Enjoy this visual guide to 149 embroidery stitches and motifs. Use robust color charts to choose thread, silk ribbon, buttons, beads, and trims for crazy quilting and seam treatments with best-selling author Christen Brown.
Author: Mary Thomas
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
This early work is a fascinating read for any sewing enthusiast or historian. Its 304 pages are extensively illustrated with diagrams, drawings and photographs forming a complete how-to guide to embroidery that is thoroughly recommended for the shelf of all handicraft lovers. Contents Include: Preface; Acknowledgments; Types of Embroidery: Appliqué Embroidery; Assisi Cross Stitch Embroidery; Black Work; Broderie Anglaise; Canvas Embroidery; Cords, Fringes and Tassels; Couching, Laid and Gold Work; Cross Stitch Embroidery; Cut Work; Darning on Fabric; Double Running; Drawn Fabric Work; Drawn Thread Work; Filet Darning; Florentine Embroidery; Hardanger Embroidery; Hedebo Embroidery; Initials and Monograms; Jacobean Embroidery; Mountmellick Embroidery; Needleweaving; Net Embroidery; Patchwork; Quilting; Samplers; Seams, hems and Faggotting; Shadow Work; Smocking; Stump Work; Tapestry; Technical Hints; List of Illustrations. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Even beginning beaders can learn to add beauty and texture to their needlework projects with this practical, user-friendly and vividly illustrated guide. The author offers step-by-step instructions and diagrams to help novices and experts alike master the techniques. Full-color photos of a wide variety of motifs will inspire readers to create their own unique, personalized embellishments to jeans, jackets, sweaters, bags, shoes, scarves, pillows and more.
Bestselling author Judith Baker Montano is back with a new comprehensive stitch guide that will take you beyond traditional embroidery. She’ll show you how to create stunning landscapes and seascapes by applying fine art principles to your fabrics, threads, and fibers. Learn how to use these materials with other embellishments to convey lifelike trees, flowers, ocean corals, and more with 60 stitches and 67 stitch combinations. Learn artistic embroidery techniques for building layers, creating dimension and perspective, and blending shapes—translate your favorite snapshot of any landscape or seascape into fiber art!
Books with embroidered bindings and covers can be true works of art--treasured heirlooms to be handed down for generations. Now all needleworkers can master this traditional craft with the help of these detailed instructions and patterns. The projects combine several binding methods--including wrap-up and zig-zag books--with a range of exquisite embroidery designs, from a Wild West--themed wallet book to an intricately bound volume strewn with flower petals.
Bold Designs That Don't Follow the Rules Embroidery isn’t just florals anymore, it’s a moth with pinned wings, an old haunted house on a hill or a cow skull with a flower crown. You won’t find “home sweet home” here, but you will find “Can U Not” or “Don’t Be A Prick.” Renee Rominger, founder of Moonrise Whims, designs projects for a new generation. And whether you just started and need a solid foundation, or you’re an expert looking to enhance your art, Edgy Embroidery will teach you something new, fun and easy. Renee not only shows you how to conquer basic techniques, but also how to create more complex stitches like her unique Moonrise Roses. With pattern templates, detailed stitch tutorials and instructions on how to complete each design, every one of these 25 projects will be wall-worthy. This is definitely not your grandmother’s embroidery.
A definitive encyclopedia of more than 260 different embroidery stitches covers everything from basic techniques to advanced patterns, with information on and instruction in fabrics, needles, threads, how to follow a pattern, and different types of embroidery, along with suggestions on how to display and care for an embroidery piece. 10,000 first printing.
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. In this beautifully illustrated book, Jessica Pile, the Production Director at Hand & Lock embroidery, explores the intricate techniques used in fashion embroidery. 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. Beginning with an inspirational overview of the fashion industry, Jessica looks at examples of embroideries and embellishments by a variety of couturiers, including Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Hardy Amies and Burberry. The book then demonstrates the basics of three main techniques – goldwork, tambour beading and embroidery stitches including silk shading, satin and stem stitch. In do-it-yourself projects, Jessica first helpfully explains the basics of materials; she teaches you how to pick the right fabric, what tools to use, where to source materials, what types of wire or beads to use and terminology. Taking influences from existing couture designs, she then shows you how to execute these learned techniques onto your own clothes. This book is perfect for fashion students, textile artists, and those who want a more unique look to their clothes.
For the embroiderer who appreciates the value of beautiful stitches but also likes to break a few rules along the way, Rebecca Ringquist's Embroidery Workshops is a refreshing new resource for both standard and out-of-the-box techniques. Based on the popular classes Ringquist leads across the country, Rebecca Ringquist's Embroidery Workshops teaches everything from the "proper" way to form a French knot and transfer a design to a canvas to new ways to stitch three-dimensionally, work with nontraditional threads and fabrics, draw with thread freeform, and mix and match machine- and hand-stitching. Also featured are instructions for 20 innovative projects, including table linens, wall art, and clothing embellishments.
Embrace a simpler approach to stitching with bold one- and two-color embroidery motifs Zakka Embroidery presents designs that are an elegant blend of Japanese and Scandinavian style. The motifs and patterns are spare and graphic, yet softened with organic shapes and imagery drawn from nature. The result is embroidery that evokes a personal feel and conjures a sense of nostalgia. The task of picking just the right palette for an embroidery project can be overwhelming to beginners and experienced stitchers alike. But when you take away that challenge, a whole world of texture and style becomes available. Here Japanese designer Yumiko Higuchi presents embroidery motifs to be stitched using just one or two colors--creating patterns and designs that are more evocative for their form than for a play of colors. Each embroidery design is paired with a simple craft project, transforming the stitched fabric into a functional object, including pouches, pillows, aprons, and more. With beautiful photographs, clear step-by-step instructions, and detailed diagrams, Zakka Embroidery will be an inspiring guide for those new to embroidery and a delightful experience for those experienced with needle and thread.
Presenting more than one hundred different stitches, this guide to the basics of embroidery is filled with ideas for beautiful projects as well as techniques for mastering embroidery in all of its forms. Crafters Choice.
Author: C. Geoffrey (Charles Geoffrey) . Holme
Publisher: Sagwan Press
Release Date: 2018-02-08
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