Create 30 Beautiful Projects with a Modern Touch
Using techniques including Broderie Anglaise and counted, pulled and drawn thread work, these 30 embroidery projects range from small items suitable for beginners, such as a pincushion, to an heirloom Christening gown and a selection of pillow designs. The book contains full-size templates and step-by-step instructions with detailed diagrams and a guide to commonly used stitches.
How to Make Beautiful Braid-and-bead Embroidered Jewellery and Accessories
Originally created to embellish clothing, braided soutache cords are used in these 18 designs to make embroidered jewellery and accessories, including earrings, brooches and headbands. Illustrated step-by-step instructions explain the stitching techniques and how to incorporate beads, crystals and cabochons, and a gallery of images provides inspiration for further projects.
Stitches, Techniques and 13 Modern Projects
Based on a Moorish technique, traditional blackwork embroidery uses monochromatic threads to create geometric lines and arabesque designs. The counted-thread method is used for 13 modern projects in this volume, including a girl’s dress, a pendant lampshade and a blanket. Notes on how to form the stitches are followed by written instructions and diagrams of the patterns.
The Art of Embroidered Flowers
Inspired by floral landscapes, Gilda Baron shows how to make original artwork by painting or dying fabric and then adding embroidery. Instructions to recreate three of her projects – a summer meadow, a buttercup field and flowers by a fence – follow notes on materials and techniques, with the emphasis on experimenting to form a unique piece. A final section presents a gallery of completed works and tips on displaying finished pictures in a card or mount.
The Best of Terrie Lee Steinmeyer
This volume brings together over 140 cross stitch charts by the prolific designer Terrie Lee Steinmeyer, who has specialized in projects that commemorate special occasions and holidays. The charts, many of which are in colour, include animal motifs to embellish items for a baby, Halloween scenes, vintage Santa images, and alphabets to create wall hangings and personalized gifts.
Techniques and Projects
Florence Daisy Collingwood draws on illustrated examples from her own work and that of other experts to explain how a wide variety of materials, threads, stitches and textures can be used to create unique appliqué art. The projects featured, including quilts and prayer flags, illustrate the technique's principles, from the design stage through to padding, edgings and decorative finishes.
Space Mission Art
The Mission Patches and Insignias of America's Human Spaceflights
Each NASA space flight, from the early 1960s to the present day, has had a logo designed specifically for the mission, often with input from the astronauts. This catalogue of the artworks is also a record of all 167 voyages, from Project Mercury and Apollo to the Space Shuttle, with portraits of the crews and details about each flight.
Stitch Alphabets and Numbers
120 Contemporary Designs for Cross Stitch and Needlepoint
This collection contains three alphabet charts, to create shadow, woodblock and circus lettering (all capitals), and three charts to stitch vintage, floral or screen-print style numbers. Details about materials and equipment are given, and finishing techniques such as stretching and framing are explained, demonstrating how the designs can be used to make personalized items including wall hangings and cushions.
The Only Embroidery Reference You'll Ever Need
The first part of this spiral-bound volume offers an introduction to stumpwork, blackwork, hardanger; crewel, pulled and canvas work; and freestyle embroidery; comprising background information plus an illustrated guide to forming the stitches and motifs. Part two provides instructions to complete 30 projects that use the techniques, with photographs of examples from different eras.