Title: Embroidery: Traditional Techniques & Contemporary Applications for Hand and Machine Embroidery
Needlecrafts are currently enjoying a healthy revival as a whole new generation of crafters pick up their needles and get involved. With a plethora of social groups, blogs, and websites such as Etsy and Design Sponge now targeted specifically at a younger, hipper demographic, embroidery has cast off its image as an old fashioned hobby to become more popular than ever before.
Embroidery taps into this growing trend, encompassing both handwork and machine embroidery styles in an authoritative ‘category killer’ approach, combined with a fresh, contemporary aesthetic that is guaranteed to appeal to this burgeoning new generation of crafters. With its combination of step-by-step tutorials, practitioner profiles, and inspirational galleries full of bang up-to-date modern pieces, Embroidery introduces an authoritative new style of reference that is guaranteed to appeal to a new generation of embroidery enthusiasts, sewers, and needlecrafters of all levels.
In contrast to other, largely project-orientated titles, Embroidery places the emphasis on the techniques themselves, and also offers a more comprehensive breadth of embroidery styles, providing an insight into a wide variety of innovative and exciting contemporary applications.
Covering everything from smocking and stumpwork to beading and blackwork, the book explores an extensive variety of handwork techniques, as well as looking at machine embroidery styles. Specially commissioned illustrations accompany detailed step-by-step tutorials, while interviews with contemporary practitioners provide an understanding of the range of different working methods, materials, and developing techniques. No. of pages:
279mm x 203mmColour type:
Milner Craft SeriesImprint:
Sally Milner PublishingISBN:
978 1 86351 446 0RRP:
Tools and Materials.
Starting and Finishing.
SECTION ONE: HAND EMBROIDERY: Chapter 1: Surface Embroidery; Crewelwork; Applique; Silk Shading; Silk-shading primer; Goldwork; Profile Margaret Dier. Chapter 2: Counted-Surface Embroidery: Canvas work; Canvas shading; Bargello, Blackwork; Blackwork primer; Cross stitch; Cross stitch primer; Profile Heather Gray. Chapter 3 Embellishment: Beadwork; Beadwork primer; Ribbon work; Profile The Lone Beader. Chapter 4 Stumpwork: Raised and detached elements; Figures; Figures primer; Needlelace; Profile Rachel Doyle. Chapter 5 Whitework: Pulled work; Broderie anglaise and Richelieu; Drawn thread; Profile Jenny Adin-Christie. Chapter 6 Three Dimensional Embroidery: Smocking, Embroidered boxes; box-making primer; Tassel making; Hand quilting; Quilting primer; Profile Eva Fulinova.
SECTION TWO: MACHINE EMBROIDERY: Chapter 7 Free Motion Embroidery; Profile Carol Shinn. Chapter 8 Digital Embroidery: Digital embroidery primer; Profile Urban Threads.
Resources: Suppliers; Useful Websites; Further Reading; Glossary.
Tools and Materials 10
SECTION ONE: HAND EMBROIDERY 14
Chapter 1: Surface Embroidery 16
o Overview 18
o Tutorial 20
o Overview 26
o Tutorial 28
• Silk shading
o Overview 32
o Tutorial 34