Enter a world where nature is re-created with such incredible realism, one can scarcely tell the art from the original. This is the world of Julie Kniedl and her astonishing three-dimensional embroidery.
Discover and learn this innovative, three-dimensional embroidery style and create spectacular botanical pieces, inspired by beautiful garden specimens.
Twelve stunning projects are included, using simple stitches and a handful of techniques to create elegant and realistic interpretations of natural subjects. Each piece is captured with stunning photography and detailed instructions are provided for every step.$49.99
This beautiful book covers the principles of appliqué embroidery from the design stage through to padding, edgings and decorative stitches. It explains how to use a great collection of materials and threads, along with a rich array of stitches and textures to give dimension and contrast, thereby creating a unique piece of art.
With 450 colour photographs, the book draws on the author's extensive examples to illustrate various applications and designs within this specialised and delightful area of embroidery.$52.99
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
Inspired Bead Embroidery offers 15+ exciting new projects that combine the author's textured designs with eye-catching focal beads. The book explains the fundamentals and aesthetics behind her work, from stitches and materials to colour theory.
The textured, dimensional projects include earrings, cuffs, collars and two fashionable purses. The creations incorporate seed beads, cubes, triangles, drops, daggers, cabochons, leather, fibre and more. Each project includes concise instructions, well-chosen process shots and diagrams. A gallery provides even more inspiration for experienced beaders looking to take their work in new, more exploratory directions.$37.99
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
Take a walk through the stunning stitched world of renowned embroiderer Chloe Giordano, and discover not only her unique way of working with sewing thread but also a sublime collection of her exquisite textile art, inspired by her love of the natural world.
Taking one project from conception through to completion, see how Chloe plans her designs, chooses colours, selects threads, blends colours and finally stitches her designs in order to create her beautifully detailed embroideries. Packed with Chloe's guidance on every aspect of the process, including hooping and framing, this book will inspire you to create stunning thread paintings of your own.
In the second part of the book, wend your way through a beautiful gallery of Chloe's work showcasing her popular, intricate embroideries that celebrate wildlife both big and small from foxes, fawns through to hares, rabbits, mice and more. All are accompanied by the back story and inspiration behind the piece, offering a fascinating and exclusive look into Chloe's creative process.
For needle-painting that will astound you with its lifelike, delicate beauty pick up this book and get lost in the magical woodland art of Chloe Giordano.$59.99
Loaded with step-by-step instructions for twelve stitch techniques, Embroidery Designs: Boho-Chic includes three sheets of iron-on transfers for twelve boho-chic designs, two stitching needles, a six-inch embroidery hoop, two pieces of white fabric and ten skeins of six-stranded embroidery floss.
From raspberry borders to trendy folk birds, this colourful kit features boho-chic designs guaranteed to add flair to shirts, dresses, bags, throw pillows, wall hangings, anything and everything that could use some extra flair! With instructions for twelve different stitch techniques, the design possibilities are endless for seasoned stitchers and beginners alike.$27.99
In Embroidery Designs: Classic Creations you'll find everything you need to get started on your own gorgeous, hand-stitched artwork. Twelve original designs blend classic style and undeniable cuteness with an elegant, modern sensibility.
This beautiful, fully stocked kit includes twelve patterns, two needles, three iron-on transfer sheets, two pieces of white fabric, ten skeins of colourful embroidery thread, and a six-inch embroidery hoop. An illustrated book guides you with step-by-step directions and full-colour photographs for each design, as well as helpful pointers and instructions for the basic stitches.
Projects include a fox, a bird, a potted plant, an apple, a raccoon and more – perfect for adding personality to everything from tea towels and tote bags to onesies, napkins and pillowcases. Or hang finished pieces in the hoop for striking standalone artwork.$27.99
Make your mark and embellish your world by stitching your own elegant, one-of-a-kind, monograms. With Embroidery Designs: Modern Monograms, it's easy to customise classically beautiful patterns, then add initials and monogram designs to tea towels, handkerchiefs, wedding favours, new baby gifts, and much more.
This comprehensive kit comes with everything you need to start creating gorgeous, personalised items. Along with 12 patterns and a selection of lettering styles (primary and secondary), the kit also includes two needles, three iron-on transfer sheets, two pieces of fabric, ten skeins of embroidery floss and a six-inch bamboo embroidery hoop. The fully illustrated guidebook offers an overview of basic embroidery stitches as well as stitch-by-stitch directions and colour photographs for each pattern.
Whether you're adding flair to everyday items or creating handmade gifts, it's never been easier to create stylish hand-stitched artwork at home.$27.99
The book introduces the reader to many different stitchery techniques from simple cross stitch to intricate pulled threadwork. Some of the techniques are useful for making decorative borders, while others are good for adding spot designs, monograms and lettering, and applying beads and sequins.
Readers will find out how to use these traditional techniques to create attractive home accessories and a wide range of fashionable garments. They will also be taught how the simplest of sewing machines can create embroidered pieces in a fraction of the time it takes to do it by hand.
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Embroidery from the Heart is a stunning collection of pieces from some of Australia's best-known embroiderers, all created around the theme of the heart.
The tragic and untimely death of a young woman from heart disease inspired this touching memorial to her life, a creative exploration of the importance of the heart in all our lives. Embroidery from the Heart is a tribute in embroidery – to one heart from many.$14.99$4.99
Embroidery worked on transparent organza stretched over a frame creates the illusion of embroidery on glass; the shadow it casts makes the background appear as if 'under glass'. The work looks complex yet the stitches are mainly simple stab stitch forms. The 20 projects cover a wide range of subjects and treatments:
- Acorns on a real branch
- Beaded passionfruit
- Stitched roses framing a painted cottage scene
- Japanese plum blossom over a colour photocopy
- Caparisoned Indian elephant in metallic threads over cardboard cutwork
- And more!
Includes full-colour, detailed step-by-step directions and a photo of the finished work, the design outline and background instructions.$29.99
Trends in embroidery styles come and go, but the basic stitches and techniques remain the same.
In this directory, you will have a collection of over 200 stitches at your fingertips from basic chain worked into fabric through to Florentine work on a canvas. Each one is explained with written step-by-step instructions and how-to techniques to get you started, and is accompanied by clear artwork and a photo of the finished stitch.
Follow the diagrams and instructions in this beautifully illustrated and jam-packed book to discover the wonderful variety of effects that can be created with just a needle and thread, and discover or rediscover the sensuous, tactile, wearable art of embroidery.
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Create beautiful needlework with this complete illustrated guide to stitching.
The perfect reference for embroidery, needlepoint, dressmaking, canvas work or other needlecrafts. Find advice on what thread, needles or fabric will work with which stitches and take a look at over 200 decorative and practical stitches with ideas on how and where to use them.
Step-by-step instructions and detailed working photographs will help you understand exactly how to create any stitch and what it should look like. Invaluable for beginners, and full of ideas for the accomplished stitcher.$24.99
Keep your favourite stitches within reach, with this all-in-one reference for hand stitchers, crazy quilters and free-form embroiderers. Learn the best stabilizers and thread for embroidery from expert Christen Brown, then branch out with embellishments, beads and charms.
- The perfect size for your purse or sewing kit – take it with you anywhere!
- Quick and easy reference to over 30 embroidery stitches – both starter stitches and more advanced combinations
- Beef up your needlework know-how with expertise on everything from choosing threads to adding embellishments
Watch a YouTube clip about the book.$14.99$12.99
Embroidery: A Maker’s Guide contains 15 beautiful step-by-step projects for crafters at all levels. Each one takes its cue from a different tradition, including English goldwork, Indian beetle-wing embellishment, Japanese Kogin and Irish whitework, as well as contemporary machine embroidery.
This inspiring book will give you the skill and confidence to express your passion for pattern through the age-old craft of decorative stitching.$34.99
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
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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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
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
Like having a personal instructor at your side, this beginner's guide teaches everything you need to know about a variety of hand stitching techniques.
Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for classic embroidery, crewel, silk ribbon embroidery, bead embroidery, cross-stitch and other timeless techniques will have you embellishing projects like jewellery, journal covers, pillows, fashions and more with confidence. You'll be personalizing your own amazing pieces with beautiful stitches in no time.$27.99
Visit an exquisite embroidered garden in this awe-inspiring volume from Japanese master embroidery artist Reiko Mori. In seven chapters, she shares an abundance of motifs inspired by flowers, from delicate sprigs and bouquets to climbing vines and perching birds. Blossoms as showy as roses and as modest as dandelions become masterpieces under her hand.
Themes within each chapter showcase each embroidered bloom. Delicate bridal accessories, precious teapots and teacups, a ballet slipper and an astonishing floral alphabet are just a few of the elements embellished with elaborate floral embroidery. A guide to embroidery-floss colours, essential notions and tools, basic techniques and a how-to library of embroidery stitches will help aspiring embroidery artists find success.$44.99
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
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
Corinne Lapierre creates a charming range of 20 exquisite folk embroidered felt birds, including a swan, a hen, a goose, a partridge, an owl, a dove, a peacock and a flamingo. Beautifully made in lovely, soft colours, the birds are filled with toy stuffing and embellished with folk-style surface embroidery in different-coloured threads. The stitches include chain, feather, fly running, blanket, French knots and satin stitch. There are also bead and sequin embellishments on some birds.
The book includes pretty hand-drawn step-by-step illustrations and there are same-size templates at the back of the book for all the designs. The birds all have optional ribbon hangers for display.$26.99
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