Cut-work Embroidery and how to Do it

Author: Oenone Cave

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486242675

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 100

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A lucid, step-by-step guide to one of the loveliest forms of all needlework: cut-work embroidery. Foreword. Publisher’s Note. Introduction. 132 line drawings, 24 half-tones. Metric Conversion Chart. Bibliography.

The Embroidery Book

Author: Christen Brown

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1617452254

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 164

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“A spectacular encyclopedia of embroidery, sharing valuable techniques passed down through the generations . . . you’ll wonder how you ever worked without it.” —Sew Magazine Enjoy the tranquility of slow stitching with this step-by-step, visual guide to 149 embroidery stitches, motifs, and extras. Go beyond basic color theory–robust color charts take the guesswork out of choosing thread, silk ribbon, buttons, beads, and trims. Then take your embroidery to the next level with luxurious seam treatments and stunning stand-alone designs. Bestselling author Christen Brown’s traditional and contemporary techniques are showcased in a colorful gallery of crazy-quilted projects. “An overview of embroidery stitches and techniques as well as inspiration for embroidery projects . . . She dissects several of her pieces, summarizing the color palette, decorative elements, and stitches used.” —Library Journal

Love Embroidery

Author: Future Publishing Limited

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 1607654458

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 250

View: 4740


Embellish your world with beautiful embroidery! Inside Love Embroidery you'll find expert tips for both hand embroidery and freehand machine embroidery techniques, along with 56 simple but stylish projects for customizing your wardrobe, revamping your home, and making fabulous gifts. Inspirational ideas from leading designers are provided for every skill level. Start with easy projects and move into more complex designs once you've mastered the basics. Includes useful step-by-step stitch guides, advice on fabric, threads and finishing, and tips on creating original designs.

Traditional Japanese Embroidery

Author: Julia D Gray

Publisher: Search Press Limited

ISBN: 1781263124

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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According to tradition, students of Japanese embroidery must watch a master at work and 'steal the knowledge'. Here, Julia shares her passion for this exquisite craft, revealing her in-depth knowledge of the skills and symbolism involved. Detailed instructions reveal the intricacies of working with silk thread and silk fabric, and clear step-by-step photographs show how to create beautiful embroideries inspired by the four seasons. Previously published as Beginner's Guide to Japanese Embroidery by Julia D. Gray, ISBN: 978 0 85532 857 3

Modern Japanese Embroidery Stitches

Author: Noriko Tsuchihashi

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462923437

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 121

View: 7401


Over 100 unique stitch patterns from Japan's leading embroidery expert! In Modern Japanese Embroidery Stitches, Japanese textile maven Noriko Tsuchihashi presents over 100 bold, textural motifs to stitch with thread, ribbon, beads and buttons using familiar stitches as well as a few lesser-known ones. Her detailed instructions and lovely suggestions on how to combine and display the finished pieces will inspire you! The unique patterns in this book include: Elegant sea life, butterfly and insect motifs Good luck symbols and charms from around the world Gorgeous letters and numbers that are stylish and useful Unusual botanicals, including flowers made with ribbons, beads and fringes And so much more! The detailed lessons and step-by-step photos ensure that your artful creations won't go awry! Even experienced needlecrafters will learn a few new tricks, from embellishing printed fabrics to stitching a two-dimensional motif.

Embroidery Stitch Guide

Author: Cheryl Fall

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0811769623

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 32

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This quick, easy stitch guide will be the most reached-for book on your embroidery shelf. With this handy guide at your fingertips, you'll know how to work 52 common embroidery stitches from the instructions and illustrations provided. It's the perfect reference to have by your side for any embroidery project. New to stitching? Expert teacher Cheryl Fall will show you the way. Each stitch is explained in detail as well as illustrated, so you can easily see how to make each one. To practice your skills, the included stitch sampler project is a great place to start. Two other beautiful patterns are also included, which can be used in a variety of ways. A review of the basic materials, such as fabric, threads, hoops, and needles, is also included to get you on your way.

Big Embroidery

Author: Nancy Nicholson

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 1446377113

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 253

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Stash-busting embroidery projects for home décor, clothes, and accessories with folk art-inspired designs, by author of Modern Folk Embroidery. Big Embroidery is all about stitching beautiful designs up fast using yarn instead of embroidery thread. Designer Nancy Nicholson has created a collection of stunning designs based on traditional crewel work, and adapted them for a modern audience using everyday yarn. Crewel embroidery is traditionally done using two-ply wool and stitched onto linen. Nancy shows how to get beautiful results using different types of yarn and fabric, including upholstery fabrics, woolens, and tweeds, to create a collection of stunning quick-to-stitch projects. Choose from home decor items such as cushions, bags, wall hangings and table runners, as well as ideas for embellishing clothing. Nancy shows readers how to do all the key embroidery stitches with a stitch library featuring easy-to-follow diagrams of all the basic crewel embroidery stitches in detail.

Blackwork Embroidery

Author: Jen Goodwin

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785007769

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

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Blackwork has a rich history that has developed over the years into an iconic and sophisticated style of embroidery. This practical book presents a number of ways to approach blackwork embroidery, from forming basic stitches and patterns to developing complex shaded pieces with confidence. Through an assortment of exercises, it introduces the principles of shading along with several projects to further explore the potential of blackwork. Detailed instructions on designing and developing shaded pieces of blackwork embroidery are given along with guidance on how to choose suitable images for translating into stitch. Step-by-step instructions on how to form basic stitches and how to form patterns are included as well as almost 250 shaded patterns, indicating how differing patterns appear when worked in different thicknesses of thread. Finally, patterns are grouped by family for easy identification and pattern blending.

Contemporary Candlewick Embroidery

Author: Denise Giles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440225281

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 8708


Through her unconventional experimentation with ribbon, author and designer Denise Giles has formulated an enchanting combination - the texture of traditional candlewicking with the classic beauty of silk ribbon. Replace the heavy cotton threads with delicate flosses, silken or metallic threads, and pearl cotton; substitute the white cotton fabric within linen, woven, muslin, or even color fabrics; add beautiful ribbon embroidery accents, and needle artists are left with this fresh new twist to an age-old needlework hobby. Encompassing contemporary candlewicking fitting for today's home decor, 31 original patterns complete with color diagrams and step-by-step photographs are worked into 29 projects. Greet guests in the entryway with a welcoming coat rack; gather the family around the kitchen table with a warm, hearty meal with placemats and napkins; retreat to where the outdoors come in with dragonfly pillows, butterfly trays, and flower frames.