8 of the World's Most Beautiful Crewelwork Projects, to Delight and Inspire
Author: Inspirations Studio
Publisher: Embroidery Inspirations
Eight fabulously beautiful crewelwork embroideries to stitch from some of the world's most talented designers and the world-renowned Inspirations Magazine. Inspirations magazine publishes the world's most beautiful embroidery and this series of books collects the best projects for different types of embroidery. Crewelwork features projects from all over the world. Perfect for beginning or experienced embroiderers who want new inspirations. Crewelwork embroidery traditionally features bold striking designs, rich vivid colours and thick textured woollen thread and these designs are certainly no different. Crewel Inspirations highlights the very best crewelwork has to offer in both design and technique. With 8 stunning crewelwork projects to make, there are clear step-by-step instructions, pullout patterns, a stitch guide and all the information you need to stitch them. Discover the origins, stitches, techniques and designs that are uniquely crewelwork, and learn how to make your own beautiful works of art. Featuring talented embroidery designers Hazel Blomkamp, Di Kirchner, Phillipa Turnbull, Margaret Light and Susan Casson, this special collection, including cushions, a footstool, a mandala, a framed picture and a jewelry roll, have been curated into one publication.
Crewelwork has a long history but this book brings the technique right up to date. It mixes contemporary styles with older traditions to give an exciting twist on this enduring and beautiful style of embroidery. Becky Quine, a tutor and conservator/restorer with the Royal School of Needlework, clearly explains each step to making a piece, from early planning to stitching and finally to presentation. She encourages new ideas and a fresh, creative look at this popular and timeless technique. Advice on design is given along with working with colour and how to plan and stitch a piece of embroidery. This new book includes a guide to framing up and transferring a design onto fabric. There are step-by-step sequences to over forty different stitches ranging from filling to outlining stitches, and from accent stitches to new creative ideas. This book will be of great interest to embroiderers, textile artists, quilters, ecclesiastical embroiderers, costume designers and historians. It is superbly illustrated with 559 colour illustrations that support the instructions and showcase finished examples.
"At last! A book for the intermediate to advanced beadmaker . . . . Any beadmaker looking for that kick into a different direction will find this book quite useful." --Debby Weaver, The Glass Bead • Creative ideas for making glass beads • 8 skilled beadmakers are given the challenge to create beads based on an inspiration—a color, a season, a painting, an emotion—to see what they will create • Resulting beads show the variety of creative responses • Includes step-by-step techniques for using other materials with the glass to create unique beads
Royal Ontario Museum. Art and Archaeology Division
The Ultimate Guide for Everyone from Beginners to Experienced Embroiders
Author: Country Bumpkin
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A comprehensive guide to bead embroidery for all skill levels, featuring more than 30 versatile projects. With over 440 step-by-step photographs, A–Z of Bead Embroidery brings bead embroidery within the reach of anyone who can thread a needle. Find out how to work tambour beading, beadpoint, padded beading, how to handle sequins and bugle beads, and so much more. Discover the best tools for the task and learn to identify different beads by their size, shape and finish. Full of hints, tips and historical insights, and all patterns are provided. Praise for the series “The A–Z series has truly stood the test of time and remains one of the most comprehensive, easy-to-use guides available to embroidery, knitting, and crochet.” —Kathy Troup, Editor, Stitch magazine
Thread painting embroidery is one of the most beautiful embroidery techniques. Often mistaken for painted art, it shows off the true skill of an embroiderer. This book demystifies the technique and shows how easy it is to start embroidering your own stitched masterpieces. For the true beginner and the experienced stitcher alike it will be a treasured guide, explaining the techniques and providing the inspiration to master this exquisite form of embroidery. Over 600 colour photographs support twenty step-by-step projects that range from a simply shaded topiary tree to a three-dimensional hydrangea bouquet. Guide to getting started introduces equipment you may need, explains how to transfer designs to fabric and demonstrates the long stitch and short stitch. Advice on blending colours and stitching shades together to achieve depth and vitality. Provides inspiration and encourages experimentation to create your own designs. Illustrates historical examples and explains how to reproduce and learn from these pieces, while also showcasing contemporary techniques and ideas for finished embroidery. Over 600 colour photographs support twenty step-by-step projects that range from a simply shaded topiary tree to a three-dimensional hydrangea bouquet.
A Guide to Essential Stitches, Techniques and Projects
Author: Royal School of Needlework
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
An all-in-one volume covering crewelwork, canvaswork, and six other types of hand embroidery, from the renowned school established in nineteenth-century England. This beautiful book is a rich source of embroidery techniques, stitches, and projects, covering eight key subjects in detail: crewelwork, bead embroidery, stumpwork, canvaswork, goldwork, whitework, blackwork, and silk shading. Collecting all the books in the trusted, bestselling Royal School of Needlework Essential Stitch Guide series, plus a new section on mounting your finished work, this fantastic book—heavily illustrated with photos—is a must-have for all embroiderers.