Embroidery

  • A-Z of Stumpwork

    Take an exciting journey into the world of raised embroidery with clear step-by-step photographs and instructions and stunning designs from around the world. Each design is beautifully presented with colour photography, easy-to-follow instructions and full-size pattern. There is expert advice on the materials and tools you need to ensure success and enjoyment, and tips and hints to help you perfect your stitches and techniques.

    • Comprehensive guide to stumpwork
    • Full of hints and tips covering all the embroiderer needs to know
    • Over 400 step-by-step photographs and 20 stunning designs
    • Revamped design with a durable soft cover for this long-awaited reprint

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    $34.99
  • A-Z of Thread Painting

    This comprehensive guide shows all the stitches and techniques needed for thread painting.

    • Fully annotated step-by-step photographs and detailed instructions
    • Dozens of beautiful designs, clearly photographed and accompanied by a pattern, full instructions and a stitch direction diagram
    • Revamped design with a durable soft cover for this long-awaited reprint

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    $34.99
  • A-Z of Whitework

    A–Z of Whitework is the ultimate resource for beginning and experienced needlecrafters who want to discover the timeless appeal of whitework in its many forms.

    • Over 1000 step-by-step photos
    • Encompassing candlewicking, Mountmellick, cut work, appliqué, shadow work and net embroidery
    • Includes many useful tips and fascinating historical information
    • Revamped design with a durable soft cover for this long-awaited reprint

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    $34.99
  • A-Z of Wool Embroidery

    This title explores the handiest stitches and techniques for use in the practice of wool embroidery.

    Clear step-by-step instructions lead the reader through the stitches themselves; and beautiful designs created by readers of Inspirations magazines in Australia aid the reader in putting the techniques into practice. A great accompaniment and follow-on to the A–Z of Embroidery Stitches.

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    $34.99
  • African Inspirations in Embroidery

    A leading embroiderer with a lifelong love and understanding of African culture, Mary Sleigh translates the many striking images of that magnificent continent into breathtaking textile art.

    There's advice on researching traditional African patterns, creating original designs, using colour, and incorporating pattern and texture, as well as case studies of textile artists.

    $32.99
    $14.99
  • Art of Bead Embroidery

    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
  • Art of Chinese Embroidery

    Unlock the secrets of this superb embroidery style through the pages of this long awaited book. Features include:

    • 7 exquisite projects
    • Unique stitch techniques
    • Clear, concise instruction
    • Step-by-step stitch diagrams
    • Outstanding colour photographs
    • Perforated full size design sheets

    $44.99
  • Art of Embroidered Flowers

    Explore nature through a combination of textiles and embroidery in this new, modernised edition of Gilda Baron's inspirational, innovative, step-by-step work.

    Using painted and dyed backgrounds, and hand and machine embroidery, this guide presents a wonderful variety of three dimensional landscape and flower embroideries. A number of techniques are employed when applying colour to the fabric including batik, salt discharge and brushing dye into a wet surface. Beautiful pictures are then stitched and built up over the background in easy stages. The feeling of perspective is enhanced by the clever use of scale and colour, and all the techniques are explained clearly and demonstrated in a series of stunning projects.

    Anyone interested in pattern, texture and colour will discover a wealth of inspiration when they work through the projects. These highly individual designs will encourage beginners and more experienced embroiderers to create their own embroidered flower designs.

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    $29.99
  • Bayeux Tapestry Embroiderers' Story

    With a sketchbook feel that suggests a sense of a work in progress, Jan combines historical facts with the practical aspects of creating such a mammoth piece of art through detailed illustrations and thoughtful stories.

    After extensive research this fascinating account will help to you place the embroidery in plausible context. Discover the women involved in embroidering the piece-their identities, materials, methods, organization, working conditions, and venues.

    $39.99
  • Bead Embroidery Stitch Samples: Motifs

    This book goes beyond basic stitches to full-fashioned designs with a collection of 123 embroidered motifs that incorporate beads that enable you to create designs that range from beautiful to whimsical.

    Motifs vary from elegantly simple single motifs to complex allover patterns to three-dimensional designs. Patterns emphasize beaded edgings and trims, with step-by-step instructions and numerous examples of how to use and place the motifs on garments, accessories and home-décor items.

    Using nothing more than embroidery threads and simple beads, Bead Embroidery Stitch Samples: Motifs offers new ways for beginner and advanced embroidery enthusiasts alike to set their work apart.

    $29.99
  • Bead Embroidery: Essential Stitch Guides

    Produced in close collaboration with the Royal School of Needlework, this work is an expert guide to all aspects of bead embroidery, including information on counted thread beadwork, bead embroidery, beaded surface embroidery and fringing.

    Acclaimed embroiderer Shelley Cox shares stitches and techniques for every sort of needlework that involves beads. An exploration of various decorative effects are included alongside hundreds of instructional colour photographs, making this a fantastic sourcebook and an invaluable reference for beadwork.

    $29.99
  • Beginner's Guide to Crewel Embroidery

    Embroider five beautiful Tudor floral designs using 12 basic stitches with comprehensive advice on design, materials, equipment and how to trace, frame up, prepare and knot your threads in preparation for starting.

    The first three projects are designed to progressively teach you the stitches and build up your skills. Captioned colour photos demonstrate all steps needed to complete each project.

    The two final projects combine all the stitches and step-by-step photos show you how to stretch your completed work. All designs have full-page colour photos and line drawings.

    $24.99
  • Beginner's Guide to Goldwork

    This popular and enduring book by Ruth Chamberlin was first published in 2006 and is still held in high regard today. It now returns as a Search Press Classic, with the addition of a foreword by the illustrious embroiderer and world-renowned blogger Mary Corbet .

    Those who love this traditional form of embroidery can now learn the essential techniques and create their own exquisite embroideries with this easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide. Through careful and detailed instruction, Ruth Chamberlin aims to teach the reader how to create beautiful goldwork motifs, which together form an impressive sampler to show off their work.

    Covering a range of designs, stitches and techniques, with templates throughout and examples of the author's inspiring work, this book provides a firm basis on which the reader can build future projects and continue on their goldwork journey.

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    $29.99
  • Beginner's Guide to Mountmellick Embroidery

    Beginner's Guide to Mountmellick demonstrates 13 stitches, including couching, coral knot, Mountmellick stitch, Portugese knotted stem stitch, knitted fringes, etc. Patterns feature dog roses, corn, blackberries poppies, ivy, vines, corn, daisies and other motifs from the Irish countryside.

    Photos of materials, tools and methods walk you every step of the way. Includes brief history.

    $24.99
  • Beginner's Guide to Silk Ribbon Embroidery

    Learn how to create exquisite, delicately embroidered silk ribbon flowers, including foxgloves, roses, hydrangeas, delphiniums, primroses, geraniums, irises, poppies... and much more. A small selection of stitches is used to create a wide variety of flowers. All the techniques are explained in detailed step-by-step sequences.

    • A best-selling, timeless classic redesigned for modern embroiderers
    • Suitable for beginners and more experienced embroiderers
    • Clear, step-by-step instruction and beautiful designs

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    $19.99
  • Beginner's Guide to Silk Shading

    Learn how to transfer a design, prepare the fabric, frame up and then embroider the few simple stitches that create silk shading (long / short, stem, chain, French Knots). Create four exquisite designs that feature climbing leaves, tulips, butterflies and dog roses.

    Both beginners and experienced embroiderers will be inspired by this beautiful guide and its easy-to-follow instructions with step-by-step colour photos.

    $24.99
  • Blackwork: Essential Stitch Guides

    In this guide to blackwork, graduate apprentice and tutor at the Royal School of Needlework, Becky Hogg, shows how to develop many different patterns from the basic blackwork stitches, using detailed instructions and beautiful examples of traditional and contemporary embroideries.

    The extensive stitch library features over 37 patterns including methods for shading, breaking up patterns and combining techniques.

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    $29.99
  • Boho Embroidery

    Boho Embroidery includes instructions for 10 different embroidery stitches and discusses how to use colour and neutral shades effectively. The author then gives tips about where to find inspiration, and teaches how to create hoops for effective embroidery. It will visually inspire creativity with the goal of creating your own textile art that can be displayed in a hoop, or that can be applied "outside the hoop" and onto other objects.

    There are 10 different projects ranging from linens to hair clips to buttons – all projects show practical ways to embellish with embroidery and appliqué. The book wraps up with the author's suggestions on how to explore your own creativity with pattern suggestions for making your own hoops or accessories.

    $49.99
    $44.99