Discover the beautiful Japanese pattern darning technique kogin and how it can be used to create stunning stitched and quilted projects. Kogin is a variation of the popular Japanese embroidery technique sashiko and is rapidly becoming as popular as its 'big sister'.
Japanese embroidery expert, Susan Briscoe, has compiled a collection of over 60 pattern charts – kogin is a counted embroidery technique – and 12 accompanying projects to create The Ultimate Kogin Collection, following on from her classic title The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook. The projects range from small and very accessible items such as simple greetings cards and coasters to larger projects including wall hangings and table runners.$39.99
This classic reference book has achieved near-legendary status since it was first published in 1934, owing to its clear instructions and huge library of stitches.
The book includes full illustrated instructions for over 400 embroidery stitches, ranging from simple border and outline stitches, to filling stitches, canvas stitches and pulled fabric stitches. Scattered throughout are dozens of inspirational embroideries to show the stitches in action.
Ideal for both those starting out with needlework and those more accomplished embroiderers who need inspiration for different stitches and techniques, this new, redesigned edition includes the internationally-renowned embroiderer Jan Eaton's revisions to the original text, and includes a preface by famed embroiderer Mary Corbet.
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Thread painting embroidery is one of the most beautiful embroidery techniques. Often mistaken for painted art, it shows off the true skill of an embroiderer.
This book demystifies the technique and shows how easy it is to start embroidering your own stitched masterpieces. For the true beginner and the experienced stitcher alike it will be a treasured guide, explaining the techniques and providing the inspiration to master this exquisite form of embroidery. Over 600 colour photographs support 20 step-by-step projects that range from a simply shaded topiary tree to a three-dimensional hydrangea bouquet.$52.99
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.$36.99$34.99
Hand-stitched Landscapes and Flowers is a beautiful exploration of the potential of embroidery in depicting the natural world.
Katrina Witten uses no more than six simple stitches for each embroidery, plus delicate embellishments and an array of techniques and fabrics to portray pastoral scenes of fields, flowers and creatures with eye-catching three-dimensional effects. There are ten detailed projects to try, depicting, among others, a hedgerow, a bluebell-emblazoned woodland, sunflowers, a poppy field and a summer scene of buddleia, butterflies and bees.
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Welcome to the artful world of Japanese master embroiderer Reiko Mori, a place where embroidery embodies charm, grace and true elegance. Choose from more than 40 picturesque motifs, many grouped into enchanting vignettes to mix and match; then use the motifs in 11 projects, including totes, fabric-covered boxes and more.
Learn 16 embroidery stitches to create designs for holidays (a wreath and tiny ornaments), seasons (chubby bees buzzing around dimensional daisies) and everyday occasions (an antique sewing machine and scissors). Themed chapters include flower, marine and Christmas collections, as well as an assortment ofthe author's signature black-on-linen designs.$44.99
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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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
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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Big Embroidery is all about stitching beautiful designs up fast using yarn instead of embroidery thread. Nancy Nicholson has created a collection of stunning designs based on traditional crewel work, and adapted them for a modern audience using everyday yarn.
Crewel embroidery is traditionally done using 2ply wool and stitched onto linen. Nancy shows how to get beautiful results using different types of yarn and fabric, including upholstery fabrics, woollens and tweeds to create a collection of stunning quick-to-stitch projects.
Choose from home decor items such as cushions, bags, wall hangings and table runners, as well as ideas for embellishing clothing. The book shows readers how to do all the key embroidery stitches with a stitch library featuring easy-to-follow diagrams of all the basic crewel embroidery stitches in detail.$35.99
A combination of the author's previous books Traditional Blackwork and Beginners Guide to Blackwork., this compendium presenteds an approachable introduction to creating traditional blackwork embroideries using simple stitches on evenweave fabric.
Step-by-step photographs and charts illustrate how traditional motifs, patterns and borders can be combined to create stunning designs.
Contains all you need to know in order to produce beautiful embroideries, complete with instructions on creating band samplers inspired by those on which 16th-century embroiderers collected their favourite designs, including figures, flowers, plants, birds and animals.$25.99
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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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
Boho Embroidery: The Pattern Collection presents Nichole Vogelsinger's signature fabric-collage-meets-embroidery style with designs, stitches and techniques.
You will also learn how to expand your stitching palette by combining unique threads and an array of stitches with interesting fabrics and embellishments. Use sequins and beads to add texture, glimmer and glitz.
In addition to the 30-original ready-to-stitch modern motifs, the author provides step-by-step instructions for 20 embroidery stitches. And, if you're ready to step out on your own, the book also provides design prompts that will help you experiment and create your own unique embroidered fabric-collage art.$49.99$44.99
Boutis, also known as Provençal quilting, is a specific sewing technique dating back to the 17th-19th centuries, developed mainly in and around Marseilles. Used initially to embellish corsets, baby apparel and bedspreads, Boutis work developed into more elaborate and ornate attire, such as wedding dresses and swaddling clothes, as well as trousseaux and other luxury goods. Patterns are revealed via narrow tunnels that are stuffed with yarn, creating raised areas giving off both shadow and light.
In this book, Kumiko Nakayama has carefully hand-drawn all of her diagrams and patterns so as to ensure the finesse that this long-lost art represents. The 21 projects of varying difficulties are explained in detail and accompanied with elegant photos – a wedding skirt, lamp shade, purses, baby bib and bonnet, silk cuffs and collar, tablecloth – there is a project for everyone!
For those who are curious about learning this gorgeous art, a project specifically geared to beginners is thoughtfully outlined to ensure success. Also included are three diagrams to make tunnels of different widths, depending upon the project you choose to make.
From Quiltmania with text in English and French. Includes full size pattern pull-outs.$69.99
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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Fat, striped, cheshire or grumpy, this books offers more than 300 embroidery stitch patters for cat lovers.
Each set of patterns offers a range of ideas in different styles, shapes and genres from simple to more complex. The original designs and clear instructions make this a purrfect book for embroidery beginners or those looking for fun and simple patterns.$24.99
Gail Pan's sweet and sentimental embroideries take on a delightful new twist! Small patchwork quilts include spaces to spotlight interchangeable embroidery panels, making it easy to replace one pretty piece for another to reflect the time of year.
Four types of projects inspired by seasons, holidays, celebrations and the comforts of home mean there's always a beautiful stitchery to display. In addition to small quilts and framed art, Gail includes seven embroidered banners for all kinds of occasions that will make even ordinary days special.
Free sample Try the Celebration Banners project from the book.$34.99
The Sampler Series is a wool appliqué, layering and embroidery series designed for the creative mind. This pattern includes instructions for assembly, finishing and suggested stitches for three appliqués to get the creative juices flowing. Includes a high quality tracing template.
The author's Creative Stitching 2nd Edition is recommended for detailed stitchery instructions.$29.99
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 during 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. Learn about the pattern-oriented art and traditional culture of China at the same time as you master the embroidery craftsmanship unique to China.$29.99
Gail Pan's whimsical, cheerful embroidery style is incredibly easy to re-create, whether you're an experienced stitcher or have never picked up a needle. Think you're too busy to make gifts for the holidays? Finishing is easy with projects that are so portable and quick you can stitch while travelling, socializing, or even as you wait for an appointment.
- Gail explains it all: which needles to use, how to choose thread, how to mark the designs on fabric, how to make each stitch and more
- Featuring festive designs to bedeck gift tags, bags, wall hangings, Christmas stockings, table runners, sewing accessories and much more
- Enjoy a satisfying and relaxing way to decorate your home for the holidays – or create one-of-a-kind gifts from the heart
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
There is no name more closely linked to ornate and fanciful fabric designs than Tula Pink. Sewists and quilters have long delighted in using her fabric to create whimsical sewn creations. Now hand embroiderers, too, can join the fun and stitch her signature designs with needle and tread!
In Coloring with Thread, you'll find 17 of Tula's animal and floral designs from her best-selling fabric collections rendered and primed for hand embroidery. Step-by-step stitch instructions for over 20 embroidery stitches are included to help you bring adorable bunnies, octopi and elephants to life right in your hands. Each motif features a colour guide and thread colour suggestions selected by Tula herself to insure a gorgeous finished design. Plus, you'll find every motif on CD-ROM, where they are ready to size and print for your individual project needs.
Whether you follow her colour guides or make each design your own, you'll love coloring with thread and stitching the whimsical world of Tula Pink!$37.99
The author provides a greater awareness of how colour affects our embroidery and what brings it to life.
Each aspect is clearly illustrated by example and includes tools for selecting colours, choosing shades that enhance, why some shades blend 'better' than others and the importance of contrast with light and shadow.
There are projects to represent each colour group including stunning roses, camellias, fruit and bee-eater birds.
The highlight includes chapters on colour combinations and complementary colours. These include more than 200 stitched examples with DMC thread keys, plus colour schemes.$49.99
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.$49.99
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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