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More than 60 stitches and techniques in inspiring combinations. When top artists from various disciplines collaborate, the result is bound to be greater than the sum of the individuals' skills. Having discussed various possibilities of working together, fine artist Monique Day-Wilde and master embroiderers Hazel Blomkamp and Di van Niekerk finally chose mandalas. Using Monique's original hand-drawn mandala designs as their templates, Hazel and Di filled them with creative surface embroidery using a wide range of stitches and techniques in stunning combinations. From simple, monochromatic line designs to colourful and flamboyant bead-and-thread combinations, the embroidered mandalas will inspire and delight everyone from rank beginners to the most experienced. Using different base fabrics, from traditional embroidery linen and dupion silk to shweshwe and mattress ticking to best showcase the various designs, stitches and threads, the authors share loads of ideas and tips and offer instruction with a fresh approach to surface embroidery. Stitches include the old favourites, such as simple back- and chain stitch, as well as more intricate needle lace, trellis couching and weaving. Beads abound to add sparkle and finishing touches, and special effects are created by incorporating the occasional bit of trapunto, ribbon embroidery and applique'. Both line and colour templates of the 25 designs are included, with a detailed stitch diagram and list of threads and materials for every project. Some templates have been given two completely different embroidery treatments to illustrate how versatile the designs are. Each template also has an artist's annotation about the design inspiration and colours used - adding interest and providing practical information for embroiderers who wish to follow their own colouring. Colouring with ink and crayon prior to colouring with thread can add a whole new dimension to your embroidery. Beautiful photographs of the completed embroideries add to the book's visual appeal and for good measure there is a complete stitch gallery with illustrations and instructions for all the stitches and techniques used.
Now, for the first time, five of her beautiful fairies are introduced not only to ribbon embroidery and stumpwork fans, but to all needlecrafters who enjoy creative, three-dimensional embroidery. With numerous new ideas and techniques, this title has been designed to appeal to both beginners and advanced embroiderers. Easy-to-follow, close-up photography and step-by-step instructions will show you how to: Embroider the exquisite flowers and leaves in silk and organza ribbon; make the delicate stumpwork wings in organza and silky threads; use organza and silk ribbon to make applique leaves and petals; make charming stumpwork insects; dress the fairies in layers of organza and embroider their hair; embroider the fairies' clothing in long and short stitch - the easy way; create three-dimensional designs using colour, texture and shapes.
A must have for all lovers of ribbon embroidery and stumpwork. It is suitable for first-time embroiderers as well as those who wish to brush up on certain techniques. The book is unique in its combination of ribbon embroidery and stumpwork. The 12 panels are each individually explained with step-by-step photographs and instructions, including a comprehensive guide to all the needles, thread and ribbons required. There are over 30 models to learn from, making this the ideal book for anyone wishing to know how to make many different flowers, leaves and little creatures in a gorgeous flower sampler. A comprehensive stitch glossary with illustrations of more than 40 stitches is an excellent reference that can be used for much more than just the book sampler. The interesting techniques in this book can also be used for crazy patchwork, quilts, fibre arts, card making, box lids and enhancing knitted and felted backgrounds or clothing and accessories.
All of the incredible pieces you see in this book have been made with only a needle, thread, fabric, ribbons and beads. You can even learn to use embroidery to create your own patchwork pieces from scratch. Hazel's comprehensive technique gallery explains more than 160 techniques for bead embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery, needle weaving and tatting as well as free-hand quilting and working from paper templates. There are five projects included, so you can make your own beautiful finished pieces. Be inspired to combine all your needlework skills in new and exciting ways.
Following the success of Crewel Intentions and Crewel Twists, which introduced embroiderers to needle-lace and loom-weaving techniques in their designs, comes Crewel Creatures, the third title in this series by renowned embroiderer Hazel Blomkamp. Animals and birds are popular subjects in crewel embroidery, and here Hazel introduces needleworkers to the beautiful, exotic creatures found in the African wild. Using the Jacobean embroidery style for which she is well known, and incorporating the subtle influence of the fractal designs found in zentangle art, Hazel also brings beads and other three-dimensional elements into her designs to capture the stunning and colourful art that is traditionally associated with Africa. Those new to Hazels work will find the essential crewel stitches, needle-lace and needle-weaving techniques needed in an easy-to-follow how-to section and stitch gallery inside the book, and all embroiderers will be impressed by the wealth of design ideas and inspiration Crewel Creatures has to offer. With every project, step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photographs are included, along with a template of the design. All the projects are stitched and embellished on natural coloured linen, making them not only perfect for framing for display but also wonderfully economical for embroiderers to work on. For readers looking for something different and new to stitch, and for those keen to challenge themselves with more complex embroidery techniques, this latest addition to Hazel's Crewel series is an absolute must-have.
Of jy dit nou kroelwerk of Jacobeaanse borduurwerk noem, hierdie vryhandborduurwerk word al eeue lank beoefen en is vandag nog gewild onder kunsnaaldwerkers. Danksy die aard van die motiewe en die tradisie om baie steke in een projek te gebruik, is hierdie borduurvorm ideaal vir skeppende uitdrukking. Hazel Blomkamp gebruik in hierdie boek 'n groot verskeidenheid materiaal om tegnieke by te werk en borduurders te inspireer om binne die bree grense van kroelwerkstyle te eksperimenteer. Die oorspronklike ontwerpe sluit in: Projekte met krale en metaalgaring om sprankel en tekstuur te verleen; monochrome borduurwerk waarvoor verskillende soorte garing en krale, alles in dieselfde kleurskakering, gebruik word; tegnieke wat in naaldkantwerk gebruik word om die ontwerpe met tekstuur te definieer; tradisionele borduurwerk wat met satynsteek en die verskeie variasies van traliehegwerk interessant gemaak word. Die voltooide borduurwerk word op maniere ten toon gestel wat nie net mooi lyk nie, maar ook funksioneel is in die huis.
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 colour, and inspiring projects to encourage them produce their own creative work.
Also included are an extensive stitch glossary and templates for the designs.
Over 100 original designs on full-colour grids, including: Fun images for alphabets; stylish monograms and motifs for napery; cute nursery motifs; cool teen motifs; christmas designs; easy motifs for children. Finishing instructions with worked examples as well as further suggestions for use and gift ideas add further value to this versatile title. Photographs of all finished projects, with close-ups showing the effect of specific finishes and threads will guide and inspire you. Patterns are smaller than 55 by 55 stitches and most can be completed in a jiffy.
**SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK** The Hare with Amber Eyes meets The History of the World in 100 Objects: an eloquent history of the language of sewing. For the mothers of the disappeared in 1970s Argentina, protest was difficult. Every Thursday they marched in front of government buildings wearing headscarves embroidered with the names of their lost children. Through sewing, they found a way to campaign. In Tudor England Mary, Queen of Scots was under house arrest and her letters were censored, so she sewed secret treason into her needlework to communicate with the world outside. From the political propaganda of the Bayeux Tapestry and First World War soldiers with PTSD, to the maps sewn by schoolgirls in the New World, Threads of Life stretches from medieval France to contemporary Mexico, from a POW camp in Singapore to a family attic in Scotland. It is a chronicle of identity, protest, memory, power and politics told through the stories of the men and women, over centuries and across continents, who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, even in the most desperate of circumstances. In an eloquent blend of history and memoir, Threads of Life is an evocative and moving book about the need we all have to tell our story. 'Threads of Life is a beautifully considered book . . . Clare Hunter mixes the personal with the political with moving results.' TRACY CHEVALIER
Learning to embroider is a perfect activity for those wishing to learn a meditative pastime and create gorgeous artworks to display in their home. But not only can you create art, embroidery makes for a wonderful way to shape what is old into something new again. Learning a variety of embroidery stitches and designs will enable you to add personal touches to old or plain items, such as to shirt collars, hats, bags, shoes, tote bags, cuffs and more.
Join expert embroiderer Amanda Bryde as she guides you step by step through the process of making five lovely embroidered pieces from a tote bag to an adorable bird brooch. This starter kit also comes with all you need to make a gorgeous floral art piece in an embroidery hoop ready to hang on your wall. With Create Your Own Embroidery you will be able to embroider anything your heart desires in no time.
- 15-cm hoop
- cream and black fabric
- 2 needles
- embroidery floss in a variety of colours
- 24-page book
'n Veelsydige versameling patrone met uitstekende geskenkidees.
Die boek bevat meer as 100 oorspronklike ontwerpe, elk op ' kleur-rooster, insluitend - vrolike alfabetprente; stylvolle monogramme en motiewe vir tafellinne; oulike motiewe vir babas; cool tienermotiewe; kersfeesontwerpe; maklike patrone vir kinders.
Daar is afwerkingsaanwysings vir al die geborduurde voorbeelde, asook verdere gebruiksvoorstelle.
Discover the beautiful Japanese pattern darning technique kogin and how it can be used to create stunning stitched and quilted projects. Kogin is a variation of the popular Japanese embroidery technique sashiko and is rapidly becoming as popular as its 'big sister'. Japanese embroidery expert, Susan Briscoe, has compiled a collection of over 60 pattern charts - kogin is a counted embroidery technique - and 12 accompanying projects to create The Ultimate Kogin Collection, following on from her previous title The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook. The projects range from small and very accessible items such as simple greetings cards and coasters to larger projects including wall hangings and table runners.
Borduurwerk bly immergroen en nuwe maniere word voortdurend gevind om eeue-oue tegnieke interessanter te maak - soos die gebruik van vloeikleurgare. Die oorspronklike ontwerpe en projekte in die titel is so by mekaar gesit dat dit die gare en die borduurstyle ten beste vertoon, van ryk gouedraadwerk tot die stylvolle eenvoud van lintborduurwerk. Ander borduurstyle sluit in swartwerk, casalguidi, naaldgaaswerk, lappieswerk, hardanger en stumpwerk. Lieflike volbladfoto's van elke voltooide projek; Stap-vir-stap foto's en aanwysings; Patrone en diagramme vir elke gegradeerde projek; Geillustreerde stekegalery'. 'n Heerlike bron van inspirasie vir borduurders van alle vaardigheidsvlakke.
An exquisite collection of toy sewing patterns to make stuffed animals to treasure! These stunning animal dolls are easy to sew and then embellish with simple hand embroidery stitches to beautiful effect. The dolls and their cute outfits all use small amounts of fabric, so are great for using up scraps. With step-by step instructions and full guidance on the embroidery stitches and full-size pattern pieces to trace from the page, this super-accessible book will help you make future heirlooms that will stay in the family for generations.
This book sets out to show you how to take Jacobean or Crewel embroidery into the 21st century.
The joy of working with a Jacobean shape is that it is a blank canvas waiting to be filled. Using only cotton, rayon and metallic threads, along with beads and crystals, the designs in this book are embroidered onto cotton, linen, taffeta and silk. The techniques, whilst making full use of crewel embroidery stitches, borrow extensively from other styles and other needlecrafts. Needle Lace, Brazilian and Bead Embroidery, Stumpwork and last of all Loom Weaving methods have been incorporated into the embroidery that fills the Jacobean shapes in all of the designs.
Every project is clearly explained with step-by-step instructions and lots of photographs, and the completed embroideries are displayed in ways that are both decorative and functional in the home. Templates of the original designs complete this magnificent source for creative embroidery.
Filled with common sense, this book sets out to show you how to take Jacobean or Crewel embroidery into the 21st century.
This book is a must for all lovers of ribbon embroidery and stumpwork. It is suitable for first-time embroiderers as well as those who wish to learn brand new techniques. It's unique in its combination of ribbon embroidery and stumpwork and offers the following: The twelve panels of this outstanding design are each individually explained with step by step photographs and instructions, including a comprehensive guide to all needles, thread and ribbon required. It includes several new techniques for experienced embroiderers. A comprehensive stitch glossary with colourful illustrations of more than 40 stitches General information of stumpwork techniques. More than 30 floral designs to choose from.
Not sure what a particular word or instruction means in your sewing, knitting or crochet pattern? Forgotten how to do that attractive embroidery stitch? Or have you simply stopped a project midway because you were unfamiliar with a term or technique? It's nearly impossible to remember the countless terms and techniques, so it would only make sense to have a reference book on hand. 'The Needlecrafter's Companion' is the most comprehensive reference book of stitch and technique definitions for applique, crochet, embroidery, knitting, quilting and sewing as well as more specialist needlecrafts such as stumpwork, tatting and tailoring. Whether you want to learn a new skill or brush up on an old one, here is the ultimate A-Z illustrated guide to 1001 needlecrafting terms. Each entry provides a thorough meaning for each of its applicable crafts, while terms are cross-referenced to their US or UK alternatives where appropriate. Furthermore, many of the techniques are not only described, but illustrated with sequences of the stitches needed to do them, using clear step-by-step diagrams. From crafting enthusiasts to fashion students to industry professionals, needlecrafters of all skill levels will turn to this invaluable compendium time and time again.
Whether you refer to it as crewel or Jacobean, this free form of surface embroidery has been around for centuries and is still popular amongst needle artists today. Because of the nature of the fanciful objects and the tradition of using a large variety of stitches in one project, it lends itself to endless creative expression. In this titel Hazel Blomkamp uses a wide selection of materials to update techniques and inspire embroiderers to explore whilst working loosely within the confines of crewel work styles. She shows needle artists how to be creative with fabric, threads, beads and alternative stitches, borrowing techniques from other forms of needlework, and still producing a product that is typical of the crewel or Jacobean style of embroidery. The original designs include: Projects including beads and metal threads to add sparkle and texture to your work; monochrome embroidery making use of a variety of threads and beads, all within the same colour range; techniques employed in needle-made laces with designs defined by means of texture; more traditional embroidery including shading and satin stitch and the many variations of trellis couching to provide texture and interest. The completed embroideries are displayed in ways that are not only decorative, but are useful in the home.
Hierdie titel wys jou stap vir stap hoe om 26 pragtige monogramme in lintborduurwerk te maak. Daar is idees vir vinnige, maklike monogramversierings vir items soos baba kombersies en -kleertjies, teddiebeertjies en sagte speelgoed, boek-omslae, kaartjies, trougeskenke en ander items vir tuisversiering. Dit kan vir enige taal aangepas word, hetsy Afrikaans, Frans, Duits, en selfs Russies, met eindelose moontlikhede vir woordsamestellings en projekte. Leer hoe om die 26 letters en ander patroonplate op weefstof oor te dra. Daar is verskeie bykomende ontwerpe in kleur vir geborduurde kaartjies en ander items. Propvol nuttige wenke en raad vir monogramprojekte, en idees om jou gevoelens vir iemand spesiaal in borduurwerk uit te druk. Basiese tegnieke word stap vir stap geillustreer met nabyfoto's en met eenvoudige aanwysings verduidelik.
This title is suitable for embroiderers at all skill levels who want the basics of the craft along with a huge variety of whimsical, romantic and classic motifs, plus project ideas with a fresh, contemporary look. "Sweet Stitches from the Heart" is a collection of 900+ delightful, timeless embroidery and cross-stitch motifs and 70 stylish project ideas, along with simple how-to, all in one convenient, beautiful package. The charming motifs are sure to appeal to modern stitchers and can be used to lend beautiful touches to simple gifts, personal accessories and home decor items.
Draw attention to that neat coat lapel or jazz up the back pocket of your favourite denim pieces with little embroidered buttons, badges, brooches and more by embroidery fan and Instagram sensation Irem Yazici - A.K.A. @_.baobap._ Irem's collection of mini accessories are not only sweet and off the wall, they're practical pieces that you can wear, and are perfect gifts for the down-to-earth loved ones in your life! These embroideries are also smallscale canvasses for you to show off your new stitching skills: no more than 10 stitches are used for the 20 projects throughout, and range from beginner to intermediate in skill. Every project is explained with clear photography and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. Each one doesn't use much in the way of materials and there's no complicated finishing involved. These will be projects that you will finish! There are also 50 motifs included from you to choose from and play with, provided in a range of sizes and suitable for a variety of different projects, so you can make your own unique designs based on Irem's edgy style. PLUS - Templates come in different sizes, so you can select the one you want to suit your own requirements. These are embroidered projects that you will want to make and wear.
Hierdie titel is 'n moet vir alle liefhebbers van lintborduur en stumpwerk en stel selfs die beginner in staat om hierdie ongelooflike projek sonder moeite te voltooi. Vir gevorderde borduurders is daar 'n aantal nuwe tegnieke as verrassing. Elkeen van die twaalf panele word volledig met stap-vir-stap foto's en aanwysings verduidelik, met 'n lys van alle naalde, garing en linte wat gebruik word. Die titel bevat 'n omvattende stekewoordeboek met meer as 40 sketse van steke, algemene inligting oor stumpwerktegnieke, en meer as 30 blomontwerpe om van te keis en te leer.
Make a statement--and smash the patriarchy, one stitch at a time--with these 40 feminist-themed cross-stitching patterns! Crafty activists will love this snarky book with its 40 irreverent, vintage-inspired cross-stitch patterns. Whether you want to proudly announce to the world that you're a nasty woman or remind others that a woman's place is in the revolution, you'll find edgy slogans, sharp one-liners, and cheeky images that make fabulous wall art or wonderful handmade gifts. An illustrated basics section will get you started, with information on materials, tools, techniques, and framing your finished pieces.
Vyf van Cicely Mary Barker se verruklike blommefeetjies is vir die eerste keer omskep in lintborduur en stumpwerkontwerpe vir almal wat kreatiewe driedimensionele borduurwerk geniet. Hierdie titel bevat hope nuwe tegnieke en idees en nabyskote van tegnieke en stap-vir-stap aanwysings wys jou hoe om: Pragtige blomme en blare met sy- en organzalint te borduur; delikate stumpwerkvlerkies in organzastof en sygaring te skep; organza- en sylintappliek vir blare en blomblare te gebruik; bekoorlike stumpwerk-insekte te skep; die feetjies in lae organza te tooi en die pragtigste hare te borduur; verruklike feetjieklere in kort-en-langsteek te borduur.
Customize Your Clothes is a fun title featuring 20 projects for personalising your clothes with hand embroidery. Using a range of techniques, materials and designs, this book guides you through which tools to use, which stitches work best with certain designs, and also teaches you how to embellish with a range of materials to add a special personal statement to your items. Projects such as a plant T-shirt, a slogan tote bag and a monogrammed sweater make up this collection of ideas and inspiration for personalising your wardrobe. Designs range from embroidering your pet on your t shirt to decorating your sweater with pom poms. By customizing your clothes you will have your own unique collection of items all embroidered to your taste of colour, style and design costing next to nothing.
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