Embroidery

  • Encyclopedia of Classic & Vintage Stitches

    Encylopedia of Classic & Vintage Stitches is a sourcebook for stitchwork practitioners: a compendium of 245 embroidery stitches photographed close-up, accompanied by stitch-by-stitch instructions, plus hundreds of illustrations and meticulous charts and diagrams.

    Twenty-four superb projects offer practice-makes-perfect work on every kind of embroidery, from cross-stitching and huck-weaving, crewel and needlelace to smocking and bargello. The finished products? An array of skill-displaying samplers, a Victorian brooch cushion, glittering Shisha bag, silk ribbon floral pane, Hardanger tablemat and more, in a portfolio of beautiful handiwork. A great reference for beginners and the experienced alike.

    $39.99
  • Encyclopedia of Embroidery Techniques

    Here is a comprehensive directory of embroidery techniques for both the beginner and the experienced embroiderer.

    The book includes 240 stitches, ranging from cross stitch to assisi and from machine embroidery to quilting, each one illustrated in full colour and accompanied by explanatory artwork. An inspirational gallery includes finished examples of traditional and innovative pieces from around the world.

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    $36.99
  • Exquisite Threads

    Exquisite Threads showcases some of the finest examples of English domestic and professional embroidery to reveal the breadth and sophistication of this significant art form. More than 50 sumptuous embroidered textiles represent their various uses in the home, in fashion and as educational materials.

    This beautifully illustrated publication includes research by local and international specialists on selected works, as well as case studies highlighting analysis undertaken by leading textile conservators.

    $39.99
  • Fashion Embroidery

    This practical step-by-step guide to haute-couture embroidery covers everything from machine and hand stitching, to tambour beading, goldwork and monogramming.

    Whether you are interested in adding monogrammed initials to your favourite bathrobe, stitching a flower on your favourite jacket, adding sparkling beads to a new dress or creating a goldwork embellishment, Fashion Embroidery teaches you how to add a unique touch to your clothes. With hand-drawn designs, catwalk photographs and step-by-step guides, this book is perfect for beginners looking to personalise their own clothes, as well as more experienced embroiderers who want to apply new techniques to different fabrics.

    • An inspirational overview of the fashion industry with examples of embroideries and embellishments by a variety of couturiers
    • Demonstrates the basics of three main techniques – goldwork, tambour beading and embroidery stitches including silk shading, satin and stem stitch
    • Explains the basics of materials; how to pick the right fabric, what tools to use, where to source materials, what types of wire or beads to use and terminology
    • Perfect for fashion students, textile artists and those who want a more unique look to their clothes

    $49.99
  • Fast2Mark Embroidery Stencils

    From popular author and crazy-quilting and embroidery expert Christen Brown comes this collection of 4 easy-to-use stitch templates. Just position the stencil where desired and mark your designs with a quilter’s pencil to get your embroidery off to an accurate start!

    The expert instructions and tips in the complete how-to booklet give you confidence in where and how to make your stitches, while the decorative and inventive designs add an unexpected creative element. Laser-cut durable, translucent, medium-weight plastic, the stencils are easy to handle and create perfect markings every time.

    • Create an endless number of unique designs to embroider: hearts, flowers, baskets, butterflies, spiderwebs, vines, feather stitches and more
    • Perfect for crazy-quilting projects – flexible, see-through templates make it easy to see your fabric and seams and perfectly position your design!
    • 4 compact stencils come with a handy storage pouch and fit nicely into your sewing kit

    $34.99
  • Floral Collection for Hand Emboidery

    Maria Diaz shares her love of hand embroidery in this beautiful sourcebook that offers great versatility both for experienced hands or those new to the craft. From fun motifs to pretty florals in a variety of sizes, the designs can be used to adorn anything from table cloths, towels and cushions, to clothing.

    Each inspiring pattern has a colour key and stitch suggestion indicated; beginners can simply backstitch the outline of the pattern to gain confidence, while experienced crafters can test their imagination by filling the shapes with any number of stitches in their repertoire. All embroidery techniques used in this book are clearly explained, and drawings that show the type of the embroidery for each part of the pattern make the book easy to follow.

    $34.99
  • Flowerbed

    Flowerbed is a stunning wall quilt made up of twelve 16.5 cm (6½ inch) blocks.

    Full-size templates are provided for each block with helpful hints on construction provided. Each block is appliquéd with a combination of cotton and hand dyed wool fabrics as well as embellished with ribbons embroidery and beads.

    The quilt is finished with a floral embellished border and measures approximately 97 x 79 cm (38 x 31 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.

    $39.99
  • Folk-Tails

    Africa is deeply embedded in Sue Spargo's soul and her story is told a vast canvas that is Folk-Tails.

    Along with the design, Sue incorporates her love of bright vibrant colours, hand dyed wools, creating dimension with layering of velvets and textural fabrics along with creative embroidery. The quilt desiign features:

    • 30 blocks each with detailed instructions, a full-size diagram, stitches used and colour photos
    • Finishing instructons
    • Materials list
    • Plus entertaining folk stories about the animals and myths in each block

    The finished quilt measures 110 by 95 cm (43½ by 37½ 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.

    $44.99
  • Folklore

    The inspiration for Sue Spargo's Folklore came two sources: a visit to the Folk Art Museum in New York and her experiences in growing up in southern Africa. The quilt design features:

    • General guidelines and materials list
    • 19 blocks with detailed instructions, full-size templates and stitch guides
    • Piecing, border and finishing instructions

    The finished quilt measures 117 x 122 cm (46 x 48 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.

    $39.99
  • Geometry of Hand-Sewing

    The Geometry of Hand-Sewing is an instruction manual to the embroidery and hand-sewing techniques and styles used at Alabama Chanin and the School of Making.

    Within, readers will find invaluable instruction on technique, as well as two stitching cards containing some of Alabama Chanin's most popular stitch patterns. These patterns are presented in a geometric grid system to make learning the stitches easy and straightforward.

    From laying out tools and materials to elaborating on stitches and how to create patterns with them, this book will be your go-to guide for becoming a more informed consumer, an enabled teacher and a better maker in the art of embroidery and hand-stitching.

    $34.99
  • Goldwork: Essential Stitch Guides

    This book features all you need to create beautiful stitched work. Helen McCook includes the major stitches (couching, bricking, basketweave, cutwork, spangles, s-ing, pearl purl, plate and kid), with expert advice on padding, couching, using colour and mixing techniques.

    While covering the traditions of goldwork, she develops techniques offering innovative design, new ideas and inspiration. It features:

    • A historical account of goldwork, then moves on to the materials and equipment required
    • The essential stitches and techniques with clear, step-by-step diagrams and photographs
    • Beautiful, close-up photographs showing how the stitches can be used in a finished piece

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    $29.99
  • Goldwork: Techniques, Projects and Pure Inspiration

    Inside there is expert guidance on a huge range of techniques and materials, nine stunning projects and numerous examples of the author's own work, providing both instruction and inspiration for embroiderers and textile artists of all abilities.

    Over 23 techniques and every technique is clearly explained through a combination of easy-to-follow instructions, photographs and clear diagrams.

    Projects include:

    • Flowers
    • Bugs
    • Fritillary
    • Butterfly
    • Cornucopia
    • Needle books
    • Hanging decorations and much more

    $39.99
  • Gorgeous Wool Applique

    Sewing with luxurious felted wool, discover the secrets to dimensional appliqué that will add depth and drama to your home decor.

    Take your embroidery skills to the next level with 8 colourful projects including penny rugs, pincushions and pillows. Easy-to-learn techniques such as thread-matching, needle-slanting and fabric-layering will help you achieve clean and sharp lines every time!

    This clear, visual guide includes full-size patterns with placement and embroidery guides.

    $52.99
    $44.99
  • Hand Embroidered Haven

    In The Hand Embroidered Haven, Megan Frock shows you how to stitch, sew and appliqué your way to fun, funky home décor that will add style to your space.

    Whether you want to give small handmade touches to towels and tablecloths or stitch larger, functional works of art such as pillows and quilts, this book has all the instruction you need to create something special for every room, from living and dining to bed and bath.

    Perfect for today's crafter, these very doable projects make practical items pretty and show how fabulously handwork can decorate any contemporary home.

    $29.99
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  • Hand-Stitched Crazy Patchwork

    Hazel Blomkamp combines a range of patchwork techniques including embroidery, beadwork, lace making and tatting to create inspiring, hand-stitched designs.

    There are five projects to make exploring and combining your needlework skills. Everything has been created with fabric, a needle, threads, ribbons and beads. In some cases, even the ‘patches’ have been created with embroidery techniques.

    Be inspired to explore and combine your skills in new and exciting ways.

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    $39.99
  • Hand-Stitched Flower Garden

    Learn how to create beautiful and understated decorative stitching motifs. The designs feature surface and dimensional stitches and bead embroidery; with motifs inspired by nature ranging from roses, sunflowers, asters and daisies to little bumblebees, ladybugs and dragonflies.

    All 20 projects include step-by-step instructions and actual size templates. Learn how to make brooches, small bags and purses, cushion covers, picture frames and more. The variety of motif combinations will keep you stitching all year round.

    • 20 projects including step-by-step instructions and actual size templates
    • Features an easy course in stitch techniques for beginners
    • All patterns are carefully diagrammed and colour coded

    $34.99