Author: Yumiko Higuchi
Through her unique combination of wool and cotton thread, designer Yumiko Higuchi reinvents traditional embroidery for modern makers.Simply Stitched includes 20 beautiful embroidery motifs, plus project and instructions. Use these stunning designs to create accessories, clothing, and home decor. Enjoy classic embroidery motifs that are made new with fresh color combinations and incredibly textured detail. Embellish a child’s sweater with colorful candy motifs, create a holiday stocking that’s sure to become a family heirloom, or stitch a simple linen tote. WithSimply Stitched, you’ll be inspired to embroider every available surface!
Author: Yumiko Higuchi
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Contemporary embroidery motifs paired with a simple approach: using just one or two colors per design. The result is an easy and elegant way to start stitching. With a kaleidoscope of thread colors available, the task of picking just the right palette for an embroidery project can be overwhelming to beginners and experienced stitchers alike. But when you take away that challenge, a whole world of texture and style becomes available.
We translated the cutest Japanese patterns we could find to bring you the appeal of authentic Japanese content with the ease of English instruction. The result is such a treat. With Woolly Embroidery, learn how to add stunning designs to clothes and home accessories using simple crewel, stump work, canvas work, and other embroidery techniques. And it's so easy to pick up. If you can sew a button, you can embroider—it doesn't involve any complicated patterns or grids, just forgivingly freeform stitching. All you need is a needle and some wool thread. Helpful illustrations explain more than 30 decorative stitches so you can follow the instructions and color guides exactly or improvise your own motifs. With dozens of photographs to inspire, you'll want to embellish everything in your world-handbags, couch cushions, a sewing kit case, and so much more.
Presents thirty embroidery projects, including a tote bag, a lamp shade, and a t-shirt, that feature traditional Scandinavian stitch.
Author: Katherine Shaughnessy
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
Provides thirty crewelwork designs that focus on circular-pattern motifs, and introduces five new stitches while providing a CD of downloadable motifs for ten inspirational projects.
Author: Gailen Runge
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Features twenty-two contemporary embroidery projects as well as instructions for learning basic stitches and for transferring patterns to fabric.
Cotton Way Classics
Author: Bonnie Olaveson
A little bit retro with a tasteful blend of trendy and traditional, these 13 designs from popular Moda Fabrics designer Bonnie Olaveson of Cotton Way are presented together for the first time in a curated collection of all-time favorites. Styled photos showcase lap-sized to bed-sized projects featuring classic blocks in traditional settings. Fill your home with fresh and light patchwork that will never go out of style!
Stitch the Halls!
Author: Sophie Simpson (What Delilah Did)
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Stitch yourself a merry little Christmas with What Delilah Did. With three themed collections: Merry and Bright, Stylish and Chic, and Classic and Cosy, you'll find something to suit whatever your holiday style. This thoroughly modern take on counted embroidery is all you need to create your perfect hand stitched Christmas. With a comprehenisve stitch directory, a variety of simple techniques and a selection of colourful bite-sized projects to entertain beginners and experienced stitchers alike, you will be hard pressed to stop yourself from making them all. Look out for Fair Isle-inspired Christmas Jumpers, a spectacularly stylish Polar Parade and a neon-infused Advent Tree that cannot fail to make this your merriest and brightest Christmas ever. So join Delilah in celebrating her favourite time of year with charts and instructions for 12 stitched decorations that are, quite simply, heirlooms in the making.
When faith and art intersect, pure magic happens. Faith Journaling for the Inspired Artist is a dynamic and inspiring resource for learning art journaling in Bibles, prayer journals, daily devotionals, and creative life planners. Dozens of easy-to-follow drawing, doodling, and lettering techniques demonstrate how to develop beautiful uplifting artwork, while a range of creative exercises deliver encouragement to explore faith through the creative process. Whether working with colored pencils, markers, watercolor, or stamps, when it comes to faith journaling, there are no rules! In Faith Journaling for the Inspired Artist, you'll not only learn how to expand your artistic horizons, but also discover how to give yourself permission to create personal artistic expressions of your faith.
The Hand-Stitched Surface
Author: Lynn Krawczyk
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
"The Hand-Stitched Surface offers inspiring techniques and beautiful projects for creating richly layered mixed-media surfaces on paper and fabric to encourage stitchers to slow down and savor their handiwork"--
Art Workshop for Children
Author: Barbara Rucci, Betsy McKenna
Publisher: Quarry Books
Art Workshop for Children is not just another book of straightforward art projects. The book's unique child-led approach provides a framework for cultivating creative thinking and encourages the wonder that comes when children are allowed to freely explore the creative process and their materials. As children work through these open-ended workshops, adults are guided on how to be guides who provide questions, encourage deep thinking, and help spark an excitement for discovery. Explore basic materials and workshops that use minimal supplies, and then gradually add new materials to fill the art cabinets as well as new skills and more complex workshops. Interspersed throughout are sidebar essays that introduce perspectives on mess-making, imperfection, the role of adult, collaborative art, and thoughts on the Reggio Emilia method, a self-guided teaching philosophy. These pieces underscore the value of art-making with children, and support the parent/teacher/care-giver on how to successfully lead, question, and navigate their children through the workshops to result in the fullest experiences.
Kyuuto! = Cute! Savvy crafters know that today's hippest designs hail from Japan. But it's near to impossible to find translated patterns. Or at least it used to be. With Lacy Crochet, we're proud to present one of the first two books in our brand new Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts line. Lacy Crochet offers 22 patterns for delicate accessories sweetlyrendered for the home and wardrobe. This book enjoyed huge success on its home shores. The pages burst with quirky color photographs, step-by-step directions, and helpful technical illustrations. At last, the appeal of authentic Japanese contentwith the ease of English instruction. Stay tuned for more in coming seasons!
Author: Renee Rominger
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Bold Designs That Don't Follow the Rules Embroidery isn’t just florals anymore, it’s a moth with pinned wings, an old haunted house on a hill or a cow skull with a flower crown. You won’t find “home sweet home” here, but you will find “Can U Not” or “Don’t Be A Prick.” Renee Rominger, founder of Moonrise Whims, designs projects for a new generation. And whether you just started and need a solid foundation, or you’re an expert looking to enhance your art, Edgy Embroidery will teach you something new, fun and easy. Renee not only shows you how to conquer basic techniques, but also how to create more complex stitches like her unique Moonrise Roses. With pattern templates, detailed stitch tutorials and instructions on how to complete each design, every one of these 25 projects will be wall-worthy. This is definitely not your grandmother’s embroidery.
Author: Naoko Shimoda
Publisher: Interweave Press
"The information in this book was originally published in the Japanese language by NHK Publishing, Inc., Japan in the following title: Naoko no Shishu no Hon - Bag, Pouch, Komono"--Title page verso.
Sew & Stitch Embroidery
Author: Alyssa Thomas
Publisher: David & Charles
Discover how easy it is to get your stitch on! Transform simple sewing projects into adorable embroidered toys, accessories and home decor items--all in lovely, quirky Penguin & Fish style! With the author's simple sewing and stitching techniques--and your needle, hoop and floss--you'll have all the tools you need to create more than 20 delightful sewing projects. Bonus: Includes iron-on transfer sheet with more than 20 unique designs!