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The Hand Stitched Flower Garden

Author : Yuki Sugashima
ISBN : 1568365667
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Understated and gorgeous, The Hand-Stitched Flower Garden is a book of delicate decorative stitching motifs inspired by nature, coupled with a collection of twenty projects to create by mixing and matching the designs. Organized by season, the book offers a gallery of embroidery patterns reflecting the beauty and variety of the garden - from roses, sunflowers, asters, and daisies, to little bumblebees, ladybugs, and dragonflies - all made using surface stitches, dimensional stitches, and bead embroidery. Chapter One presents "A Year in Stitches," which showcases the forty motifs in a visual catalog which lets the reader select desired designs. Spring includes classic symbols of the season, such as cherry blossoms, dogwood, daffodils, tulips, and pansies. Here, too, are garden creatures like butterflies and even ants. In Summer, come the roses, sunflowers, cosmos, and other bright blooms, as well as images evocative of hot, sunny places: seashells, starfish, and summer fruits and veggies like tomatoes and beans. Fall's bounty features colorful leaves along with acorns, chestnuts, chrysanthemums, pumpkins, and squash. And when Winter arrives, the poinsettias, camellias, and evergreens are vibrant against the snowy backdrop, which sparkles with light thanks to the addition of beads and sequins. In the second chapter, the author guides the reader through twenty projects based on the different motifs from the previous section. Whether it's a hanger cover, a cell phone case, placemats, or jewelry, each project can be created exactly as shown, or can easily be customized by substituting different designs from the gallery. Again organized by season, the projects include detailed directions, photographs of the steps, and actual-size templates where appropriate. Chapter Three provides all the essential information about tools, techniques, and stitches, as well as the templates.

Secret Garden Embroidery

Author : Sophie Simpson (What Delilah Did)
ISBN : 9781910496978
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Stitch your very own horticultural haven with What Delilah Did. Step into Miranda Merriweather's magnificent secret garden, where lucky clovers grow in spades and the towering tulips reach six feet tall. This whimsical collection of botanical-inspired needlework projects will take you from budding novice to confident stitcher as you explore a variety of simple counted embroidery techniques. Bursting with colour and filled with designs to suit a range of abilities, you needn't be green-fingered to recreate a slice of this magical rural retreat in your own home. Keep your eyes open for beautiful Lacewing Butterflies, Arbour Alphabet Flags, a super-sweet Milk and Honey Bee and a naughty little Early Bird called Gerald who is guaranteed to brighten up your summer. Projects are design-led, practical and colourful, and many can be completed within a weekend. The style is light and folksy but still retains What Delilah Did's signature pared-down and stylish aesthetic. Materials are high quality, with an emphasis on texture and sophisticated colours. Florals play a large part, but are beautiful and modern rather than flouncy, ranging from folky to botanical in style.

The Embroidered Garden

Author : Kazuko Aoki
ISBN : 1611802660
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Whimsical, beautiful embroidery motifs created by an avid gardener stitch roses, bees, or whole garden scenes. Kazuko Aoki has a unique talent for translating the beauty of the garden with needle and thread. By offering forty motifs, Aoki invites us to explore her gardens through embroidery. The forty motifs explore the roses and wildflowers that appear season to season, as well as the bees and butterflies that enjoy their nectar. The designs here are exquisite, detailed, and artfullly rendered. Beyond the motifs themselves, Aoki also presents projects that feature the embroidery: brooches, notebook covers, pin cushions, and pouches. For those new to embroidery, detailed how-to illustrations are included."

Patchwork Loves Embroidery

Author : Gail Pan
ISBN : 9781604683745
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Quilters, crafters, and embroiderers of all skill levels will be thrilled with these whimsical patterns from Australian designer Gail Pan. Featuring full-sized hand-embroidery designs, Patchwork Loves Embroidery is for anyone who wants to enjoy the relaxing hobby of putting needle to thread. Select from 15 patchwork and hand-embroidery projects, including wall hangings, table runners, totes, and fabric covers for books or folders Quickly learn the basics of hand embroidery: using the correct needle, choosing threads and fabrics, and transferring the designs Embellish projects with sweet, garden-inspired motifs ranging from charming little birds to beautiful flowers, fanciful cottages, and more

Fanciful Stitches Colorful Quilts

Author : Laura Wasilowski
ISBN : 9781607051695
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Laura shows quilters how to make bright, cheerful fused applique quilts. Along the way, she shares 17 different hand stitches that add unique color and dimension, that help the quilter tell a story with each design. The small, take-along size of these projects makes them perfect for your classes or clubs.

Vintage Stitching Treasury

Author : Suzanne McNeill
ISBN : 1497200075
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 20. 70 MB
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This nostalgic treasure chest of vintage art embroidery patterns offers hundreds of authentic designs from the classic magazines and needlework catalogs of yesteryear. From birds and bunnies to flowers and fruit, these retro-cool motifs are accompanied by gorgeous color photographs and stitching advice. Four step-by-step projects show how to make quilts, potholders, and a laundry bag. You're sure to find the perfect inspiration here for creating either a thoughtful gift or a new family heirloom.

Hand Stitched Crazy Patchwork

Author : Hazel Blomkamp
ISBN : 1782213481
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 83. 80 MB
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Crazy patchwork has long been a popular subject amongst quilters and embroiderers, allowing them the freedom to be creative and to incorporate a broad range of techniques into their work. In this beautiful book, expert needlecrafter Hazel Blomkamp explores a wide variety of hand-stitching techniques and produces five stunning projects in which everything is created using just fabric, a needle, threads, ribbons and beads. She provides expert guidance on embellishment techniques such as beading, embroidery (with both thread and silk ribbon), needlelace, needle weaving and tatting, as well as on patchwork and quilting. Three projects are worked completely from scratch, and even the patches themselves are created with a needle and thread. The fourth project is a traditional crazy patchwork with hand-stitched embellishments, and the fifth project combine a traditional crazy patchwork with a Jacobean embroidery panel. The book will draw in both embroiderers and quilters, and inspire them to combine their skills in new and exciting ways.

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