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A-Z of Crewel Embroidery

The A-Z of Crewel Embroidery is designed to encourage you to try new techniques, explore new horizions, and above all, to experiment. Whatever your status as an embroiderer, we hope this book kindles your enthusiasm, and provides you with an enriched knowledge of this timeless art. This book introduces you to the tradition that is crewel embroidery and its transformation into an art form that is still popular today. The book is a perfect introduction for beginners and a 'must have' for more experienced embroiderers. This comprehensive guide to crewel embroidery contains all the embroiderer needs to know to work dozens of stitches, and includes full advice on everything from choosing the wools, fabrics to the equipment required and a multitude of tips to help get you started.
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Compiled by the expert team at Country Bumpkin, renowned Australian publishers of embroidery books and magazines.


Dec 05/Jan 06 This book introduces you to the tradition that is crewel embroidery and its transformation into an art form that is still popular today. It is a perfect introduction for beginners and a 'must have' for more experienced embroiderers. Presented in an easy to use style, it overflows with hundreds of step-by-step photographs and invaluable hints for creating over 16 original designs in styles ranging from traditional to contemporary, each one accompanied by colour photography, clear working instructions and a full-size pattern...Facts about the beginning of crewel embroidery and its evolution within different societies are included, along with 500 step-by-step photographs and easy to follow instructions for more than 45 stitches and techniques. * Embroiderer's Guild Stitch * Issue 61, Summer 05 A clear, concise, cleverly crafted book in the new, easily laid open format. Clear photographs, concise instructions and clever designs. A lovely book for beginner and experienced alike. It's already on my Christmas list and will be worth the wait. * West Country Embroiderers * April 2015 In this recent title seven embroiderers provide an exciting range of designs, each with a full-sized pattern, inspiring both beginner and the more experienced needleworker to try the versatility of this historic stitch technique. Beautifully illustrated in full colour, forty-five stitches are shown in detailed step-by-step photographs together with comprehensive chapters on materials and methods. Excellent value-for-money and a valuable addition to an embroiderers' bookshelf. * East Kent Embroiderer's Guild * March 2015 This is a reprint of a book that has become a classic. It tells you all you need to know about crewel embroidery. From the history of this beautiful needlework to the stitches and techniques, this book will inspire. 500 step by step photographs will help you to master the stitches and there are full size patterns to use. Purple Pomegranate is my favourite. This handy reference is suitable for all levels. * Karen Platt Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts * April/May 05, Issue 34 Crewel embroidery is ever popular, so it's good to see a new book on the subject. The eighth in the popular A-Z series, the spiral-bound style of this book means that it's very easy to use. The stitch instructions and all techniques are illustrated with clear step-by-step photographs. In some stitches, such as laid work and trellis work, the basic stitches are worked and then there are photos of various ways to work and embellish them to create a range of patterns...The designs are all very traditional, but, worked in a wide range of stitches, every one will enhance your stitching skills. From the history of crewel work to preparing, working and finishing an embroidery, you'll find everything you need to know, and there are also tantalising snippets of information scattered throughout the book. * Stitch *

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