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.
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