Embroidery

  • 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

    $46.99
  • 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
  • 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
  • Handmade Embroidered Purses

    Create splendid one-of-a-kind bags using easy-to-make fabrics, free-machine embroidery, quilting and other simple techniques and embellishments.

    Step-by-step captioned, colour photos show how to assemble six beautiful designs with 18 imaginative variations:

    • Indian purse quilted on iron-on triangles, circles and diamonds in dazzling colours
    • Tucked clutch straight-line quilted with beading
    • Round-top bag with free-machine daisy appliqué

    $24.99
    $11.99
  • Hardanger Embroidery

    Hardanger embroidery is a Norwegian technique that uses simple stitches and pulled threads to create beautiful geometric designs. This book is a complete, easy-to-follow introduction to the craft.

    • Step-by-step instructions for stitching 43 different embroidery building blocks, from basic squares to more intricate motifs
    • Charts and instructions for 18 projects show just a few of the ways these building blocks can be put together to create beautiful designs for decorating pillows, bags, home décor and more

    $42.99
  • Heirlooms of Tomorrow in Wool Embroidery

    From tracing and transferring designs, to the needles required for stitching, to the threads that "draw" out your pattern, this richly illustrated guide contains hundreds of easy-to-follow hints and techniques.

    Detailed drawings cover every stitch in the book – bullion, buttonhole, chain, whipped chain, colonial knot, lazy daisy, ladder, pistil, and coral, feather, and fly stitches. There's even an entire section on embroidering flowers: wool roses, camellias, lemon gum blossoms, lavender, buttonhole, and flannel flowers, buds, and leaves.

    Try out your new skills on 13 wonderful wool projects, all elaborately explained and illustrated. A cozy, comfy baby's blanket shows Mrs. Mouse taking her little one out for a walk; daisies, forget-me-nots, and many other flowers bloom everywhere. Stitch bears onto coat hangers, and wildflowers onto a baby basket. A complete christening set is the ultimate heirloom: it includes an embroidered bow to go around a candle, towels, coat hanger and more!

    $14.99
    $7.99
  • Hoop Art

    This book contains a stunning collection of contemporary embroidery motifs with bold colour palettes for you to stitch away at for hours on end. The 50 motifs include abstract and geometric patterns, botanical motifs, hand-lettered designs and much more, and will inspire you to get stitching in fresh and imaginative ways.

    Beginners will learn to master the 10 basic stitches and skills needed to create the motifs inside, all clearly explained in an attractive, approachable way; then, whether you're new to embroidery or the more experienced stitcher, your hand stitching skills can flourish by stitching the motifs onto 20 beautiful and practical projects inside, all featuring easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, lovely photography and helpful templates.

    $32.99
  • Imperial Blooms

    The inspiration for Sue Spargo's Imperial Blooms came from the Suzani textiles of central Asia that were traditionally worn by brides as part of their dowry. The quilt design features:

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

    The finished quilt measures 104 cm (41 inches) square.

    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
  • In Full Bloom

    Enjoy a sense of being immersed in the joy that comes from a beautiful garden full of flowers and the movement and song of many birds in Sue Spargo's In Full Bloom. The quilt design features:

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

    The finished quilt measures 112 x 91 cm (44 x 36 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.

    $41.99
  • Japanese Paper Embroidery

    Embroidery on paper is a traditional and well-loved craft, here artfully translated into beautiful and understated Japanese designs.

    Each project is accompanied by a full-size template and notes on how to embroider the design, and there are clear and detailed instructions on the materials and tools you require; the essential technique of embroidering on paper; and eleven basic embroidery stitches that can be used individually or in combination to create all of the exquisite designs in the book.

    Choose from a range of ideas that includes drawing, writing and more creative projects, including paper clocks, notebooks, envelopes, decorations, book marks and cards for all occasions. Suitable for those new to paper embroidery as well as more experienced crafters, this book will excite and inspire anyone with a love of Japanese style and clean, simple design.

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    $34.99
  • Joyful Daily Stitching, Seam by Seam

    Choose from over 500 crazy-quilt seam treatments, each with a detailed photo and guide for the basic stitches included. Learn 61 basic embroidery stitches, including silk ribbon and beaded stitches, through step-by-step photos, plus get crazy-quilt block piecing instructions and helpful information on tools and supplies. Then put it all together in a gorgeous, intricate sampler.

    • This book will inspire you to stitch daily
    • Create a beautiful sampler, with a different treatment for each individual seam
    • Intricate and creative embroidery, silk ribbon and beaded stitches

    $39.99
    $35.00
  • Judith Baker Montano's Essential Stitch Guide

    Globally recognised needlework expert Judith Baker Montano shares 180 stitches and 70 combinations in this improved and updated second edition featuring the best from Elegant Stitches and Floral Stitches.

    Featuring even more traditional embroidery stitches, silk ribbon stitches and crazy quilting combinations, this beautiful handbook has an updated section of free-form inspiration for improvisational work.

    With full-colour illustrations and advice for lefties, this essential reference goes far beyond the basics!

    $34.99
  • Just Be Claus

    Catch the holiday spirit with simple and practical hand-embroidery projects starring Saint Nick himself. These 24 whimsical projects are guaranteed to keep you in stitches!

    • Enjoy easy-to-stitch projects that make delightful gifts and festive decorations
    • Stitch charming holiday decor, including tea towels, pillows, pincushions, wall hangings and more
    • Create custom projects by mixing and matching simple, classic Christmas embroidery motifs

    $34.99
  • Lagartera Embroidery

    For embroiderer's who love blackwork, the Embroiderer's Guild of South Australia introduces an almost forgotten technique of colourful peasant embroidery from the eponymous Spanish village.

    Traditionally it is worked satin stitch and double running stitch on even-weave linen. Both traditional designs and contemporary developments of these designs are featured, together with exquisite historical embroideries demonstrating the technique.

    Projects: samplers, pin cushions, scissor fobs, box top, needle case, bookmark, chatelaine, borders and edges for bed/table linen, clothing and wall hangings (floral & Islamic patterns). Complete illustrated directions.

    $9.99