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A - Z Embroidery Stitches                          £12.99


From the publisher:

"This comprehensive guide to embroidery stitches contains all the embroiderer needs to know to work dozens of stitches, and includes full advice on everything from choosing materials, beginning and ending a thread and using hoops to working as a left-handed embroiderer and learning how to paint threads. Step-by-step photography and clear instructions make the techniques achievable for beginners as well as providing an invaluable reference guide for experienced embroiderers."

Size:  210x228 mm

Pages: 144


A - Z Embroidery Stitches 2                         £12.99


From the publisher:


The ultimate reference guides for needleworkers with amazing projects, detailed step-by-step instructions and stunning photographs. This best-selling series covering mainly embroidery but also sewing, knitting and crochet was originally published by Country Bumpkin in Australia and has now been revamped for the modern needleworker by Search Press, with a fresh new design.

Combined with the original A-Z of Embroidery Stitches, this book completes a comprehensive dictionary of embroidery stitches and techniques. It offers every embroiderer a perfect way to add variety and interest to every new stitching project. Ultra-clear visuals make it easy to learn new techniques. Historical insights and beautiful embroideries add to the inspiration.

5 Star book from Needle 'n' Thread

Size:  210x228 mm

Pages: 144



A - Z of Goldwork with Silk Embroidery       £12.99


From the publisher:

The ultimate reference guides for needleworkers with amazing projects, detailed step-by-step instructions and stunning photographs. This best-selling series covering mainly embroidery but also sewing, knitting and crochet was originally published by Country Bumpkin in Australia and has now been revamped for the modern needleworker by Search Press, with a fresh new design.


This book is full of practical expertise on how to create beautiful goldwork embroideries, enhanced with silk embroidery, while conveying the history and tradition of goldwork down the years. There is detailed information about the threads and equipment needed, with clearly illustrated instructions and many hints and tips to help you achieve the best results.

Size:  210x228 mm

Pages: 156




A - Z of Bead Embroidery       £12.99


From the publisher:

This comprehensive guide to bead embroidery features more than 30 stunning and versatile projects. With over 440 step-by-step photographs, it 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.

Size:  210x228 mm

Pages: 128

A - Z of Smocking                    £12.99


From the publisher:

This book features every smocking stitch, clearly explained for beginners, but also has inspiring examples and new or little-known techniques to appeal to experienced smockers. It shows how to work the stitches, read graphs, and select colours, fabric and threads. It teaches how to pleat and block a garment, gives advice on different techniques such as ribbon weaving, counterchange, template and freeform smocking and much more. It is bursting with hints, ideas and inspirational photographs. There is full advice on the fabric, needles and thread needed and a glossary of smocking terms. Interspersed throughout the book there are helpful hints for all the stitches and techniques, and beautiful photographs of smocked garments to inspire the reader to pick up a needle.

Size:  210x228 mm

Pages: 128


RSN Crewelwork                                £10.99

Essential Stitch Guide

Jaqui McDonald

Search Press 

From the publisher:

The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques in new and innovative ways. This book includes an extensive stitch guide, covering all the stitches necessary for crewel embroidery, a design section, and a history of the Royal School itself.

Size:  155x215 mm

Pages: 96

RSN Goldwork                                   £10.99

Essential Stitch Guide

Helen McCook

Search Press 


From the publisher:

All of the authors were chosen by the RSN and all are graduate apprentices of the Royal School. Goldwork is all about the interplay of colour, texture and light, and it is this quality that is at the heart of Helen McCooks work. The book starts with a historical account of goldwork, then moves on to the materials and equipment required, framing up, how to transfer a design on to fabric and how to start and finish a thread. The main section of the book then covers all of the essential stitches and techniques through clear, step-by-step diagrams and photographs, coupled with beautiful, close-up photographs showing how then can be used in a finished piece. These include couching, bricking, basketweave, cutwork, spangles, s-ing, pearl purl, plate and kid. The book ends with a section in which the techniques described in the previous section are combined to create finished pieces, all beautifully and exquisitely worked by the author.

Size:  155x215 mm

Pages: 96


RSN Canvaswork                                £10.99

Essential Stitch Guide

Rachel Doyle

Search Press 


From the publisher:


Rachel Doyle presents an expert guide to canvaswork, and includes complete information on the major stitches while offering stunning new design ideas. Here you will find diagonal stitches, horizontal and vertical stitches, raised, textured and filling stitches. Decorative effects are explored too, making this a fantastic source book and an invaluable reference for canvaswork stitches.

Size:  155x215 mm

Pages: 96

 RSN  Silk Shading                             £10.99

Essential Stitch Guide

Sarah Homfray

Search Press 


From the publisher:


The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques in new and innovative ways. This book includes an extensive stitch guide, covering all the techniques necessary for silk shading, a design section, and a history of the Royal School itself.


Size:  155x215 mm

Pages: 96

RSN  Whitework                                £10.99

Essential Stitch Guide

Lizzy Lansberry

Search Press 

From the publisher:


This series of Essential Stitch Guides has been produced in close collaboration with the RSN with the aim of providing a set of definitive works on traditional embroidery techniques. All of the authors were chosen by the RSN and all are graduate apprentices of the Royal School. Whitework begins with the history of this wide-ranging type of embroidery, then explains the materials needed and the issues of designing and ordering your work for stitching in white on white fabric. The Stitches section covers pulled thread, core surface, decorative and drawn thread stitches, as well as eyelets and cutwork. Two beautiful whitework pieces are then analysed to show how all the stitches and techniques were used, and a traditional piece is reworked with a contemporary twist. Finally the further techniques of using layers, net darning and trailing are shown. Step by step photography, full instructions and diagrams make this a clear and user-friendly guide to whitework, and Lizzy's skills and talent make it an inspirational book.

Size:  155x215 mm

Pages: 96


RSN  Blackwork                                 £10.99

Essential Stitch Guide

Becky Hogg

Search Press 


From the publisher:

The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques in new and innovative ways. This series of Essential Stitch Guides provides expert tuition on a variety of techniques. In this guide to blackwork, Graduate Apprentice and tutor, Becky Hogg, shows how to develop many different patterns from the basic blackwork stitches, using detailed instructions and beautiful examples of traditional and contemporary embroideries. There is a fascinating look at the history of blackwork, a guide to the materials needed, and then a detailed look at the stitches used. These are then developed into a huge variety of beautiful patterns, and finally there is a guide to varying the look of these patterns through the use of different shading techniques. There are inspiring embroideries throughout the book, both historical pieces and contemporary works by the author and other RSN apprentices.


Size:  155x215 mm

Pages: 96

 

The Embroidery Stitch Bible                    £15.99

Betty Barnden 

Search Press 


From the publisher:

Fashions in embroidery styles come and go, but the basic stitches and techniques remain the same. This book will meet the needs of all embroiderers, and encourage an exploration of the craft in a creative, imaginative way.

Follow the diagrams and instructions in this beautifully illustrated book to discover the wonderful variety of effects that can be created on fabric with just a needle and thread and discover, or rediscover, the sensuous, tactile, wearable art of embroidery.

Size:  155x215 mm

Pages: 96


Mountmellick Embroidery Inspired by Nature        £24.99

Yvette Stanton & Prue Scott 


From the publisher:

NOW FULLY REVISED AND EXPANDED
Mountmellick embroidery is a highly texured form of whitework embroidery, originating from the town of Mountmellick in Ireland, around 1825. 
While it is sometimes referred to as Montmellick, Mt Mellick, Mountmellic, or even Montmellic, Mountmellick is the correct spelling as it is taken from the name of the town in County Laois (pronounced leash) in Ireland.

Mountmellick embroidery uses floral motifs and heavily knotted and padded stitches. The plants featured are traditionally those that grew in the township of Mountmellick itself, such as oak, blackberry, dog rose, and ivy. 
Mountmellick embroidery is highly textured with many knotted and padded stitches used. Part of the fun of working Mountmellick embroidery is playing around with the stitches and working variations of them. On some historical examples of Mountmellick, there were only a limited number of stitches used. However, due to all their variations, the effect produced was highly patterned and varied.


Size:  155x215 mm

Pages: 96


Needle Painting Embroidery                            £24.99

Fresh Ideas for Beginners

Trish Burr


From the publisher:

This book is aimed at both beginners and more experienced needlepainters alike. Novices will be guided through the basic techniques, with each project carefully designed expand your skills and take you onto the next stage of needlepainting. The book will also be helpful to those with some experience but feel the need to practice and further improve their technique. 

The projects are divided into skill levels, ranging from complete beginner through to intermediate embroiderers. Some of the projects use smaller designs which are ideal for gift items. Step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions will ensure success at every stage.

Size:  280x210 mm

Pages: 128


Colour Confidence in Embroidery                         £24.99

Trish Burr


From the publisher:

Each aspect is clearly illustrated by example and includes tools for selecting colours, choosing shades that enhance our embroidery, why some shades blend better than others, and the importance of contrast with light and shadow. There are projects to represent each colour group including stunning roses, camellias, fruit and the much sought-after bee-eater birds, but the highlights of the book for any stitcher have to be the chapters on colour combinations and complementary colours. These include more than 200 stitched examples with DMC thread keys, plus schemes to help choose colours for your own projects.
Colour Confidence in Embroidery is the first of its kind on this subject and a valuable resource for any embroiderer. Although based on long and short stitch shading the principles could be applied to any surface or counted thread embroidery.

Size:  210x280 mm

Pages: 256





Stumpwork Embroidery                        Price TBC

A Collection of Fruits, Flowers and Insects for Contemporary Raised Embroidery

Jane Nicholas







Stumpwork Embroidery                         £24.99

Designs and Projects

Jane Nicholas


From the publisher:

Following her previous book, Jane Nicholas explains in detail how this fine needlework can be achieved, introducing 23 new elements. Projects are included on: field flower pictures; wild life pictures; roundels for pictures or brooches; pansies for brooches and designs; and needlework accessories and gifts.

Size:  959x280 mm

Pages: 192


Crewel Intentions                                                  £14.99

Hazel Blomkamp


From the publisher:

Keeping to a theme started in Crewel Twists, this book continues the concept of using non-traditional techniques and materials in crewel or Jacobean embroidery. It showcases four large projects, each with an accompanying small project similar in technique, and shows needle workers how to be creative with threads, alternative stitches and beads. Traditional techniques are explained but are extended with the use of bead embroidery, needle lace techniques, and stitches not normally used in crewel work. Many new needle lace and bead embroidery techniques are incorporated, and the book also explores weaving techniques used to create textures like twill and lace weaves, as well as patterns similar to tartan and houndstooth check. 
Every project is clearly explained with step-by-step instructions and lots of photographs, and the completed embroideries are once again displayed in ways that are both decorative and functional in the home. Templates of the original designs complete this magnificent source for creative embroidery.

Size:  193x260 mm

Pages: 160

Crewel Twists                                                  £14.99

Hazel Blomkamp


From the publisher:

In this book 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.

Size:  193x260 mm

Pages: 144