• Little Flowers in Silk and Organza Ribbon

    This step-by-step project book is all about making little flowers in silk and organza ribbon. Packed with information and many new techniques, it will inspire every silk ribbon enthusiast, from the beginner to the advanced, to share in the joy of learning how to make beautiful life-like flowers and little creatures in ribbon and thread.

    All completed projects are smaller than A4 size and templates of all the original designs are included, with easy-to-follow instructions on how to layer the embroidery and stumpwork to achieve the exquisite three-dimensional effect. An extensive range of step-by-step photographs as well as a complete gallery of stitches make it virtually impossible to go wrong.

    This is the first collaboration between internationally acclaimed Di van Niekerk and Russian embroiderer extraordinaire, Marina Zherdeva.

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  • Little Stitches

    Choose from more than 100 original embroidery designs, hand-drawn with a modern take on retro style. Each pattern is printed on handy transfer paper-tear out the page, trim out the design, iron it down, and stitch away!

    Learn 11 easy stitches plus techniques for adding texture, then embroider these charming images on keepsakes and gifts like a baby quilt, cushion covers, or cozies for jars and tissue boxes.

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  • Long and Short Stitch Embroidery

    Trish has selected beautiful flowers and interpreted them in her unique style to present a stunning collection of embroideries. Meticulous in detail, these flowers are brought to life by the use of carefully selected threads and an intuitive use of simple stitches.

    Clear, step-by-step directions, full-size templates, colour photos cover all there is to know about long and short stitch embroidery for all levels.

  • Lunch-Hour Wool Minis

    So small, so sweet, so simple to complete! About all that's needed is a needle, thread, wool and a little lunch-hour time to make 14 cute and creative projects.

    Seasonal and everyday designs include framed art, a pincushion and fun pieces to stitch and attach to ordinary items to make them extraordinary. Even beginners can easily appliqué these charming decor pieces – and complete each in a few lunch hours or less!

  • Machine Embroidered Flowers, Woodlands & Landscapes

    Drawing on material from her three previous books, Alison Holt shows you how to create beautiful machine-embroidered pictures of gardens, flowers, landscapes and woodlands using various combinations of just two simple machine stitches. All the techniques are broken down into clear, step-by-step instructions, with photographs and inspirational pieces.

    Alison Holt 'paints' her threads on to hand-coloured backgrounds, blending her stitches and achieving stunning results. The raised effects of the embroidery produce a beautiful three-dimensional look and her clever use of perspective is effective and easily achieved.

    Covers everything, including the materials required; how to compose a picture from photographs that have inspired you; achieving perspective; light and shade; painting backgrounds; and all the basic stitch techniques you need to know. Detailed instructions explain how to create realistic flowers, trees, foliage and much more, and there are eight stunning step-by-step projects so that you can put into practice your newly acquired skills.

    This is a must-have instructional and inspirational book for anyone interested in free-motion embroidery.

  • Machine Embroidered Seascapes

    Now in paperback!

    Alison Holt shows you how to produce incredible seascapes using various combinations of just two simple machine stitches.

    This is an inspirational book for artists, embroiderers and textile artists interested in learning about free-motion machine embroidery. It features:

    • Detailed descriptions of how the author works and what inspires her
    • Practical guidance on the basic techniques, stitches, materials and equipment
    • Numerous examples of the author's exquisite work to excite and inspire you
    • Five step-by-step projects to put your skills into practice and produce beautiful machine embroidered seascapes of your own

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  • Machine Embroidered Woodlands

    Learn how to create stunning woodland pictures using various combinations of two simple machine stitches.

    This book covers everything, including the materials required; how to compose a picture from photographs that have inspired you; painting backgrounds; and all the basic stitch techniques you need to know. Detailed instructions explain how to create realistic trees, foliage, flowers, woodland paths and much more.

    The book concludes with four stunning projects based on the four seasons, and throughout there are many examples of Alison's original and delightful work. This is an interesting instructional and inspirational manual for anyone interested in learning about free-motion embroidery.

  • Mandalas to Embroider

    Slip into serenity through your stitches with this collection of 24 beautiful, meditative mandalas by Carina Envoldsen-Harris.

    The book offers 12 large and 12 smaller mandalas to embroider, which Carina explains how to make through simple, beautiful stitch diagrams and keys. Only 10 stitches have been used to create all the mandalas, and each one is explained and accompanied by clear, step-by-step diagrams at the beginning of the book.

    In addition, there are notes on what you need in your basic embroidery kit from fabrics through to needles and thread which means those new to embroidery can start their journey to mindfulness right away. With Carina's gentle guidance beginners can also learn how to display their creations in embroidery hoops, including the much-loved Dandelyne hoops which the 12 mini mandalas can fit inside perfectly.

    If you are less confident about jumping straight into embroidery or are pressed for time, 24 corresponding black and white motifs can be found on transfer sheets at the back of the book, which you can iron onto your chosen fabric multiple times. There is also a final, mystical mandala template included for you to transfer, allowing you to test your new embroidery skills and develop your new-found creativity.

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  • Mini Hoop Embroideries

    Learn how to create over 60 tiny masterpieces in a wide range of styles by original mini embroidery hoop creator Sonia Lyne. Using these little hoops as your canvas learn to stitch it all, from classic embroidered flowers and appliqué animals through to abstract stitch 'n' paint shapes and tasselled creatures.

    Beginner embroiderers and experienced stitchers short on time will love the small size of these hoops, and almost all the designs can be made in a weekend. Throughout the book, the author gives you tips on colour and stitch variations, as well as alternative hoop shapes you could use from her mini hoop packs, inspiring you to make these little designs truly your own!

    Whatever your style, there is a treasure trove of stunning designs and motifs to stitch and adapt, encouraging you to grow confident in building (and feeling proud of) your own artistic juices. So get ready to be motivated, excited and inspired to stitch up a sea of mini masterpieces.

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  • Miniature Needlepainting Embroidery

    Trish Burr presents endearing little paintings with all the detail and form of a larger piece. The designs are fresh and appealing, to depict the pretty, romantic illustrations typical of the Victorian and post-Victorian eras. Features include:

    • A wide range of projects worthy of stitching
    • Instructions on everything about long and short stitch and how to adapt it to fit different situations and projects
    • Each project is accompanied by a detailed thread diagram which shows exactly which colour should be used and where
    • A 'shopping list' of all the threads needed for each project
    • Charts for equating Anchor and DMC colours

  • Modern Folk Embroidery

    Incorporate folk art into your home in a contemporary way with this collection of stunning modern embroidery designs by leading designer, Nancy Nicholson. Nancy's distinctive style, which draws on Scandinavian and Eastern European motifs, perfectly captures the folk art trend and will appeal to stitchers of all ages and abilities.

    This collection shows you how to use the designs to create beautiful and practical home decor items and accessories. The stitch techniques from Nancy's unique and comprehensive stitch library are extremely easy to follow whether you are an experienced stitcher or a newbie. There are also plenty of suggestions for creating your own designs if you are feeling inspired.

  • Modern Machine Embroidery

    If you are just getting started with your embroidery machine, this book offers the know-how you need to embroider like a pro and create endless embroidery style.

    Inside, you'll find detailed step-by-step instructions along with essential information about stabilizer, thread, fabric, hooping and more. You'll learn how to create fashionable appliqués and custom monograms, as well as amazing in-the-hoop embroidery projects that take full advantage of today's embroidery machine capabilities.

    Plus, you can get creative with a DVD of 25 must-have embroidery downloads, including three in-the-hoop projects and a complete alphabet. All this, topped off with expert advice from author Lisa Archer, makes stitching professional-quality embroidery easy.

  • Modern Sashiko

    Silke Bosbach shows you how to create 15 stunning embroidery designs which blend modern techniques with the simple and traditional Japanese method of Sashiko.

    Traditional Sashiko is a simple folk technique originally used for darning. While the conventional craft uses only a basic running stitch to create intricate patterned backgrounds, Silke Bosbach shows you how to adapt this basic style by applying modern surface finishes on numerous textiles and combining it with a variety of other techniques.

    Explore the fascinating possibilities of these embroidery techniques yourself and be inspired to create your own unique combinations of the modern and traditional!

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  • Mollie Makes Embroidery

    Learn how to embroider with the team behind Mollie Makes.

    Aimed at complete beginners, basic embroidery stitches are clearly explained with step-by-step illustrations. The book covers how to work from charted designs as well as following freeform or "doodle stitching." There are also brief tutorials on crewel work, ribbon embroidery, bargello, cross stitch and even machine embroidery.

    Over 15 contemporary projects from an international range of designers demonstrate the different ways in which embroidery stitches can be used focusing on ideas for using needlework pieces around the home: pillows, table runners, ornaments and wall decor plus ideas for jewellery, bags and gifts.

  • Monograms

    The allure of an elegant monogram is irresistible and has timeless appeal. Contemporary applications illustrated in this book include cushions, napkins, bridal bag, towels, blankets and sheets. Any of the projects in this book can be adapted for different uses.

    You will learn, in step-by-step photographs, how to produce the various forms of stitching, what materials to use and where to place a monogram. A range of alphabets from cross stitch to padded satin stitch are also supplied. This is a comprehensive guide that will appeal to both the beginner and experienced embroiderer.

  • Monograms & Words in Ribbon Embroidery

    Welcome to the wonderful world of stitched calligraphy.

    Each letter is beautifully reproduced in watercolour, with clear instructions for transferring the designs on to fabric. The step-by-step demonstrations show you the basic techniques, accompanied by easy-to-follow diagrams and close-up photography of the embroideries.

    The book is highly versatile and can be used with many languages so there is no limit to the letters, words and projects that can be made. There are numerous gorgeous designs, including embroidered cards, plaques, boxes, journals, baby clothes and more, giving you a limitless scope for personalizing special gifts for babies, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and more. Packed with useful tips and ideas, this is book is the perfect companion for ribbon embroiderers of all abilities.

    Previously published as Embroidered Alphabets.

  • More Beautiful Embroidered Blankets

    More Beautiful Embroidered Blankets is back in print to showcase 9 stunning blankets featuring timeless designs for every occasion. Each blanket is exquisitely photographed and superbly presented with detailed instructions, full-size patterns and also step-by-step photographs.

    From simple appliqué and surface embroidery to thread painting and stumpwork, these magnificent throws feature designs from spectacular flowers and fruits to gorgeous nursery blankets. This collection of the world’s most beautiful embroidery is not to be missed.

  • Mountmellick Embroidery

    This full colour, step-by-step guide includes over 600 clear diagrams and photographs of the basics and beyond of this historic embroidery technique.

    Discover how to create the stitches, how to knit the characteristic fringes for the edge of your Mountmellick embroidery and pick up hints and tips you would normally learn in a class. Complete with 17 projects for your new skills!

  • Needle Lace Techniques for Hand Embroidery

    Hazel Blomkamp has compiled over 40 key needle lace embroidery techniques in one handy and portable stitch book. She has devised a book which thoroughly outlines and breaks down the basic needle lace techniques you need to create beautiful embroidered pieces.

    Each of the 40+ stitches is explained with a clear diagram and step-by-step instructions. All have been detailed on one side of the page only, allowing you to place a magnetic cross-stitch board underneath. You can then use the magnetic rulers that come with the board to mark the row that you are working on, making the instructions easier to follow. The book is wire-bound, allowing the pages to lie flat while you work, and the books notebook-size fits perfectly in a work bag for easy transportation while stitching on the go.

    With all the stitches needed for needle lace hand embroidery at their fingertips, both new and experienced embroiderers will find inspiration from this invaluable resource.

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