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This kit includes: 4 kawaii-style cross-stitch patterns (fruitie cuties: mellow watermelon, blushing berry, pretty pineapple, sour lemon) 3 pieces of 4" x 4" cotton Aida cloth 3-inch embroidery hoop 2 tapestry needles 4 skeins of embroidery thread
Showcasing over 80 international artists who incorporate embroidery into their practice, this book provides a survey of embroidery in contemporary art, illustrating the huge range of ways in which the craft has been embraced as a form of creative expression. Some artists evoke a kind of nostalgia, rediscovering skills that have fallen from fashion or promoting the value of ancient handicrafts in an industrialized world of mass-production. Others push boundaries by using embroidery on photographs, poetic installations, embroidered reproductions of everyday objects, or by using it to tackle political, personal or transgressive themes. Threads is a captivating exploration of their creative journeys, their influences, the technical challenges they face and the message they wish to convey
Use floss like a boss! Best-selling author Aimee Ray of Doodle Stitching fame is back with the fresh motifs and contemporary inspiration her fans have come to love. With 20 original embroidery art projects. Mix and match motifs and personalise wall art with lettering and numbers.
This title introduces the reader to many different stitching techniques from simple cross stitch to intricate pulled threadwork. Some of the techniques are useful for making decorative borders, while others are good for adding spot designs, monograms and lettering, and applying beads and sequins.
Over 20 different contemporary embroideries to transfer and stitch, plus 11 extra transfer designs to get your creative juices flowing! In Carina's latest book, discover how to 'doodle' embroider and create over 20 different designs full of colour and personality Kickstart your journey to original, personal doodle work with a variety of designs, ranging from formal patterns - such as geometrics, mandalas, labyrinths and knots gardens - to more experimental, free-form shapes that will encourage you to explore your skills and creativity. Then, be taken step by step through Carina's 'Garden' sampler, so you can see how to forge a unique embroidery yourself with no design to follow. The 22 designs can fit either in a 3- or 6-inch hoop, which are easy to source instore or online. Each of Carina's designs will include photographs of the finished embroidery, a thread key, a stitch diagram and suggestions of how to work the design. In addition, Carina will give advice on how to rework her embroidery, to encourage your own creativity. At the back of the book, a corresponding transfer can be found so that you can easily draw the design outline onto your own fabric. Essential materials and easy-to-follow techniques chapters can be found at the beginning of the book, along with step-by-step stitch diagrams for the 15 embroidery stitches used to make all the designs in the book - providing you with a fuss-free, colourful crash-course. Finally, there are 11 extra transfers at the back of the book, offering variations and ideas for you to dive into and work up your own unique stitcheries!
Pusheen is the Internet's favorite chubby tabby who has warmed the hearts of millions with her animated GIFs and comics. For fans of I Am Pusheen the Cat; Pusheen: A Magnetic Kit; and the Pusheen coloring books, this craft kit includes everything you need to create cute embroidered designs of the lazy, lovable feline: * A 32-page mini book with cross-stitching instructions and two easy patterns (perfect for beginners and advanced stitchers alike) * Two 5" x 5" pieces of cotton Aida cloth * A 3-inch embroidery hoop * Two tapestry needles * Four skeins of embroidery thread
6148 Alphabets to Stitch: Alphabets are great for adding a personal touch to a project, whether you are creating a quick-to-cross stitch monogram pin or personalizing a larger stitched design. From Art Deco and script alphabets to floral letters and a fun pencil design, you'll find the perfect alphabet for your next personalized project.
Machine sewing for the absolute beginner, for under ten dollars.
"Start to Sew" is the perfect first book for new sewers. Thorough instructions and step-by-step photographs expertly guide beginners through the basics of sewing. At a value price under ten dollars, here is everything they need to get started, from buying supplies to sewing a seam. Six projects teach new skills, each project building on the next, while creating a real d�cor or fashion project. Whether the goal is to teach a kid to sew, decorate your home, figure out how to use your first sewing machine, or experiment with a wonderfully creative craft, "Start to Sew" makes sewing fun and successful from the start.
Creative Publishing international has also created "Sewing 101," "Quilting 101," and "Home D�cor Sewing 101," as well as the Singer Sewing Reference Library.
This sumptuous and inspiring book, written by needlework expert Trish Burr and created in association with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is a stunning, contemporary guide to embroidering flowers. This hardback edition of the book contains all the templates needed at full size; if you would like the option to use iron-on transfers of the designs, please purchase the folder edition (9781782216421). Focusing mainly on long-and-short stitch and Trish's delicate, considered use of silk shading, the book contains all the clearly-illustrated stitches needed, and gives thorough advice on preparation and choosing fabrics and threads - including a handy thread conversion chart. The embroideries are reworkings of botanical artworks from Kew's Art Collection. There is one 'starter' project to encourage readers to try out the techniques, one large sampler containing 18 small elements that can be worked individually or as a group, and nine further projects - including a striking spider chrysanthemum, an elegant waterlily and an opulent magnolia. All the projects are shown step-by-step, with an order of work diagram given where appropriate. All the templates needed are also included at full size at the back of the book. This stunning yet practical book is a must-have for anyone interested in capturing flowers in thread.
**SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK**WATERSTONES SCOTTISH BOOK OF THE MONTH** 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
Melissa Lowry, author of Handmade Animal Dolls, shows readers how to embellish their home with the trending quick and easy art of punch needle embroidery. Readers can follow Melissa's gorgeous patterns and simple step-by-step instructions to create one-of-a-kind pieces. With just a punch needle - available at any craft store or online - yarn, and fabric readers can get started right away. Unlike traditional embroidery, knitting and crochet, there are no complicated stitches or special techniques. Slip the yarn into the needle and punch through the fabric to create a textured design. It's a relaxing, meditative craft, easy to do while chatting with friends or watching a favourite show. Inspired by Melissa's Mexican heritage, these patterns reflect the vibrant colours and geometric patterns of traditional textiles, with a modern touch. The book includes full-size templates, so readers can replicate Melissa's signature designs. Beginners can get that amazing handmade look in a just an hour or two, creating beautiful pillows, hoop art, napkins and placements from scratch. Readers who want to dive deeper into the craft can tackle large-scale rugs and wall-hangings along with more detailed designs. Contemporary, colourful, and truly unique, these projects make it easy to pick up a satisfying hobby and personalise your home. This book will have 20 projects and 60 photographs.
Christmas is a wonderful time of year for crafting! From imaginative handmade gifts to stunning, reusable decorations, this book contains 100 fabulous quick and easy makes for the festive season. All the projects have been carefully selected from Search Press's best-selling 20 to Make series and are simple enough for beginners as well as seasoned crafters. There's something for everyone in this book, including knitting, crochet, papercraft, sewing, sugarcraft, felt, jewellery making, cross stitch, mosaic making, decoupage, polymer clay and needlepoint. Each craft has a handy techniques section to get you started, followed by a range of quick projects that include a knitted star, a pompom Santa Claus, a polymer clay teddy bear, a felt winter owl, a crocheted Christmas tree heart and a pretty bangle. All the projects are made using tools and materials that are easy to source, and provide all the inspiration you need to make Christmas extra special.
15 beautiful embroidery projects from the era of Jane Austen. Jane Austen was as skilful with a needle as she was with a pen. This unique book from Jennie Batchelor and Alison Larkin showcases recently discovered 18th century embroidery patterns expertly repurposed into 15 exciting modern stitching projects. The patterns and projects are brought to life with glimpses into the world of Regency women and their domestic lives by lively historical features, quotes from Jane Austen's letters and novels, enchanting illustrations and inspirational project photography. The book opens with an illustrated introduction on historical embroidery. Next comes the materials and methods section, clearly explaining the key stitches, as well as providing information on threads, fabrics and frames. The practical section includes 15 projects for modern items. The projects are divided into three chapters according to the item the 18th century pattern was originally intended for with patterns for different skill levels: Embroidered Clothes: Dressed to Impress: Projects include Simple Sprig Pattern (Two Ways), Pencil Case, Clutch Purse, Apron, Housewife. Embroidered Accessories: How Do You Like My Trimming?: Projects include Napkin Set, Mobile Phone Pouch, Tablet Sleeve, Jewellery Pouch, Muslin Shawl. Embroidery for the Home: A 'Nest of Comforts': Projects include Tea Box Top, Work Bag, Cushion, Sewing Set, Tablecloth. It is more than likely that Jane herself would have used these very patterns for her own embroidery, and now, with Jennie and Alison's help, readers can stitch-a-long with Jane to make a selection of beautifully embroidered, practical items.
The team behind Mollie Makes magazine have brought together all their favourite stitchers in a range of impressive disciplines from cross stitch to crewel work. They share their tips, stories and beautiful projects, inspiring us all to pick up a needle and thread. Will you try Laura Trimmell's geometric squirrel or Nicole Vos Van Avezathe's quirky cloud-shaped pillow? Perhaps Clare Youngs' beautiful Folk Art throw is more your thing? With seven different stitches to practise, it's one to stretch your skills for sure. That's what we love about this collection - beginner or stitch-savvy, there really is something for everyone who fancies having a go. If you are new to embroidery, the techniques section of the book contains all the step-by-step guidance you need to get started. So thread your needle, choose your fabric and read on - give it a couple of hours and you'll be a practising stitch witch! Jam-packed with hints, tips and techniques, you'll soon be tackling more than the basic stitches - you'll be looping and lacing like the best of them. Why not have a go at silk ribbon embroidery, crewelwork, canvaswork or Bargello? Hoops at the ready! Word count: 50,000
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.
Create your own Christmas Magic with the 37 festive designs in this book! Santa, Mrs. Claus, reindeer, elves, snowmen, and other adorn candy cane climbers, tissue box covers, kissers (these hold a single chocolate-drop candy as a special treat), stand-up characters, and a table decoration.
Add depth and originality to your cross stitch with this cross-stitch book! Sure, white Aida fabric is fabulous, but have you ever thought about what you could create if you hand dyed your material first? Designer Amy Hautman did - and she'll teach you how! This includes: step-by-step instructions for dyeing your fabric, tips for achieving the best and most amazing results, ten gorgeous floral and nature-inspired cross-stitch patterns.
Early-style Hardanger is not often seen outside of Norway, but is quite distinct from contemporary Hardanger. This historical style of embroidery has traditionally been used on the women's clothing in the Hardangerfjord region, and was designed to imitate needlemade lace of the 1600s and 1700s. Feel the satisfaction and sense of accomplishment of making your own traditional-style Norwegian whitework embroideries using whitework specialist, Yvette Stanton's clear instructions. There are 10 varied projects with a range of contemporary applications, including a blouse with embroidered cuffs and collar, soft furnishings for the home, table linen, and small articles suitable to give as gifts. You will discover what makes early-style Hardanger different from contemporary Hardanger. The historical and cultural information, including many photos of historical examples of Hardanger, helps to place the embroidery within its cultural context. The left- and right-handed step-by-step stitch and technique instructions are easy to follow, making it easy to learn. You will learn to avoid problems and have the self-assurance to fix any mistakes you make. Yvette Stanton's expert instructions will help you on your way to making beautiful early-style Hardanger embroidery.
Bargello stitching is a form of needlepoint and making a comeback. There is a project for everyone, whether you are new to bargello, or are an original bargello fan. Tina Francis shows you how to combine bold, bright colours in attractive, almost psychedelic patterns to create the illusion of 3-D. Use her easy-to-follow charts and approachable instructions to create 15 projects including cushions, wall art, pincushions, bangles and a brooch. Bargello is easy to master, quick to achieve and very addictive. The stitches take on a rhythm of their own which makes it extremely relaxing and before long you'll be measuring your days in centimetres not hours. With only a handful of materials required - canvas, tapestry wool, tapestry needle and instructions - bargello is certain to become your craft of choice.
Soutache jewellery is widely represented on Etsy and it's a hot trend on beading blogs. Soutache is a decorative braid. Attaching it to a backing and embellishing it with cabochons, crystals, and beads, is a hot, trending technique - and this is the first English-language book dedicated to this fantastic, yet relatively easy craft. Anneta Valious, the world's top soutache designer, describes the entire process, from sewing methods to making straps to finishing, and provides 25 projects that include necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets, barrettes and more. It's the perfect guide for beaders, jewellery makers and general crafters eager to expand their repertoire and take their designs to the next level.
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