Mandalas to Embroider
Author: Carina Envoldsen-Harris
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
Slip into serenity through your stitches with this collection of 24 beautiful, meditative mandalas by Polka & Bloom's Carina Envoldsen-Harris. In our hurried modern world, we rarely take a moment to rest and spend time with our thoughts. In this book, rekindle lost tranquillity and quickly discover a new obsession with these exquisite mandalas. By following the delicate and repetitive patterns in the motifs, you can finally soothe your mind, slow down and treat yourself to much-needed me-time and peacefulness. The book offers 12 large and 12 smaller mandalas to embroider, which Carina explains how to make through simple, beautiful stitch diagrams and keys. Only 10 stitches have been used to create all the mandalas, and each one is explained and accompanied by clear, step-by-step diagrams at the beginning of the book. In addition, there are notes on what you need in your basic embroidery kit - from fabrics through to needles and thread - which means those new to embroidery can start their journey to mindfulness right away. With Carina's gentle guidance beginners can also learn how to display their creations in embroidery hoops, including the much-loved Dandelyne hoops which the 12 mini mandalas can fit inside perfectly. Any long-forgotten, tired pieces in your wardrobe and home? There is also advice and photos inside on how to use your stunning mandalas to embellish myriad accessories and items, from shoes to tote bags. If readers are less confident about jumping straight into embroidery - or are pressed for time - 24 corresponding black and white motifs can be found on transfer sheets at the back of the book, which you can iron onto your chosen fabric multiple times. There is also a final, mystical mandala template included for you to transfer, allowing you to test your new embroidery skills and develop your new-found creativity. So sit back, pick up your needles and lose yourself in the captivating, calming world of embroidery.
Go beyond the coloring book! These embroidery-ready iron-on transfers make it super-simple to jump in and start stitching beautiful meditative mandalas. Use the transfers to create embroidery-hoop pieces, or to embellish favorite bags, shirts, or pillows. Once the pattern is transferred, just take a needle and floss, and stitch along the lines to color the designs. The process is relaxing, and the results are gorgeous."
Author: Jessica Marquez
Publisher: Chronicle Books
From Jessica Marquez, founder of the popular blog and shop Miniature Rhino, Stitched Gifts offers irresistible embroidery projects for every occasion—weddings, holidays, baby showers, anniversaries, or just because. Each project is rendered in Marquez's signature natural, modern style and can be easily personalized for truly meaningful keepsakes. Featuring an illustrated stitch dictionary, striking photographs, plus a section on creative finishing techniques such as staining hoops, framing, and more, this distinctly beautiful craft book has something for embroiderers of all skill levels.
Color a Whimsical World with Needle & Thread! There is no name more closely linked to ornate and fanciful fabric designs than Tula Pink. Sewists and quilters have long delighted in using her fabric to create whimsical sewn creations. Now hand embroiderers, too, can join the fun and stitch her signature designs with needle and tread! In Coloring with Thread, you'll find 17 of Tula's animal and floral designs from her best-selling fabric collections rendered and primed for hand embroidery. Step-by-step stitch instructions for over 20 embroidery stitches are included to help you bring adorable bunnies, chipmunks, octopi, and elephants to life right in your hands. Each motif features a color guide and thread color suggestions selected by Tula herself to insure a gorgeous finished design. Plus, you'll find every motif on CD-rom, where they are ready to size and print for your individual project needs. Whether you follow her color guides or make each design your own, you'll love coloring with thread and stitching the whimsical world of Tula Pink!
Folk Art Embroidery
Author: Carina Envoldsen-Harris
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
Keep folklore alive with the tradition of embroidery! The art of embroidery is a long-standing tradition in many countries. You can create your own family heirlooms with the Folk Art Embroidery kit. Everything you need to create two projects is included: a 6” bamboo hoop, 10 skeins of embroidery floss, 2 embroidery needles, iron-on transfers, 2 pieces of cloth, and an easy-to-follow paperback instruction book with full-color photos. The iron-on transfers work more than once, so you can personalize several items with the same pattern if you wish. Choose from ten different patterns! Whether you’re adding to a hope chest, creating a personal gift for a special occasion, or just looking for a fun rainy-day activity, this kit will keep the tradition of embroidery alive for generations to come.
32 pages of unique butterfly, bee and bug designs that can be transferred to fabric and stitched. Are you looking to add colourful hand-made touches to your clothes and accessories? This collection of over 50 insect motifs - from traditional to whimsical - is a must-have source of design ideas for anyone who enjoys stitching. Simply choose a motif from one of the unique and beautiful stitched samplers, transfer it onto your chosen item using the corresponding iron-on transfer sheet, and you're ready to stitch! The book includes: * 32 stitched samplers, with over 50 embroidered designs to choose from * 32 reusable iron-on transfer sheets * Notes on the stitches and threads used to create each motif * Guidance on materials, equipment and essential embroidery stitches * inspirational project ideas
Mini Hoop Embroideries
Author: Sonia Lyne
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
Create 20 tiny masterpieces in a wide range of embroidery styles by renowned founder of Dandelyne(TM), Sonia Lyne Frame it, wear it, look awesome. Stitch and paint dozens of different embroidery designs in these cute mini embroidery hoops by Sonia Lyne, founder of Dandelyne(TM)! Following the simple instructions inside, create 20 tiny masterpieces in a wide range of styles - from classic embroidered flowers and applique animals, to abstract stitch'n'paint shapes and tasselled creatures. Then, proudly frame your stitch art and turn it into wearable jewellery, necklaces, brooches and more. Beginner embroiderers and experienced stitchers short on time will love the small size of these hoops, as almost all the designs can be made in a weekend. Throughout, Sonia also gives you tips on colour variations as well as alternative hoop shapes you could use from her mini hoop kit, inspiring you to make these little designs truly your own! Whatever your style, there's something for everyone inside, making these teeny trinkets perfect little treats for loved ones (as well as yours truly)!
Embroiderers will enjoy hours of stitching fun with this charming transfer pack, featuring more than 50 woodland-themed designs. The nature-based patterns range from complex mandalas to simple critters, and are printed on reusable transfer paper: just tear out the pages, iron the pattern onto fabric, and stitch. Plus, there's a handy pocket in the back to store your cutout transfers.
Author: Aimee Ray
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
A guide to embroidering hand drawn designs onto clothing, accessories and home accents. Also, shows how to transfer your own doodles onto fabric.
Author: Cristin Morgan
Author: Nichole Vogelsinger
Boho Embroidery is a book that details 20+ embroidery stitches that work well with hoop art and incorporates applique. It will visually inspire creativity with the goal of creating your own textile art that can be displayed in a hoop, or that can be applied "outside the hoop" and onto other objects. This book includes instructions for 10 different embroidery stitches and discusses how to use color and neutral shades effectively. The author then gives tips about where to find inspiration, and teaches how to create hoops for effective embroidery. There are 10 different projects ranging from linens to hair clips to buttons--all projects show practical ways to embellish with embroidery and applique. The book wraps up with Nichole's suggestions on how to explore your own creativity with pattern suggestions for making your own hoops or accessories.
Quilt Designs in Cross-Stitch
Author: Vanessa-Ann Collection (Firm), Vanessa-Anne Collection
Publisher: Better Homes & Gardens Books
Author: Cristin Morgan
Vibrant color and rich textures abound in Hoop Dreams, a stylish embroidery guide for the modern maker. Author Cristin Morgan of Marigold + Mars outlines the basics of 10 classic embroidery stitches and then teaches you how to use them to create 20 beautiful and practical projects for hoops, for the home, and to wear. New and experienced embroiderers alike will be delighted by the fresh motifs and bold color palettes and empowered by the easy step-by-step instructions and templates, which show that with just a few simple stitches, some basic materials, and an idea or two, you can stitch just about anything. A glossary of more than 50 additional patterns and motifs will inspire you to personalize your projects and use your newfound embroidery skills in fresh and imaginative ways. As an added bonus, the book includes an envelope with 10 carbon transfer papers for quickly transferring patterns to fabric.
Join expert quilter and teacher Jan Vaine as she gives you the fundamental tools, techniques and confidence to explore and enjoy the timeless art of needleturn applique and embroidery."
Author: Kirsty Neale
Publisher: David & Charles
There are endless practical and decorative uses for the humble embroidery hoop: from pretty wall art and hanging mobiles to functional pin boards, key racks, mirrors and storage. Kirsty Neale explores the numerous different ways to decorate your hoops with a range of techniques including applique, embroidery, crochet, papercraft, painting, stamping, cross stitch and patchwork. The 100 projects offer a diverse range of ideas for using everything in your craft stash to create unique items for yourself or your friends and family, for every room of your home and for any occasion!