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Gardens in Embroidery by Val Holmes
The first chapter introduces artist's materials and how to use them, together with a range of equipment, from pencils to cameras, that can be used to gather information for embroidery projects, followed by a general introduction on how to approach a garden and look for suitable subject matter. The author explains the techniques needed to record information and extract from it subjects suitable for embroidery, which include drawing using tone, form, color and mark, and a chapter on how to create and use worksheets. Advice on translating drawings and photographs into hand and machine embroidery is reinforced by an examination of finished examples illustrating a variety of topics, such as the knot and water gardens.

English Garden Embroidery by Stafford Whiteaker
Over 80 original needlepoint designs of flowers, fruit, and animals are included in this chart book. Taking as his inspiration the flowers, fruit and creatures found in the English country garden, Stafford Whiteaker has created a stunning collection of original designs and motifs charted for needlepoint, based on the hand-colored patterns popular in Victorian times.

English Countryside Embroidery by Stafford Whiteaker
This book is a treasury of over 50 original needlepoint designs. Alongside this treasury of patterns, the practicalities of needlepoint are not forgotten. There is a chart of essential stitches, with two new exciting ones to try, and a section about canvas with advice on color and working with yarns. Background colors and patterns are also discussed with 20 hints to make your needlepoint work more enjoyable. A variety of stitched-up projects from cushions and firescreens to chairs and footstools are shown in full-color photographs.

The Needlework Garden: Inspiring Designs for Creative Embroider by Jane Iles
Two favorite traditional pastimes - embroidery and gardening - join hands in The Needlework Garden to fire the imagination and enthusiasm of anyone interested in needlework. With the English garden in its many guises as her inspiration, embroidery designer Jane Iles has devised over twenty charmingly detailed needlework projects, from cushions to greeting cards, decorated with motifs suggested by a variety of flowers, herbs, and vegetables.

Metallic Thread Embroidery by Jacqueline Friedman Kreinik
Create shimmering embroidery and breathtaking projects with the magic of metallic threads. This book includes beautiful designs all brought to life with a myriad of stunning effects. The fourteen projects include a hummingbird picture, a lace cushion and a celestial mobile. Metallic threads and their uses are explored and illustrated with inspirational color photography. Comprehensive stitch library guarantees polished results.

The Embroiderer's Garden by Thomasina Beck
The pleasures of gardens and embroidery are so remarkable similar that it is no surprise to find that the garden enthusiast and embroidery enthusiast are often one and the same person. For the dlight of all creative gardeners and embroiderers, the beautiful art of needleworkers through the ages is presented in glorious color illustrations in this fascinating exploration. Guided by acknowledged expert Thomasina Beck, reinterpret and recreate the beauty of the garden in embroidery, drawing inspiration from embroiderers from the sixteenth century to the modern day.

"OOOOOH": The Essentials of Ribbon Needlepoint with River Silks
An in-depth guide to using silk ribbon. Includes a practice canvas and one card of ribbon.

A-Z of Wool Embroidery
The first section of the book provides you with general information to get you started. Step-by-step photographs and instructions for over fifty different stitches and techniques will teach you all the skills you need. The last section is filled with glorious designs for you to stitch or adapt to suit your own projects. A full size pattern is supplied for each design.

A-Z of Ribbon Embroidery
A complete manual for the beginner through to the advanced embroiderer. In the pages of this book you will find over 40 designs to delight and inspire you, step-by-step photographs to guide you and clear instructions to make you an expert.

A-Z of Thread Painting
The art of painting with a needle is one of the most revered forms of embroidery, but one that is within reach of every embroiderer. This easy to use book will lead you through all the stitches and techniques needed to create your own masterpieces. It showcases dozens of stunning designs from some of the world's best embroiderers. Each design is presented with simple instructions, clear color photographs, patterns and stitch direction diagrams so that you can easily recreate these superb embroideries.

A-Z of Stumpwork
Learn to create fabulous three-dimensional embroidery. With its beginning in seventeenth century England, stumpwork is today making a revival. Come join us for an exciting journey into the world of raised embroidery. This book includes over 400 clear step-by-step photographs and instructions presented in five easy to use sections, 20 stunning designs from around the world, expert advice on the materials and tools you need to ensure success and enjoyment, and tips and hints to help you perfect your stitches and techniques.

A-Z of Bead Embroidery
An essential guide for beginners and experienced needleworkers. Over 440 step-by-step photos and 30 beautiful designs from around the world. Find out how to work tambour beading, beadpoint, padded beading, how to handle sequins and bugle beads, and so much more. Discover the best tools for the task and learn to identify different beads by their size, shape and finish.


The Anchor Book of Canvaswork Embroidery Stitches
Nearly 50 stitches clearly explained with step-by-step diagrams. Color photographs of embroidered motifs to show stitches in use. Easy-to-read charts for many designs. Great travel size booklet.