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.
Offers step-by-step instructions and actual-size templates to create embroidered projects including a brooch, small bag and purse, and key chain.T.
Versatile collection of 136 floral designs for royalty-free use. Ready-to-use illustrations include the Aztec lily, African violet, holly, dogwood, magnolia, evening primrose, wild calla, and many other flowers and plants.
This book has over 50 floral and nature theme embroidery designs. The designs include: thistles, heather, gorse, bluebells, snowdrops, orchids and Scottish flame flowers along with Scottie dogs, deer, sheep, Highland cattle, birds, bees, butterflies, moths, an owl, dragonflies and cottages. It also includes floral heart motifs and lots of little extra designs. De-ann Black is the designer and illustrator. The motifs are created from her original artwork. The Scottish garden theme is based on flowers from her garden in Scotland and the beautiful Scottish countryside and coastal flora where she lives. The book contains full-size templates on single-sided pages so you can trace or transfer the designs on to fabric ready for embroidering. The designs are ideal for hand stitching and hoop embroidery. Many of the motifs fit into standard size 7 inch, 6 inch, 5 inch and 4 inch hoops. Lots of the main designs have smaller/larger size versions included, along with other little motifs suitable for stitching. Please note: This is a book of embroidery designs only (motifs, templates). It does not contain sewing or stitching instructions. Just the designs. Please take a peek inside the book using the look inside feature to see a sample of the contents. You can choose your favourite stitches and threads to sew the designs. Pictures of some of the items are shown on the cover of the book. These were stitched by De-ann to show how some of these designs look when embroidered. De-ann's artwork and illustrations are also part of her fabric collections, including her Scottish Garden and Flower Hunter fabric collections. Further details about De-ann's books, art, illustrations and fabric designs are available from her website www.De-annBlack.com Her other embroidery book, Floral Nature Embroidery Designs, is also available, along with her colouring books including Summer Garden, Flower Bee, Spring Garden, Autumn Garden and Scottish Garden Seasons. De-ann writes fiction and non-fiction books with over 70 titles published. See her Amazon Author page for her latest books.
On the Border
Author: Cathie Richardson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
A hand embroidery pattern book featuring over 50 patterns inspired by gardens and nature. There is a nice variety of easy border patterns to embroider on kitchen towels, pillow cases, quilts, purses and more. There are floral patterns for each month, hearts and Scottie Dogs for Valentine's Day, whimsical Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween, harvest vegetables for Autumn and a nice selection of Christmas patterns to make ornaments and other holiday gifts and decor. It's easy to use tracing paper to trace the pattern in the book you want to use and then transfer the pattern onto your chosen fabric. The patterns in this book are hand drawn and are from my collection of patterns that I've designed over the years for my online shop Country Garden Stitchery. A nice collection of patterns for your inspiration and creative projects!
Any artist would treasure this glorious collection inspired by flowers and animal life from land and sea. Budding blossoms, imaginative marine life, and other incredible creatures reflect the outer limits of fantasy. Reproduced from a German classic of natural history, the 154 creatively stylized images were designed with distinctive drama. The accompanying CD-ROM includes individual files of all of the images in the book. They can be used in a wonderful variety of arts and crafts projects. This book includes a CD-ROM containing 154 royalty-free images scanned as 300-dpi, high-resolution and 72-dpi, Internet ready grayscale JPEG files. Also included are high- and low-resolution color scans of each page as shown in the book.
Author: Clémence Kirby, Huguette Kirby
Publisher: Search PressLtd
This book contains a collection of over four hundred popular flowers and stylised floral designs - borders, bouquets, motifs, lettering, containers and more. The designs can be used as a base for embroidery on fabrics and accessories, or as a base for decorative painted pictures on paper or wooden surfaces.
Over 90 royalty-free black-and-white illustrations offer graphic excellence of Oriental art. Peonies, wisteria, lotus, cherry and plum trees in full bloom, bamboo, birds, insects, decorative border elements, more. 94 black-and-white illustrations. Publisher's Note.
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Rashida Coleman-Hale has gathered talented designers from around the world to bring you 24 delightful Zakka projects. Zakka, a Japanese term meaning “many things,” is all about all the little things that improve your home and appearance. Create a one-of-a-kind picture frame, a stylish bread bag, a whimsical bookmark, a chic tote, and so much more. You’ll love these bright, imaginative designs—make them for yourself and everyone you know!
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!
Exquisitely detailed and stylistically rare, 72 pages of decorative floral motifs — gathered from a stunning 19th-century collection — depict lush blossoms and plants surrounded by magnificent design elements.
Treasury of rare Victorian-era designs for borders, wreaths, cushion squares, sprays, and other projects. Patterns for verbena, strawberry, lily, many more.
Rich selection of 124 stylized designs from rare German collection includes lush blossoms, tropical fruits, graceful foliage. Low-cost royalty-free motifs for textiles, surface decoration, more.
Superb treasury of 319 royalty-free designs skillfully rendered from French, English, German, Swiss, and Russian textiles of 18th and 19th centuries. Profusion of flowers, leaves, sprays, branches, fruits, and birds.
Plant and animal motifs, chain patterns, geometrical and symbolic motifs, architectural forms, stylized suns and moons, rosettes and borders, calligraphic lettering and Turkish adaptations of rococo — all derived from authentic sources — are among the many types of design illustrated in clear, easily reproducible images. 264 black-and-white illustrations: