This intricate A-Z guide to embroidered flowers provides inspiration on recreating blooms and buds from Alyssum to Zinnia, with clear step-by-step instructions, guidance on stitches and threads and tidbits of trivia about the flowers themselves.
14 quick and easy projects, including baby gifts, clothing and homewares, will inspire both the beginner and the time-poor, experienced needlecrafter to pick up a needle and thread and embellish everyday items using ribbons, buttons, beads and braids.
Create Beautiful Hand-Stitched Floral Designs Inspired by Nature
Author: Lorna Bateman
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Learn how to embroider all the components of a country garden and then use this knowledge to create six exciting projects to keep. Experienced embroidery teacher Lorna Bateman is passionate about teaching and about nature. This book will appeal to and inspire both beginner embroiderers as well as more accomplished students. Learn from Lorna how to create beautiful flower designs, using raised and textured stitches to recreate your own idyllic English country garden. The book will walk you through a variety of stitches, how to embroider individual flowers from them and how to incorporate these into an original garden motif. For the nature enthusiast there is plenty to get excited about - an A-Z of English garden flowers and how to stitch them; a section on stitching common garden insects; and how to embroider iconic garden imagery such as birdbaths or garden ornaments. There are six elaborate and practical projects to stitch: needlecase, scissorkeeper, pincushion, thimblepip, glasses case, thread storer, and these make great keepsakes as well as gifts. The book also features a full-size pattern insert for making a vintage bag in which to keep the individual projects. Embroidered Country Gardens is peppered throughout with seeds of wisdom: invaluable hints and tips from the author to help you develop your own skills and unique style. As well as step-by-step instructions, there are also detailed photographs, outline template drawings and a fully illustrated stitch directory.
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