• Earth n' Twig

    Sue Spargo's Earth n' Twig was inspired by a joyous spring in Barcelona with flowers blooming in profusion. The quilt design features:

    • General guidelines and materials list
    • 8 blocks with detailed instructions, full-size templates and stitch guides
    • Border and finishing instructions

    The finished quilt measures 127 x 119 cm (50 x 47 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.

  • Edgy Embroidery

    Renee Rominger has created 25 edgy designs that go above and beyond traditional flowers. Instead of "Home Sweet Home/' readers can embroider "Smash the Patriarchy" or add a flower crown to a cow skull. Additional irreverent designs include Can U Not?, Anatomical Heart, Haunted House on a Hill and Crystal Ball.

    Embroiderers and those who are looking for a new, relaxing hobby will not want to miss out on these beautiful, innovative and unconventional designs.

  • Elegant Hardanger Embroidery

    With projects ranging from beginner, intermediate and advanced, this guide will take you step by step from novice to advanced stitcher, with helpful diagrams and hints and tips at every stage.

    Discover how to create the stitches and techniques of Hardanger embroidery, how to fix mistakes and then work your way through 15 projects.

  • Embroidered Boxes

    This beautiful book brings the traditional craft of box making right up to date with the latest construction techniques and modern designs.

    It starts with projects suitable for beginners, and then introduces further techniques so readers can design and construct their own boxes. There are ten step-by step guides on how to construct different styles and shapes of boxes, and how to insert more complex decorative and functional elements.

    With over 650 colour photographs as well as stunning examples of embroidery techniques and designs, it is sure to delight and inspire every embroiderer and craft enthusiast. Features include:

    • Help and advice on materials, construction methods and techniques
    • 10 step-by-step guides with photographs on how to construct different styles and shapes of boxes, and how to insert more complex decorative and functional elements
    • Instructions for creating the embroideries from the boxes with photographs, and help on how to mount the sections
    • Advice on how to design and construct your own boxes, as well as how to adapt the boxes for your own use

  • Embroidered Country Gardens

    Be inspired to embroider all the elements of an idyllic English country garden. Suitable for beginners as well as accomplished embroiderers, Lorna Bateman’s beautiful book includes 12 practical projects for you to make and adorn with exquisite floral motifs.

    Lorna walks you through a variety of stitches including raised and textured stitches, teaching you to embroider individual flowers with them and how to incorporate these into an original garden motif. For the nature enthusiast, there is plenty to get excited about: an A–Z of English garden flowers and how to stitch them; a section on stitching common garden insects; and how to embroider iconic garden imagery such as birdbaths and garden ornaments.

    Roses are the archetypal cottage flower and Lorna describes how to incorporate a climbing rose, rose spray and standard rose in your designs.

    Embroidered Country Gardens is peppered throughout with seeds of wisdom: invaluable hints and tips from the author to help you develop your own skills and unique style. As well as step-by-step instructions, there are also detailed photographs, outline template drawings and a fully illustrated A–Z of stitches.

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  • Embroidered Garden

    Kazuko Aoki has a unique talent for translating the beauty of the garden with needle and thread. By offering 40 motifs, Aoki invites us to explore her gardens through embroidery. The motifs explore the roses and wildflowers that appear season to season, as well as the bees and butterflies that enjoy their nectar.

    The designs here are exquisite, detailed and artfully rendered. Beyond the motifs themselves, Aoki also presents projects that feature the embroidery: brooches, notebook covers, pin cushions and pouches. For those new to embroidery, detailed how-to illustrations are included.

  • Embroidered Garden Flowers

    Working through a full growing season, from spring to autumn, the 63 flower varieties presented here offer a full garden of cherished blooms.

    From pansies and lilies-of-the-valley to poppies, zinnias, and campanulas, the flowers presented here feature buds, blooms and roots in stunning detail and charming color combinations. As an avid gardener and seasoned embroiderer, Kazuko Aoki presents a beautiful blending of her twin passions through designs that are clearly rendered with an appreciation for intricacies and a delight in the subject.

    With artistic photographs, clear step-by-step instructions and detailed diagrams, Embroidered Garden Flowers is a treasure trove that can be enjoyed by novice and experienced sewers alike.

  • Embroidered Kitchen Garden

    Embroidery artist and avid gardener Kazuko Aoki shares her collection of exquisite designs inspired by her very own kitchen garden. This bountiful assortment of embroidery motifs includes everyone's favourite garden treats.

    From humble tomatoes and radishes to show-stopping figs and Brussels sprouts, this collection features over 30 designs. Each design features artfully illustrative details yet are made with just a handful of simple embroidery stitches. Instructions and templates for all designs are included, along with personal embroidery tips and expert advice from the author.

  • Embroidered Landscapes

    This book is about the processes and techniques of designing, stitching and completing realistic interpretations of landscapes. The processes described will enable any embroiderer from any country in the world to adapt and produce hand-embroidered landscapes portraying their own regions.

    The techniques are the combination and adaption of different art genre, textiles, traditional stitch’s and hand embroidery techniques. It is the result of over 25 years of experiment, refinement and tutoring by author, Judy Wilford.

    The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 covers the materials and equipment needed to design and embroider a landscape. Part 2 contains projects based on different landforms: the coastlines, escarpments, plains and deserts each further develop and extend techniques using fabric and stitch to achieve specific effects.

  • Embroidered Life

    Featuring a die-cut case with actual stitching on the front cover, Embroidered Life shows that illustrations created with needle and thread can be strikingly contemporary.

    From beautiful botanicals to bold affirmations, the work of fibre artist Sarah K. Benning gives any embroidery enthusiast, art lover or plant fanatic a new appreciation for the craft of needlework. In this eye-catching art book, Sara Barnes guides readers through Benning's innovative embroidery process and successful business model, offering behind-the-scenes insights to inspire makers and creative entrepreneurs.

  • Embroidered Treasures: Birds

    Nature has always been a huge source of inspiration to embroiderers and this fantastic book showcases the Embroiderers' Guild's huge collection of embroidered birds through the ages. From the subtle shades seen in crewelwork and the Buratto lace of Europe to the glittering silk, metal and beetle wing designs of China, Japan and India, the author presents a beautiful array of stitchwork that truly is a feast for the eyes.

    Featuring full-colour photographs and extended captions, items are shown also in full along with detailed images to show off the stunning stitched birds at their best. These wonderful embroidered treasures are as varied as badges, postcards, aprons, wall hangings, dresses, cushion covers and samplers, some of which date back to the 17th century.

    Collected from many different countries, this exquisite book is an opportunity to see fabulous works that are very rarely seen in public.

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  • Embroidered Treasures: Flowers

    The Embroiderers' Guild was founded in 1906 and has in its collection embroideries from all over the world. These wonderful works, which somehow survived through the ages, could be said to be one of the most important group of embroideries assembled in one place.

    Nature has always been a huge source of inspiration to embroiderers and this fantastic book showcases the Guild's huge collection of embroidered flowers through the ages. Featuring full-colour photographs, items are shown in full and also with detail images to show off the flowers at their best.

    These wonderful embroidered treasures are as varied as wall hangings, children's dresses, bridal bags and samplers, some of which date back to the 17th century. The images are shown with extended captions. Collected from many different countries, this is an opportunity to see fabulous works that are very rarely seen in public.

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  • Embroiderer's Handbook

    This handbook will be an invaluable resource for all embroiderers – the beginner looking for basic information, and the more experienced seeking confirmation and extension of their knowledge. Features include:

    • Advice on equipment and materials and transferring designs
    • Over 150 stitches are illustrated with full-colour step-by-step photographs
    • Each step is clearly explained and variations or combinations of the stitches are shown
    • Techniques and stitches for use with stranded cottons, silk ribbons, wool and beads, combined with enticing photographs of finished projects, provide endless inspiration
    • Scattered throughout the book are hints and information to increase the enjoyment of embroidery

  • Embroiderer's Little Book of Hints & Tips

    This book is for everyone who loves to stitch – with sections on everything from setting up a workbasket through to framing your finished embroidery. It has special sections with hints for Goldwork and Stumpwork embroidery as well as general stitch hints and fudges, hints for photography and going to classes.

    At the suggestion of some students, it has some blank pages throughout so that you can add the tips that you pick up along the way and at the back are needle identification pages with actual size photos of needles for comparison.

  • Embroidery

    Covering everything from smocking and stumpwork to beading and blackwork, Embroidery explores an extensive variety of handwork techniques.

    • A contemporary reappraisal that brings this traditional skill bang up-to-date, it is ideal for beginners
    • Packed with specially commissioned illustrations to accompany detailed step-by-step tutorials
    • Profiles of contemporary practitioners give an insight into their working methods
    • Covers a wide range of techniques for both hand and machine embroidery, including digital machine embroidery

  • Embroidery Book

    Enjoy the tranquility of slow stitching for luxurious seams and lavish embellishments. This step-by-step visual guide to embroidery stitches, motifs and extras uses simple colour theory for spectacular results! Robust colour charts take the guesswork out of choosing thread, buttons and trims. Stitch classic seam treatments and stunning stand-alone designs as you go beyond the basics to learn what embroidery can do for you.

    • 149 decorative stitches, motifs and more!
    • Choose from 8 colour schemes with fabric and thread suggestions for artful embroidery
    • Practice traditional or contemporary crazy quilting with thread, silk ribbon, beads and trims by creating your own stitch journal

  • Embroidery Designs for Fashion and Furnishing

    This striking publication presents highlights from the V&A's outstanding collection of embroidery designs for fashion, accessories and home furnishings.

    A practical, inspirational resource for textile historians, designers and embroiderers, Embroidery Designs contains patterns for gowns, jackets, bags, collars, children's clothing and soft furnishings, as well as poignant designs for embroideries on the themes of love and intimacy.

    The book is international in scope, and includes examples from the Italian Renaissance, twentieth-century Russia and Morris & Co as well as a pattern for Queen Mary's closet.

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