Crewel embroidery is a surface embroidery using wool. When the designs are inspired by flower and animal motifs
found on Indian tree of life using different stitches, the style is called Jacobean embroidery.
15 August 2022
19,4 x 1,2 x 26 cm
In this fifth title in Hazel Blomkamp's series on crewel embroidery with a twist,
the focus is on animal portraits. Crewel Animal Portraits is a celebration of Hazel's
signature techniques: a wide variety of surface/crewel stitches, some of which are
brand new, and many with a different take, or different ways of combining stitches
to make them more interesting.
Also included are needle lace techniques used as embroidery stitches, loom weaving
techniques modified for embroidery, and unique combinations of both of these. The
incorporation of beads and crystals adds even more dazzle to the intricate designs.
There are six projects, each explained with detailed step-by-step instructions and
clear photographs, with design templates and a full stitch gallery providing everything
readers need to recreate them with ease. The sumptuous and inspiring projects comprise
a tiger, lion, zebra, giraffe, monkey and leopard.
For embroiderers looking for something different and new to stitch, and for those
keen to challenge themselves with more complex embroidery techniques, this book
is a must-have.
Crewelwork Royal School of Needlework - Essential Stitch Guides Jacqui MacDonald
2010, 17 January 2021
21,8 x 0,8 x 28 cm
In this invaluable stitch guide, Jacqui McDonald,
Graduate Apprentice and tutor at the Royal School of Needlework shows you detailed
instructions on how to work basic and more complex stitches. The Royal School of
Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques
in new and innovative ways. This book includes an extensive stitch guide, covering
all the stitches necessary for crewel embroidery, a design section, and a history
of the Royal School itself.
A Fine Tradition The embroidery of Margaret Light
13 January 2021
24 x 1,5 x 28 cm
Stitch beautiful needlework accessories, decorative panels and embroidered tiles
drawing from a rich and diverse design history ranging from Islamic architecture,
17th century crewel bed hangings and Indian block prints to the Arts and Crafts
movement and beyond.
14 projects showcase Margaret's passion for joyful stitching with ingenious combinations
of techniques and glorious colour play utilising wool, cotton and silk threads on
inen fabrics. Detailed instructions are provided for every step from stitching to
construction, including a comprehensive library of diagrams and step-by-step photographs
for more than 90 stitches.
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Collective by Inspirations Studios
28 February 2020
21,6 x 28 cm
Eight fabulously beautiful crewelwork embroideries
to stitch from some of the world's most talented designers. Crewelwork embroidery
traditionally features bold striking designs, rich vivid colours and thick textured
woollen thread, and these designs are certainly no different. Crewel Inspirations
highlights the very best crewelwork has to offer in both design and technique. Featuring
talented embroidery designers Hazel Blomkamp, Di Kirchner, Phillipa Turnbull, Margaret
Light and Susan Casson, this special collection, including cushions, a footstool,
a mandala, a framed picture and a jewellery roll, have been curated into one publication.
With 8 stunning crewelwork projects to make, there are clear step-by-step instructions,
pullout patterns, a stitch guide and all the information you need to create them.
Discover the origins, stitches, techniques and designs that are uniquely crewelwork,
and learn how to make your own beautiful works of art.
Crewel Birds Jacobean embroidery takes flight
17 February 2020
19,5 x 26 cm
The fourth title in Hazel Blomkamp's series on crewel
embroidery with a twist, with six flamboyant farm and game birds to stitch. In this
fourth title in Hazel Blomkamp's series on crewel embroidery with a twist, the focus
is on farm and game birds. The birds give a nod to current trends, most notably the
Zentangle look with crewel-style filling-in stitches and techniques. Crewel Birds
is a celebration of Hazel's signature techniques: a wide variety of surface/crewel
stitches, some of which are brand new and many with a different take or different
ways of combining stitches to make them more interesting. Also included are needle
lace techniques used as embroidery stitches, loom weaving techniques modified for
embroidery, and unique combinations of both of these. The incorporation of beads
and crystals adds even more dazzle to the intricate designs. There are six projects,
each explained with detailed step-by-step instructions and clear photographs, with
design templates and a full stitch gallery providing everything readers need to
recreate them with ease. The projects comprise a phoenix, rooster, common pheasant,
mallard duck, flamingo and golden pheasant. In addition to these sumptuous embroideries,
Hazel explains how to hand quilt the backgrounds and finish the edges with binding
to put them together in a rag book', as an alternative to framing. For embroiderers
looking for something different and new to stitch, and for those keen to challenge
themselves with more complex embroidery techniques, this book is a must-have.
Crewel Embroidery 7 enchanting designs inspired by fairy tales
17 January 2020
21,6 x 28 cm
In this beautiful book, Tatiana Popova shows the
reader how to create stunning crewelwork embroideries inspired by traditional fairy
tales, including The Wizard of Oz, Karolcia, the Wild Swans and Cinderella. This
magical collection takes as its 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
fairy tales, and all illustrated with gorgeous photographs and informative diagrams.
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.
Crewel Twists Fresh Ideas for Jacobean Embroidery
2012, new edition 10 October 2019
19,3 x 26 cm
Embroider 6 beautiful and inspirational Jacobean
projects using varied techniques and gorgeous materials. Whether you refer to it
as crewel or Jacobean, this free form of surface embroidery has been around for
centuries and is very popular among needle artists today. Because of the nature
of the fanciful objects and the tradition of using a large variety of stitches in
one project, it lends itself to endless creative expression. Renowned embroiderer
Hazel Blomkamp uses a wide selection of materials to update techniques and inspire
embroiderers to explore, while working loosely within the confines of crewel work
styles. She shows needle artists how to be creative with fabric, threads, beads
and alternative stitches, borrowing techniques from other forms of needlework, and
still producing a product that is typical of the crewel or Jacobean style of embroidery.
Crewel Creatures Fresh ideas for Jacobean embroidery
28 March 2018
19,3 x 26 cm
Animals and birds are popular subjects in crewel
embroidery, and here Hazel introduces needleworkers to the beautiful, exotic creatures
found in the African wild. Using the Jacobean embroidery style for which she is well
known, and incorporating the subtle influence of the fractal designs found in zentangle
art, Hazel also brings beads and other three-dimensional elements into her designs
to capture the stunning and colourful art that is traditionally associated with
Africa. Those new to Hazel's work will find the essential crewel stitches, needle-lace
and needle-weaving techniques needed in an easy-to-follow how-to section and stitch
gallery inside the book, and all embroiderers will be impressed by the wealth of
design ideas and inspiration Crewel Creatures has to offer. With every project, step-by-step
instructions and gorgeous photographs are included, along with a template of the
design. All the projects are stitched and embellished on natural coloured linen,
making them not only perfect for framing for display but also wonderfully economical
for embroiderers to work on. For readers looking for something different and new
to stitch, and for those keen to challenge themselves with more complex embroidery
techniques, this latest addition to Hazel's Crewel series is an absolute must-have.
20,15 € Out of stock
A-Z of Crewel Embroidery
5 March 2015
21 x 22,8 cm
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. The A-Z of Crewel Embroidery is designed to encourage
you to try new techniques, explore new horizons, 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 wools and fabrics to what equipment
is required for each piece.
Crewel Embroidery A Practical Guide
2008, new edition 29 March 2018
Milner Craft Series
21 x 28 cm
The aim of this book is to give confidence to the
novice embroiderer and to provide a design source for the more experienced embroiderer.
As with all embroidery techniques, the working of crewel embroidery is meant to be
an enjoyable pursuit. It is adaptable to a wide range of purposes such as fashion
items, soft furnishings and wall hangings. This book demonstrates how surface stitches
are used in crewel work and explains some rules which will help the embroiderer to
achieve the best results. Shelagh Amor has presented a comprehensive guide to Crewel
Embroidery. She guides the embroiderer through colour choices and design to make
an exciting piece of work. There is something here for all Crewel embroiderers, from
the beginner to the advanced.
Beginner's Guide to Crewel Embroidery
20,4 x 26 cm
Jane Rainbow shows how to create a selection of beautiful
designs, using ten basic stitches. Clear step-by-step photographs illustrate how
to develop embroidery skills, and how to create wonderful floral pictures which
are worked in wool and soft colours. Starting with just four of these stitches, Jane
clearly demonstrates, with detailed step-by-step photographs, how to work up a complete
project. Instructions follow on showing how to stretch and mount your first embroidery.
Using further projects she helps you build up skills, introducing new stitches in
each section. Line drawings accompany each design and are used as a guide for the
stitches. The designs and colours used are traditional - reminiscent of the embroidery
worked by embroiderers during the Tudor period, wonderful floral pictures worked
in wool and soft colours.