• A-Z of Ribbon Embroidery

    The appeal of ribbon embroidery is timeless and thousands of embroiderers have been captivated by its ease of use and fabulous results. This book is a complete manual for the beginner through to the advanced embroiderer featuring:

    • Step-by-step photographs and clear instructions that take you through all the stiches and techniques
    • Advice on choosing ribbons, fabrics, needles and frames, as well as a host of other hints and tips
    • 40 exquisite designs with full detail provided on the materials and stitches
    • Templates, a pattern key and a comprehensive index

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  • A-Z of Sewing for Smockers

    This extensive how-to text focuses on garment construction for smocking enthusiasts and is the ideal companion to the A–Z of Smocking.

    Presented in an easy to use style, this book is overflowing with hundreds of step-by-step photographs and invaluable hints for creating beautiful heirloom garments from blouses to bridesmaids' dresses.

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  • A-Z of Smocking

    A–Z of Smocking features every smocking stitch, clearly explained for beginners, but also has inspiring examples and new or little-known techniques to appeal to experienced smockers. It features:

    • How to work the stitches, read graphs, and select colours, fabric and threads
    • How to pleat and block a garment, giving advice on different techniques such as ribbon weaving, counterchange, template and freeform smocking and much more
    • Hints, ideas all the stitches and techniques
    • 1000 inspirational photographs

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Art of Embroidered Butterflies

    The embroidery of Jane Hall is breathtaking, and in this gorgeous book she combines her love of butterflies with her outstanding talent as a textile artist to produce three-dimensional renditions of exquisitely worked butterflies that are almost indistinguishable from the real thing.

    One of the most striking features of this book is the amazing photography of Jane's work, including detailed close-ups, which, together with Jane's poetic and inspiring text, make this a book that anyone who is an artist, embroiderer, textile artist or simply a lover of beautiful books, will want to own.

    • Provides a unique insight into the work of this eminent embroiderer, including the materials and methods she uses to produce her beautiful three-dimensional embroideries
    • 12 projects, each based on a different butterfly, with photographs, swatches, drawings and paintings that inspired it

  • 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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  • Art of Whimsical Stitching

    From pillows to bags, art quilts to journals, explore the range of sewing projects that The Art of Whimsical Stitching provides! Mixed-media artist, Joanne Sharpe, shares her favourite methods of stitching so that you can feel inspired by the endless patterns and techniques.

    Whether you’re a seasoned stitcher or just starting out, this guide will walk you through the details of sewing so that you can learn and apply your practices. With more than a dozen techniques, you will end up with a collection of funky and fun artwork. Your artistic repertoire will grow greatly as you tackle different ideas – collage, stencilling, free-motion stitching, fused appliqué lettering and hand embroidery are just some of the techniques you will learn.

    This book features:

    • Step-by-step instructions and images
    • More than a dozen stitching techniques
    • Functional and imaginative projects

    Have fun with paints, markers and dyes and don’t be scared to incorporate your own designs into the patterns. This book easily allows for self-growth and you will be surprised by the enjoyment that comes with mixed-media work.

  • Asian-Inspired Machine Embroidery

    These 35+ classic Asian motifs and 24 projects will show you how to use designs to transform embellished cards, a banner, silk scarf, napkins and table runner, garden tote bag and visor, journal cover, and more.

    All designs are included on CD-ROM with each design offered in 6 machine formats as well as in black and white PDF’s for hand embroiderers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Beaded Embroidery Stitching

    Inspired by the magic of beads, buttons and charms, Christen Brown shares 8 stunning beadwork projects from brooches and bracelets to wallhangings. A handy visual guide to 125 bead embroidered and bead woven stitches categorizes each stitch by style, with a second alphabetical index to keep at your fingertips.

    • Embellish 8 projects from bedazzled jewellery to wall art and a sewing caddy
    • Search both the complete visual guide (with stitches organized by type) and the A–Z stitch index for easy reference
    • A robust project gallery will inspire crafters of all skill levels, from embroiderers and sewists to crazy quilters, mixed media artists, and jewellery makers

  • Beautiful Stitches

    Susan Bates explores the world of free style embroidery with the designs illustrating her love of colour, pattern and detail that will appeal to beginners and more experienced stitchers. The book features:

    • Over 100 motifs on a variety of subjects, such as birds, flowers and the natural world
    • Trendy motifs that feature lettering, fashion accessories and travel
    • Simple stitches, all clearly explained in the tools and techniques sections
    • Diagrams are in full colour and each project is beautifully photographed

  • 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.