Embroidery

  • Embroidery Stitches: Step by Step

    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
  • Embroidery Stitching Handy Pocket Guide

    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

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    $14.99
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  • Embroidery: A Maker's Guide

    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
  • 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
  • Flower Play Sampler Series

    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

    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 Art Needlecraft

    Clare Youngs uses traditional imagery as well as a more modern take on classic folk art – with beautiful results – to create 35 gorgeous projects to make.

    The designs use a range of different embroidery stitches – including seed stitch, French knots, satin stitch and cross stitch – to create striking arrangements. These embroidery patterns are then used to adorn a multitude of items made in a variety of fabrics including a picnic bag, purse, a gingham dress for a little girl, soft toys, pillows and cushions, a table cloth, seat cover, buttons and more.

    Each project comes with clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations, as well as a useful techniques section at the back, so first-time crafters will have no trouble making any of the projects, while more experienced stitchers will find plenty of inspiration and ideas.

    $29.99
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  • 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
  • Freestyle Embroidered Mandalas

    Master embroiderers Hazel Blomkamp and Di van Niekerk have come together with fine artist Monique Day-Wilde to create a collection of luminous designs inspired by the beauty and mysticism of mandalas. Using Moniques original mandala designs as their templates, Hazel and Di have adorned the rounded outlines with creative surface embroidery using a wide range of stitches and techniques resulting in stunning combinations. From simple, monochromatic line patterns to colourful and flamboyant bead-and-thread fusions, the embroidered mandalas will inspire and delight everyone from beginners to the most experienced.

    Throughout the book the authors share plenty of ideas and tips, and offer instruction with a fresh approach to surface embroidery. There is a complete stitch gallery with illustrations and instructions for all the stitches and techniques used including old favourites, such as simple back- and chain stitches, as well as the more intricate needle lace, trellis couching and weaving. Beadwork is also explored to add sparkle and finishing touches, and special effects are created by incorporating the occasional bit of trapunto, ribbon embroidery and appliqué.

    Both line and colour templates of the designs are included, with a detailed stitch diagram and list of threads and materials for every project. A selection of templates also show different embroidery treatments to illustrate how versatile the designs are.

    Fall into a captivating treasure trove of whorled stitches and silk, and discover the beautiful world designed by these renowned artists of needle and brush.

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    $42.99
  • Fresh Cut

    The book has the pattern for Sue Spargo's Fresh Cut quilt featuring wool appliqué, layering and embroidery. The finished quilt size is 125 x 125 cm.

    Includes the patterns for two bonus projects, the English Garden Needle Roll and the Fresh Cut Sewing Box!

    $47.99
  • 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