1000 Mini Cross Stitch Motifs Sharon Welch
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This compact book is a fantastic source and reference book for all cross stitchers whatever their skill levels. It is brimming over with motifs for mini projects, gifts and samplers. The charted designs are grouped into popular themes offering ideas for all occasions including weddings, birthdays, Christmas and Easter. The main body of the book focuses entirely on these motifs, and stitchers can mix and match designs, choosing from a wonderful selection of charming, whimsical and appealing patterns, borders and images. Also, there is a helpful introduction, which includes advice on materials, techniques and how to start, and worked examples show some of the motifs as samplers and finished pieces. Mini motifs are quick to stitch and cross stitch is an easy to learn technique, so beginners have all they need within these pages to create something special, and more experienced stitchers will love the wonderful variety of subjects, which include flowers, animals, teatime treats, travel, little people, houses and much more.
A-Z of Smocking
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The A-Z of smocking is designed to reveal every secret and answer every question you have on this timeless art. Over a thousand step-by-step photographs bring smocking within reach of anyone who can thread a needle. 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. A complete manual for the beginner through to the advanced smocker Over 1000 step by step photographs The most comprehensive smocking book available
Easy to Learn Hand Embroidery>
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Follow Chris Malone as she teaches you how easy it is to learn hand embroidery. Each project teaches you a new stitch and builds on previous stitches learned in earlier projects. Clear step-by-step instructions, drawings and photos guide you through the learning process with ease. Then, take your newly created embroidery and stitch it into a fun and useful project that you can keep or give as a gift. Tutorial Sidebars in this book include: Mitered Corner Binding Making Yo's Yo's
Folk Embroidered Felt Birds: 20 modern folk art designs to make & embellish Paperback – 15
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Popular author Corinne Lapierre creates a charming range of 20 exquisite folk embroidered felt birds. Including a swan, a hen, a goose, a partridge, an owl, a dove, a peacock and a flamingo. Beautifully made in lovely, soft colours, the birds are filled with toy stuffing and embellished with folk-style surface embroidery in different-coloured threads. The stitches include chain stitch, feather stitch, fly stitch, running stitch, blanket stitch, French knots and satin stitch. There are also bead and sequin embellishments on some birds. The book includes lovely, hand-drawn step-by-step illustrations and there are same-size templates at the back of the book for all the designs. The birds all have optional ribbon hangers for display.