has opened the door to a whole new world of possibilities. There are no limits to the subjects one can stitch, and you will find nestled among the pages a wide variety of projects which will entice you to get stitching.

    Trish Burr believes colour is the key to any successful piece of embroidery so has used quite unusual colour combinations and stitched some of the projects in more than one colourway to show how different the same design can look when stitched in other shades. The embroidery is innovative, great fun and seriously addictive.

    There are 17 projects in the book, ranging from complete beginner to more advanced. No special skills are required but a little practice will go a long way in helping you to master the technique.

  • Whitework: Essential Stitch Guides

    Lizzie Lansberry provides a wonderful introduction to whitework combining the traditions with new ideas and contemporary design.

    Whiteworkk begins with the history of this wide-ranging type of embroidery, then explains the materials needed and the issues of designing and ordering your work for stitching in white on white fabric. The Stitches section covers pulled thread, core surface, decorative and drawn thread stitches, as well as eyelets and cutwork. Two beautiful whitework pieces are then analysed to show how all the stitches and techniques were used, and a traditional piece is reworked with a contemporary twist. Finally the further techniques of using layers, net darning and trailing are shown.

    • Step by step photography, full instructions and diagrams make this a clear and user-friendly guide
    • Compact, spiral-bound, easy-to-use lay-flat format
    • Inspirational finished works, traditional and contemporary, to show how the stitches can be used

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  • Willing Hands

    Betsy Morgan has designed a charming selection of small projects to match each etui including scissor sheaths and fobs, thread winders, needlebooks, pincushions and thimble cases. Worked in counted thread techniques using hand-dyed silk threads, each etui is adorned with exquisite motifs based on themes including antique toys, Elizabethan caskets, pioneer samplers and beloved fruits and flowers.

    Eight captivating etuis with coordinating accessories are included, along with colour charts to guide every stitch. Detailed instructions are provided for every step from stitching to construction.

  • Zakka Embroidery

    Japanese designer Yumiko Higuchi presents embroidery motifs to be stitched in just one or two colours – creating patterns and designs that are more evocotive for their form than for a play of colours.

    Moving away from traditional embroidery motifs, the designs here are an elegant hybrid of Japanese and Scandinavian style: the motifs and patterns are spare and graphic, yet softened with organic shapes and imagery drawn from nature. The result is embroidery that evokes a personal feel and conjures a sense of nostalgia and longing.

    The work here feels very approachable and appropriate for beginner stitchers. Each embroidery design is paired with a simple project, such as ribbons, pillows and pouches.