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Wool Embroidery Books (in English)

Embroidered Animals
Wild and woolly creatures to stitch and sew
Yumiko Higuchi

photo: book Embroidered Animals

18 May 2021
Roost Books
21,2 x 0,7 x 20 cm
96 pages

23,25 €

book in English

From elegant birds to adorable rabbits and wonderfully simple sheep, the 25 motifs and patterns in this book offer both a modern flair and an organic true-to-nature style. The whimsical animal designs ranging from wild wolves, cheetahs, and giraffes to cuddly and cute bears, cats, dogs, monkeys, and pigs can be incorporated into any of the sewing projects included, such as bags, pillows, bookmarks, and sachets, so that beginner and experienced embroiderers can mix and match patterns according to their own interest and skill.

Simply Stitched with Embroidery
Create artful motifs for purses and more
Yumiko Higuchi

photo book Simply Stitched with Embroidery

20 June 2020
World Book Media
21 x 1 x 26 cm
208 illustrations
104 pages

22,00 €

book in English

Introducing beloved Japanese embroidery artist Yumiko Higuchi's newest collection of motifs, showcased on a variety of purses, wallets, and bags. Inside, you'll find an assortment of the simple, folk-inspired floral and animal designs stitched in Yumiko's signature style, as well nine lovely bag patterns inspired by the motifs. Stitch a single flower onto the diminutive Teardrop Pouch, perfect for storing spare change, or use the vibrant lemon pattern to embellish the Oval Pouch for a chic summertime accessory.
Beautiful step-by-step photos clearly explain Yumiko Higuchi's favorite techniques for sewing bags, installing metal purse clasps, and making pompom and tassel embellishments. A helpful embroidery stitch guide outlines the eight basic stitches used to create the designs in this book. Full-size templates are included for all 20 embroidery motifs and nine bag patterns.
Use these lovely embroidery motifs to make stunning, one-of-a-kind bags, or be inspired to design your own unique projects.

Embroidered Botanicals
Beautiful Motifs That Explore Stitching with Wool, Cotton, and Metallic Threads
Yumiko Higuchi

photo book Embroidered Botanicals

18 October 2019
Roost Books
19,7 x 0,7 x 25,4 cm
104 pages

Review by Mary Corbet

23,25 €

book in English

Japanese artist Yumiko Higuchi is celebrated for her embroidery designs with a Scandinavian flair. The motifs and patterns she offers here are true to her trademark zakka style: simple and graphic yet softened with organic shapes and imagery drawn from nature. The result is embroidery that feels modern and nostalgic all at once. In Embroidered Botanicals, Higuchi offers 39 embroidery projects highlighting the distinctive quality of different threads. With motifs created specifically for different types of thread-wool, cotton, pearl cotton, and metallic-makers will become better versed in the materials available to them. With beautiful photographs, clear step-by-step instructions, and detailed diagrams, this book will be an inspiring guide for those new to embroidery and a fresh and unique offering for those experienced with needle and thread.

Big Embroidery
20 Crewel Embroidery Designs to Stitch with Wool
Nancy Nicholson

photo book Big Embroidery

16 October 2018
David & Charles
21,6 x 1 x 22,9 cm
128 pages

20,15 €

book in English

Big Embroidery is all about stitching beautiful designs up fast using yarn instead of embroidery thread. Designer and author of Modern Folk Embroidery, Nancy Nicholson has created a collection of stunning designs based on traditional crewel work, and adapted them for a modern audience using everyday yarn.
Crewel embroidery is traditionally done using 2ply wool and stitched onto linen. Nancy shows how to get beautiful results using different types of yarn and fabric, including upholstery fabrics, woollens and tweeds to create a collection of stunning quick-to-stitch projects.
Choose from home decor items such as cushions, bags, wall hangings and table runners, as well as ideas for embellishing clothing. Nancy shows readers how to do all the key embroidery stitches with a stitch library featuring easy-to-follow diagrams of all the basic crewel embroidery stitches in detail.

Zakka Embroidery
Simple One- and Two-Color Embroidery Motifs and Small Crafts
Yumiko Higuchi

photo book Zakka Embroidery

20 March 2017
Roost Books
15 x 1,2 x 21 cm
280 illustrations
192 pages

22,85 €

book in English

With a kaleidoscope of thread colours available, the task of picking just the right palette for an embroidery project can be overwhelming to beginners and experienced stitchers alike. But when you take away that challenge, a whole world of texture and style becomes available. In this book, Japanese designer Yumiko Higuchi presents embroidery motifs to be stitched in just one or two colours—creating patterns and designs that are more evocotive for their form than for a play of colours.
The motifs and patterns here are spare and graphic, yet softened with organic shapes and imagery drawn from nature. The result is embroidery that evokes a personal feel and conjures a sense of nostalgia and longing.
What is further appealing is the seeming simplicity in recreating these designs: by creating designs that use either one colour or two colours the work here feels very approachable and appropriate for beginner stitchers.

Simply Stitched
Beautiful Embroidery Motifs and Projects with Wool and Cotton
Yumiko Higuchi

photo book Simply Stitched

13 January 2016
World Book Media
21,6 x 0,65 x 25,4 cm
160 illustrations
80 pages

17,20 €

book in English

Designer Yumiko Higuchi reinvents traditional wool embroidery for modern makers. Simply Stitched includes 20 beautiful embroidery motifs, plus project instructions for using these stunning designs to create accessories, clothing, and home decor.
You'll enjoy traditional embroidery motifs that are made new with fresh color combinations and incredibly textured detail. Embellish a child's sweater with colorful candy motifs, stitch a holiday stocking that's sure to become a family heirloom, or sew and embroider a simple linen tote. With Simply Stitched, you'll be inspired to embroider every available surface!

A-Z of Wool Embroidery
Designer's Collective

photo book AZ wool embroidery

2012, new edition 3 January 2017
Search Press
spiral-bound paperback
21 x 1 x 22,8 cm
900 illustrations
128 pages

16,10 €

book in English

The A-Z of Wool Embroidery is a comprehensive resource for anyone interested in this field of needlecraft. Part of the bestselling A-Z series, this title explores the handiest stitches and techniques for use in the practice of wool embroidery. Clear step-by-step instructions lead the reader through the stitches themselves; and beautiful designs created by readers of Inspirations magazines in Australia aid the reader in putting the techniques into practice.

Thread Painting
Bunnies in my Garden
Jenny McWhinney

photo book Bunnies in my Garden

2002, new edition 22 December 2016
Sally Milner
21 x 0,8 x 28 cm
230 illustrations
120 pages

Review by Mary Corbet

25,65 €

book in English

From the beginner to the experienced stitcher, these 12 original and beautiful designs, each with detailed stitch instructions, will capture the imagination through embroidery. From the beginner to the experienced stitcher, these 12 original and beautiful designs, each with detailed stitch instructions, will capture the imagination through embroidery. Detailed patterns, diagrams and simple, unique instructions throughout. Working any of them will help master the main techniques of Jenny McWhinney's form of thread painting. This gorgeous full colour book will delight any embroiderer who sees it and will be a must-have for her many fans.

Blissful Beginnings
Embroidered blankets to cherish
Designer's Collective

photo book Blissful Beginnings

2 March 2013
Inspirations Studios
21,6 x 0,7 x 27,9 cm
100 illustrations
92 pages

Review by Mary Corbet

30,30 €

book in English

From serene florals to cheery nursery rhymes this gorgeous book features blankets to suit every taste. The designs include cheery wool-embroidered blankets, a delicate shawl, a sweet bassinette blanket, and contemporary designs perfect for the nursery or the living room. New stitchers and experienced embroiderers alike will enjoy the lavish photography and easy-to-follow instructions. The book features seven blankets and three bonus projects. Each project features detailed instructions, fully illustrated with colour photographs and helpful diagrams. Comprehensive construction details for all projects

More beautiful embroidered blankets
9 Glorious embroidered blankets including full size patterns and step-by-step photographs
Designer's Collective

photo book embroidered blankets

septembre 2009
Country Bumpkin
29,5 x 23 cm
116 pages

34,80 €

book in English

When the book World's Most Beautiful Embroidered Blankets was released in 2004 it was unsurpassed in its beauty and presentation. The needlework community couldn't get enough. The follow up title More Beautiful Embroidered Blankets followed in 2009 and went on to become a best seller. More Beautiful Embroidered Blankets showcases 9 stunning blankets featuring timeless designs for every occasion. Each blanket is exquisitely photographed and superbly presented with detailed and concise instructions. From magnificent throws with spectacular flowers and fruits to gorgeous nursery blankets, this collection of the world's most beautiful embroidery is not to be missed.

Lovable Bears
Jenny McWhinney

photo book Lovable Bears

August 2009
Country Bumpkin
27,5 x 21 cm
44 pages

19,00 €

book in English

Everyone loves bears and this adorable quilt by renowned Australian artist Jenny McWhinney, features twelve unique and irresistible embroidered character bears. Perfect as a memorable gift for a loved one, or a cosy addition to your home, Jenny firmly believes that everyone can embroider her designs, making this an ideal book for both embroiderers and quilt makers. Featuring vibrant illustrations, full-size patterns, step-by-step photographs and construction guide for the quilt are all included.

Crewel and Surface Embroidery
Inspirational Floral designs
Trish Burr

photo book Crewel and Surface Embroidery

9 June 2008
Sally Milner
28 x 1 x 21 cm
144 illustrations
144 pages

Review by Mary Corbet

28,40 €

book in English

In a fusion of crewel and surface embroidery, Trish Burr has broken boundaries with her unique sense of colour and shading by interpreting a mix of thread painting and Australian wool embroidery. With clear illustrations and step-by-step instructions, the 17 achievable projects use the minimum of stitches to create exciting effects. The skillful blending of wool, silk and cotton guides the beginner and inspires the experienced stitcher to create this unique style of embroidery. The numerous step-by-step photographs, illustrations and row-by-row colour keys make following the projects an effortless task and a joy to stitch.

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