Embroidery

  • 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
  • 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

    $49.99
    $39.99
  • Joyful Stitching

    Dive into Laura’s delightful world of embroidery and learn how to create small, free-form embroidery pieces that are alive with colour and texture.

    With instructions for 21 basic embroidery stitches and 6 projects, all in Laura’s signature colourful, whimsical style, you’ll transform a flat, plain surface into a joyful, design-packed art piece. Stitch on wool, felt or silk, and enjoy the simple pleasure of slow stitching.

    • Begin with simple shapes and fill them with improvisational stitchery
    • Change up the provided designs, swapping out colours and trying new stitch combinations, to create your own unique work
    • Includes a gallery of display ideas, as well as additional ideas for using free-form stitching

    $36.99
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  • 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!

    $49.99
    $39.99
  • Just Stitch

    Stitch 12 exquisite embroidery projects with original fauna and flora designs in a variety of threads and colours to create a 3D effect.

    The book is filled with novel concepts in mixed-media embroidery and offers many interpretations and techniques, with striking examples of textured finishes. Lavishly illustrated with beautiful, commissioned photographs, it offers 12 colour themes to help embroiderers understand and play colour, along with inspiring projects to encourage them to produce their own creative work. Also included are an extensive stitch glossary and templates for the designs.

    Previously published as Embroidered Flora & Fauna.

    $38.99
  • Left-Handed Embroiderer's Companion

    This book shows you how to do over 170 stitches comfortably and sensibly as a left-hander. With many helpful diagrams and photographs of carefully explained surface and counted thread stitches, this book will be your constant embroidery companion. There is no need to be frustrated as this stitch dictionary shows you the left way to do embroidery.

    You will discover how easy it is to learn and master stitches when the instructions are written specifically for you. Also great for right handed embroidery teachers who will be able to see how left-handed students are stitching!

    $34.99
  • 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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    $34.99
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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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    $34.99
  • 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.

    $39.99
  • 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!

    $34.99
  • 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.

    $46.99
  • 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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    $26.99
  • 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.

    $26.99
  • 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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    $29.99
  • 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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    $26.99
  • 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

    $39.99