Crewel—the art of embroidery with wool—is a perennial favorite with embroiderers. Here’s a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment, with designs that range from the traditional to the truly innovative. All the basics are there for the beginner, including 68 stitches and 11 projects. Then, for adventuresome stitchers, there is inspiration: 55 pieces from today’s most talented and best-known embroiderers.
Author : Tatiana Popova
ISBN : 1782217223
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 44.55 MB
Format : PDF
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A magical collection of modern crewelwork embroidery designs inspired by fairytales. Embroidery enthusiasts all over the world have been discovering the exquisite work of renowned Ukrainian embroiderer, Tatiana Popova. In this beautiful book she shows the reader how to create stunning crewelwork embroideries inspired by traditional fairytales, including The Wizard of Oz, Karolcia, the Wild Swans and Cinderella. This magical collection takes as it central theme a magnificent embroidery depicting the 'Tree of Happiness'. Each part of the embroidery is then explored in detail through stitch diagrams, explanations of the threads used, and alternative ways of working. There are seven wonderful designs in total, each dedicated to one of Tatiana's favourite fairytales, and all illustrated with gorgeous photographs and informative diagrams. In total, over 90 stitches are described in the book, all worked using stranded cotton and cotton pearl thread rather than traditional crewel wool, which gives the embroideries a fresh, modern appeal. Whether you are new to embroidery or an experienced embroiderer looking for inspiration and expert guidance, Tatiana's beautiful book is one you will turn to again and again.
This isn't your grandmother's crewel, but a hip, contemporary update. These projects are easy, too, because crewel has no counting, no grids, and no cross-stitch--just beautiful free-form embroidery. A basics chapter explains how to do the different stitches, ranging from French knots to laid filling. Novices will swiftly move on to the 30 practice designs, all accompanied by easy instructions and diagrams, and a dozen projects. Make a card or keepsake scrapbook embellished with stitched motifs, colorful totes, table runners, and an elegant triptych.--From publisher description.
Let your imagination be your guide with crewel embroidery, featuring surface stitches and the boldest, most fanciful designs in needlework. Expert instructor Shelagh Amor teaches her special techniques, starting with the simplest stitches, and covers the entire process, from selecting and transferring patterns to framing and finishing. Put it all together with 10 original floral projects for clothing, soft furnishings, and framed wall hangings.