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English Jacobean and Crewel Embroidery Books

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.

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Crewel Animal Portraits
6 stunning projects in Jacobean embroidery

Hazel Blomkamp

15 August 2022
Search Press
Paperback
19,4 x 1,2 x 26 cm
400 illustrations
176 pages

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.

22,00 €
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Crewelwork
Royal School of Needlework - Essential Stitch Guides

Jacqui MacDonald

2010, 17 January 2021
Search Press
Paperback
21,8 x 0,8 x 28 cm
400 illustrations
96 pages

Review by Mary Corbet

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.

17,20 €
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A Fine Tradition
The embroidery of Margaret Light

Margaret Light

13 January 2021
Inspirations Studios
Paperback
24 x 1,5 x 28 cm
156 pages

Review by Mary Corbet

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.

35,30 € Out of stock
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Crewelwork Inspirations

Collective by Inspirations Studios

28 February 2020
Search Press
Paperback
21,6 x 28 cm
450 illustrations
144 pages

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.

20,80 €
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Crewel Birds
Jacobean embroidery takes flight

Hazel Blomkamp

17 February 2020
Search Press
Paperback
19,5 x 26 cm
300 illustrations
176 pages

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.

20,15 €
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Crewel Embroidery
7 enchanting designs inspired by fairy tales

Tatiana Popova

17 January 2020
Search Press
Paperback
21,6 x 28 cm
600 illustrations
160 pages

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.

23,25 €
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Crewel Twists
Fresh Ideas for Jacobean Embroidery

Hazel Blomkamp

2012, new edition 10 October 2019
Search Press
Paperback
19,3 x 26 cm
300 illustrations
144 pages

Review by Mary Corbet

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.

19,60 €
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Crewel Creatures
Fresh ideas for Jacobean embroidery

Hazel Blomkamp

28 March 2018
Search Press
Paperback
19,3 x 26 cm
480 illustrations
160 pages

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
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A-Z of Crewel Embroidery

Designer's Collective

5 March 2015
Search Press Paperback
21 x 22,8 cm
128 illustrations
128 pages

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.

17,20 €
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Crewel Embroidery
A Practical Guide

Shelagh Amor

2008, new edition 29 March 2018
Milner Craft Series
Paperback
21 x 28 cm
112 illustrations
112 pages

Review by Mary Corbet

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.

21,35 €
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Beginner's Guide to
Crewel Embroidery

Jane Rainbow

July 1999
Search Press
Paperback
20,4 x 26 cm
165 illustrations
64 pages

Review by Mary Corbet

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.

12,30 €

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