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Tiny Stitches: Buttons, Badges, Patches, and Pins to Embroider
Tiny Stitches
Buttons, Badges, Patches, and Pins to Embroider
Paperback      ISBN: 1611806631
Wear magic on your sleeve--20 teeny-tiny embroidery projects for completely unique pins, buttons, badges, patches, and more.

Discover the magical world of Irem Yazici's embroidery. Flowers, moons, and UFOs are just a few of the 50 motifs presented in Tiny Stitches. Wear your heart on your sleeve, literally, through small-scale projects for embroidered pins, buttons, patches, and more. Embellish your outfits, decorate your walls, and make unique gifts for your loved ones with these 20 colorful and stylish projects.

From celestial to nautical, botanical to fruit motifs, and many more, in this book you'll find 50 modern motifs along with 20 beginner-friendly, fun project ideas featuring easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions with full-size photographs and helpful tips. Besides stitching, you'll learn how to make your own buttons, pins, and patches that will take your creativity to the next level.
The Modern Embroidery Studio: 20 Stylish Designs to Stitch, Wear, and Share
The Modern Embroidery Studio
20 Stylish Designs to Stitch, Wear, and Share
Paperback      ISBN: 1632507013

Carve out time for you with The Modern Embroidery Studio.

If you love all things handmade and you're looking to quench your creative thirst, this is the book for you. Now more than ever, we need to slow down, unplug, and make something with our hands. Embroidery requires patience and attention to detail, but this tactile experience gives back in a much larger way: it centers our minds, helps us feel recharged in our fast paced lives, and provides us with fabulous pieces of art to wear, share, or hang.

Although hand embroidery has been around for millennia, The Modern Embroidery Studio will help you dive into the craft in a fresh, modern way. In the early chapters, all the basics are covered, from picking the best tools and supplies to mastering a handy library of stitches. Next, you'll find the step-by-step projects, each bursting with color and arranged by theme. Browse eye-catching patterns to find your favorite and follow the simple directions, accompanied by author Lauren's instructional tips and tricks for embroidery success. Finally, learn how to apply and customize the designs to make them truly your own.

If you're a novice stitcher, you'll be able to learn and progress as you go; if you already have some embroidery experience, The Modern Embroidery Studio has plenty to keep you engaged. Regardless of your skill level, let embroidery bring an extra dose of happiness to your day.
Make and Mend: Sashiko-Inspired Embroidery Projects to Customize and Repair Textiles and Decorate Your Home
Make and Mend
Sashiko-Inspired Embroidery Projects to Customize and Repair Textiles and Decorate Your Home
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399579435
An exquisite, full-color guide to sashiko, a simple Japanese stitching technique that uses stunning patterns to decorate or repair clothing, accessories, and home textiles.

Requiring no special equipment other than a sewing needle and thread, Make and Mend introduces the incredibly simple technique of sashiko--a striking hand-sewing method using a running stitch to form pleasing geometric patterns. Sashiko is traditionally used to mend and repair clothing and textiles, but it can just as easily be used to create beautiful, decorative projects for the home. With fifteen projects applying a modern, on-trend aesthetic to this ancient craft, Make and Mend shows readers how to apply sashiko stitching to a variety of craft projects, such as repairing torn jeans, mending a ripped hem, and making decorative pillows, napkins, a tablecloth, and a totebag. Touching on the concepts of beauty in minimalism and resourceful simplicity, as well as a fascination with Japan and Japanese design, this easy and accessible book appeals to both the seasoned maker and total beginner.
200 Embroidered Flowers: Hand Embroidery Stitches and Projects for Flowers, Leaves and Foliage
200 Embroidered Flowers
Hand Embroidery Stitches and Projects for Flowers, Leaves and Foliage
Paperback      ISBN: 1446306755

Learn how to stitch all your favourite flowers, leaves and foliage, with this is collection of tutorials for 200 embroidered flowers and foliage. Discover how to stitch beautiful blooms including roses, daisies, daffodils, pansies and buttercups as well as more exotic blooms.

Modern hand embroidery expert, Kristen Gula, shows you how to create all the floral motifs from a stitch library of less than 10 embroidery stitches.

As well as the step tutorials for the flowers and leaves, there are 10 projects for home decor items and accessories that showcase the embroidery so you can show off your makes and create beautiful gifts for family and friends. Choose from a collar motif, pillow cover, table decoration, shoe embellishments and many more

501 Enchanting Embroidery Designs: Irresistible Stitchables to Brighten Up Your Life
501 Enchanting Embroidery Designs
Irresistible Stitchables to Brighten Up Your Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0804851263
"If you have never embroidered before, no worries, for there are detailed instructions of what you need and all the techniques and stitches you need to know for the patterns in the book." --Japanese Sewing Books blog

This fun embroidery book contains hundreds of creative needlework designs you can use to personalize all sorts of things From a little hand-sewn gift, to monogrammed linens and cushions, to a well-worn and well-loved pair of jeans. 501 Enchanting Embroidery Designs offers simple hand embroidered motifs that highlight life's small pleasures:
  • Motifs from the kitchen or garden (teacups, fruits and cozy reminders of home)
  • Sweet feminine embellishments for your household zakka projects (flowers, pets, fashion elements)
  • Designs for your child's clothing, drawn in a kid-friendly style
  • Traditional designs such as monogrammed initials and elegant borders
These freestyle designs are doable even for embroidery beginners and will always add that special touch--from an apron for your best friend to the neckline of your favorite top. No matter what you choose to leave your mark on, you are sure to find inspirational designs perfect for any occasion.
Bead Embroidery Chinese Style: A Step-By-Step Visual Guide with Inspiring Projects
Bead Embroidery Chinese Style
A Step-By-Step Visual Guide with Inspiring Projects
by Yu, Han
Hardcover      ISBN: 1602200386

A delicate craft that has been handed down for thousands of years, bead embroidery was popular among the aristocrats in China's imperial courts and is an important part of modern haute couture, wedding dresses, and other accessories.

A step-by-step guide to 25 unique embroidery designs, Bead Embroidery Chinese Style incorporates traditional Chinese design elements, including landscape paintings, bird and flower motifs, and famous poems. Projects are both beautiful and useful, and are simple enough for embroidery beginners.

Readers will learn about:
  • The different bead embroidery tools, techniques, and materials
  • Over a dozen embroidery stitches for single-bead, multi-bead, free stitches, layered stitches, and more
  • Small-scale embroidery projects, including jewelry, coasters, pouches, and silk scarves
  • More advanced projects, including makeup bags, lamp covers, and wall art
Author Han Yu is one of the world's leading experts on bead embroidery. She studied at the prestigious Ecole Lesage, part of Chanel's Metiers d'art, in Paris, and regularly produces pieces for Shanghai and Paris Fashion Weeks, state dignitaries, and celebrities.
Big Embroidery: 20 Crewel Embroidery Designs to Stitch with Wool
Big Embroidery
20 Crewel Embroidery Designs to Stitch with Wool
Paperback      ISBN: 1446307131
Big Embroidery is all about stitching beautiful designs up fast using yarn instead of embroidery thread. Designer and author of Modern Folk Embroidery, Nancy Nicholson, has created a collection of stunning designs based on traditional crewel work, and adapted them for a modern audience using everyday yarn.

Crewel embroidery is traditionally done using 2-ply wool and stitched onto linen. Nancy shows how to get beautiful results using different types of yarn and fabric, including upholstery fabrics, woollens and tweeds, to create a collection of stunning quick-to-stitch projects.

Choose from home decor items such as cushions, bags, wall hangings and table runners, as well as ideas for embellishing clothing. Nancy shows readers how to do all the key embroidery stitches with a stitch library featuring easy-to-follow diagrams of all the basic crewel embroidery stitches in detail.
The Cat Lover's Craft Book: Cute and Easy Accessories for Kitty's Best Friend
The Cat Lover's Craft Book
Cute and Easy Accessories for Kitty's Best Friend
Paperback      ISBN: 4805314923
Unleash Your Inner Crazy Craft Lady

Here a cat there a cat, everywhere a crafted cat Cats to decorate your home, to wear, or to give to someone you love. The Cat Lover's Craft Book is dedicated to those who craft and those who are in love with all things cat-related

Whether you like to embroider, crochet, sew, knit or felt, there's a cat-tastic project inside this charming book you'll want to try your hand at, including:
  • Turn your umbrella handle into a furry cat's tail
  • Sew and embroider a personalized cat book cover
  • Make a lovely hand embroidered brooch or earrings
  • Make a cute cat door stop using a bottle and fabric
  • Make cuddly cat pouches, purses and bags
  • Knit, crochet or sew a charming cat-shaped pillow
  • Sew a chic cat badge or button cover using cross-stitched fabric
  • Sew an adorable cat doll and dress her up
  • And so much more
Super simple, step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates make these adorable cat crafts accessible to knitting, felting and embroidery beginners. These purr-fect needlework crafts will delight cat lovers of all ages, and provide many hours of fun creating cute and kitschy cat-inspired items--the perfect handmade gifts with lots of purr-sonality.
Creative Thread: 20 People-Inspired Embroideries Using Modern Hand-Stitching Techniques
Creative Thread
20 People-Inspired Embroideries Using Modern Hand-Stitching Techniques
Paperback      ISBN: 1782216871
Learn to embroider project by project with Royal School of Needlework trained, professional embroiderer Jo Dixey.

Sure - colouring books are enjoyable and great for stress relief, but what if you want more? More creativity, more mindfulness and more fun? There are myriad crafts that can give you all of these and embroidery, or stitching, is one of them. Tap into your creative side and make one-off pieces of art, embellish clothing with images and symbols unique to you, or make beautiful gifts for your friends.

Professional embroiderer Jo Dixey has designed this book to inspire and challenge both those new to embroidery and those with some knowledge of stitch who want to take their ideas further.

Each project introduces new embroidery stitches and techniques. As you work through the ideas, you expand your skills and gain confidence in using stitches and ideas in your own work.

The projects range from small embroidered cards to more complex pictures to hang on your wall; simple appliqu for a scarf to an embroidered jacket - all based on the theme of people. Templates of the images to stitch are provided for photocopying and there is a photo gallery of all the stitches covered in the book, along with step-by-step photographs of key techniques, such as transferring patterns onto fabric or using batting to create 3D effects.
Crewel Creatures
Crewel Creatures
Paperback      ISBN: 1782215255
Beautiful bird and animal designs, inspired by the African world, in crewel and Jacobean embroidery.

Following the success of Crewel Intentions and Crewel Twists, which introduced embroiderers to using needle-lace and loom-weaving techniques, 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. Following the Jacobean embroidery style for which Hazel is well known, and incorporating the subtle influence of the fractal designs found in zentangle art, Hazel brings beads and other three-dimensional elements into her designs, capturing the stunning and colourful art that is traditionally associated with Africa. Those new to Hazel's work will find a useful guide to the essential crewel stitches, needle-lace and needle-weaving techniques in an easy-to-follow how-to section and stitch gallery, and all embroiderers will be impressed by the wealth of design ideas and inspiration this book 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.