Embroidery: A maker’s guide


Why we have selected this book:

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in handicrafts of all kinds, with an emphasis not only on their practical benefits, but also on their calming, almost meditative effect. This publication on embroidery draws on the rich collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum and offers the opportunity to learn 15 different traditional embroidery techniques from around the world. The carefully crafted instructions will enable you to create a stunning embroidered object – there are
both simple and more complex items suitable for the more experienced craftsperson. Inspiring!

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Book Overview from the Publisher:

A modern maker’s guide to embroidery traditions from around the world, this book is guaranteed to expand your crafting horizons. Embroidery: A Maker’s Guide contains 15 beautiful step-by-step projects for crafters at all levels. Each one takes its cue from a different tradition, including English goldwork, Indian beetle-wing embellishment, bargello and blackwork, as well as contemporary machine embroidery. Designed by teachers and practitioners at the leading edge of today’s craft revival, the projects are both functional and fashionable, and include tips on how to take next steps towards developing your own designs. This inspiring book will give you the skill and confidence to express your passion for pattern through the age-old craft of decorative stitching.

Contents List
• 1. Counted Thread Embroidery: Kogin; Berlin woolwork; Bargello; Blackwork; Phulkari • 2. Freestyle Embroidery: Crewelwork; Chinese silk; Goldwork; Art needlework • 3. Whitework: Broderie Anglaise; Mountmellick • 4. Embellishments: Shisha; Beetle wing; Ainu appliqué • 5. Contemporary Embroidery: Drawing with thread

This book is brought by Thames and Hudson, ISBN 9780500293270

Additional information

Weight 0.720 kg
Dimensions 20.5 × 1.8 × 26.5 cm