• Canvaswork: Essential Stitch Guides

    Rachel Doyle presents an expert guide to canvaswork, and includes complete information on the major stitches while offering stunning new design ideas. Here you will find:

    • Diagonal stitches, horizontal and vertical stitches, raised, textured and filling stitches
    • Decorative effects are explored
    • A fantastic source book and an invaluable reference for canvaswork stitches

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  • Celtic Needlepoint

    Features 18 original designs by this popular designer and includes ideas for cushions, belts and chair seats-all inspired by the artistry of the Celts. With easy-to-follow charts and instructions throughout.

    Designs include:

    • Geometric Key Patterns; Cushion, Glasses Case, Workbox Cover and Footstool Cover
    • Spiral Patterns; Cushion, Chessboard, Sewing Case, Pincushion
    • Knotwork Patterns; Hexagonal Cushion, Belt, Carpet Seat Cushion
    • Bird and Tree Patterns; Eagle Tile Cushion, Interlaced Heron Bookmark, Tree of Life Panel, Circular Bird Stool Cover
    • Animal Patterns; Beast-head Belt, Lion and Lamb Rug, Lion Tile Cushion
    • Plus: Needlepoint techniques

  • Chinese Embroidery

    Embroidery in China is a true art form, one that has been practiced for over 2000 years. In Chinese Embroidery, you'll discover everything from the history of the art to the different schools in different ages and their styles to knowledge about selection, collection and preservation of embroidered articles.

    The book contains over 200 full-colour photos of works and step-by-step guides – all of which help to explain and analyse over 20 kinds of needlework and teach comprehensive application of these basic skills – with over 40 exquisite projects.

    Stimulate your imagination and creativity as you learn about the pattern-oriented art and traditional culture of China and master the embroidery craftsmanship unique to it.

  • Classic Hardanger

    An edited bindup of the two popular books from Gina Marion (Creative Hardanger, Decorative Designs in Hardanger) this one volume contains what you need (and need to know) to get started.

    • Tips on how to create your own designs
    • Stitches, techniques and colour photos of the 50+ superb projects: Christmas decorations, a beautiful shawl, pincushions, cushions, tray cloth, coasters, doilies, cards, samplers, Christening gown, wedding cushion, floral vest – many use coloured fabric / threads; some bead / metallic thread embellishments
    • User-friendly, illustrated instruction will suit any embroiderer interested in this style

  • Colorful Stitchery

    Embroidery has never looked this good or been so colourful – 65 projects to stitch your way to a more colourful home.Both beginner and experienced stitchers alike will find dozens of embroidery projects that add exuberance to every room in the house.

    The collection opens with pillow covers in dancing colours on unexpected patterns and fabrics, such as stripes and plaids, velvets and corduroys. For kitchens, Kristin offers a joyfully polka-dotted tea cozy or jewel-bright, purchased napkins and tablecloth creatively stitched with floral motifs. And there is so much more!

    Many projects feature fabrics from flea markets and thrift shops, with complete how-to on hand-felting and hand-dyeing sweaters and blankets for the very softest, most colourful look. With her ribbon-stitched craft boxes, embroidered stationery and even a pair of espadrilles, the author explores an exciting world of embroidering on unexpected surfaces and materials.

  • Complete Book of Stumpwork Embroidery

    Now in one volume – two popular books: Stumpwork Embroidery: Designs and Projects and Stumpwork Embroidery: Collection of Fruits, Flowers and Insects for Contemporary Raised Embroidery.

    The materials, equipment, techniques, stitches, directions and projects are in an easy-to-follow format, illustrated with diagrams, colour plates. Projects with templates for needlework kit, jewellery, pictures. . . A must-have for all embroiderers.

  • Complete Machine Embroidery Manual

    This book provides everything you need to know, from the types and formats of embroidery design available, how to get them off the internet and into your machine, how to stabilize fabric, which threads and needles to use to get the best results, and of course how to use these designs creatively for beautiful results.

    It will also help you make the most of the built-in embroidery stitches that most sewing machines offer, but which are mostly forgotten about! Also included is an invaluable quick reference section, with expert advice on troubleshooting some common problems, and a guide to what to look for if you are thinking of buying one of these fabulous machines.

    • Get the most from your machine using inbuilt stitches
    • Great for all machine models
    • Advice, techniques, ideas and tips to get the best embroidery from your sewing machine

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  • Creative Recycling in Embroidery

    Recycle everyday items to create artful hand and machine embroidered textile pieces - bags, bowls, vessels, hangings, etc. Packed with ideas for using diverse salvaged material: paper, fabric, fibres, plastic, wood, metal, dried flowers, broken jewellery, souvenirs . . .

    Simple instructions guide you through a variety of ideas, and each technique is illustrated with inspiring works from the world's leading contemporary embroiderers.

  • Crewel & Surface Embroidery

    In a fusion of crewel and surface embroidery, Trish has broken boundaries with her unique sense of colour and shading by interpreting a mix of thread painting and Australian wool embroidery.

    The 17 beginner, intermediate and advanced projects use a minimum of stitches to create exciting, easily achievable effects. Step-by-step colour photos, illustrations, directions, and row-by-row colour keys make stitching the different floral arrangements a joy.

  • Crewel Embroidery

    Shelagh Amor has presented a comprehensive guide to crewel embroidery. She guides the embroiderer through colour choices and design to make an exciting piece of work.

    There is something here for all crewel embroiderers, from the beginner to the advanced. The aim of this book is to give confidence to the novice embroiderer and to provide a design source for the more experienced embroiderer.

    As with all embroidery techniques, the working of crewel embroidery is meant to be an enjoyable pursuit. It is adaptable to a wide range of purposes such as fashion items, soft furnishings and wall hangings. This book demonstrates how surface stitches are used in crewel work and explains some rules which will help the embroiderer to achieve the best results.

  • Crewel Intentions

    Keeping to a theme started in Crewel Twists, Hazel Blomkamp continues the concept of using non-traditional techniques and materials in crewel or Jacobean embroidery. It showcases four large projects, each with an accompanying small project similar in technique, and shows needle workers how to be creative with threads, alternative stitches and beads.

    Traditional techniques are explained but are extended with the use of bead embroidery, needle lace techniques and stitches not normally used in crewel work. Many new needle lace and bead embroidery techniques are incorporated, and the book also explores weaving techniques used to create textures like twill and lace weaves, as well as patterns similar to tartan and houndstooth check.

    Every project is clearly explained with step-by-step instructions and lots of photographs, and the completed embroideries are once again displayed in ways that are both decorative and functional in the home. Templates of the original designs complete this magnificent source for creative embroidery.

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  • Crewel Twists

    Hazel Blomkamp uses a wide selection of materials to update techniques and inspire embroiderers to explore whilst working loosely within the confines of crewel work styles. She shows how to be creative with fabric, threads, beads and alternative stitches, borrowing techniques from other forms of needlework while still producing a product that is typical of the crewel or Jacobean style of embroidery.

    • A fresh take on Jacobean embroidery
    • Materials and techniques to inspire
    • Beautiful, decorative embroidery projects for your home

    The original designs include:

    • Projects including beads and metal threads to add sparkle and texture to your work
    • Monochrome embroidery making use of a variety of threads and beads, all within the same colour range
    • Techniques employed in needle-made laces with designs defined by means of texture
    • More traditional embroidery including shading and satin stitch and the many variations of trellis couching to provide texture and interest

  • Crewelwork: Essential Stitch Guides

    In this invaluable stitch guide, Jacqui McDonald, graduate apprentice and tutor at the Royal School of Needlework shows you detailed instructions on how to work basic and more complex stitches.

    Features step-by-step photographic instructions on framing and transferring designs and an extensive stitch library that includes 37 filling, outline and surface stitches.

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  • Crimson Tweed

    Sue Spargo's Crimson Tweed is a lovely Chistmas-themed quilt that is built block by block. The quilt design features:

    • General guidelines and materials list
    • 8 blocks with detailed instructions, full-size templates and stitch guides
    • Border and finishing instructions
    • Plus four additional holiday projects: Pomegranate Table Rug, Holiday Birds, 16 Patch Frosty Flurries, Crimson Snow Crystal

    The finished quilt measures 130 x 99 cm (51 x 39 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.

  • Cuppa

    Sue Spargo presents Cuppa, featuring wonderful stitcheries and techniques including wool appliqué, layering and embroidery. The quilt design features:

    • 9 blocks with full-size templates, detailed instructions and colour photos
    • Materials list
    • Border and finishing instructions
    • Finished size 38 inches (96 cm) square

    The book also includes a bonus pattern for the Cuppa Workbox – a zippered embroidered appliqué project bag you can use to hold threads, notions and the blocks you are currently working on.

    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.

  • Di Van Niekerk's Roses in Silk and Organza Ribbon

    Whether you learn from the exquisite rose sampler specially designed for the book, or make only one rose, this is a book that you will refer to often, especially when you wish to make something exceptional.

    Learn how to make delicate, beautiful and realistic silk roses and organza leaves, and have fun making them for a friend, or for a special project. There is a flower for every occasion: adorning a hat or a knitted bag, embellishing a crocheted scarf or adding beauty to a beaded necklace. Techniques include 16 different roses, blooming amongst a latticework of rosebuds, leaves and stems. Learn how to make rose petals and rose hips, sepals, stems and leaves, spent roses and stamens, and gorgeous little birds, a bird's nest, beautiful butterflies, bows and wisteria.

    There is something for everyone in these pages and it is amazing how easy, enjoyable and rewarding these techniques are.