When Trish sat down to consider ideas for
this book, she wanted not only something that provided a good choice, with lots
of projects, but also to ensure that each project was worthy of stitching. The
designs needed to be fresh and appealing, to depict the pretty, romantic
illustrations typical of the Victorian and post-Victorian eras.
Miniature Needle Painting Embroidery contains 18 miniature embroidery projects. The designs are based on the pretty, romantic illustrations typical of the Victorian and post-Victorian eras, and are fresh and appealing. This book reflects what Trish has learnt about needle painting embroidery over the years and shares her more recent ideas on every aspect of long and short stitch and how to adapt it to fit different situations and projects.
Each project is accompanied by a detailed thread diagram which shows exactly which colour should be used and where. The small size of the designs allows for great flexibility in their final use—such as group framing, making up into cushions, book covers, quilt squares, needle cases, box lids, tote bags, pockets on clothing and so on.
A ‘shopping list’ of all the threads needed for each project appears as a thread chart with each project. Charts for equating Anchor and DMC colours appear near the end of the book, and Anchor and DMC thread suppliers are listed under Suppliers at the end.
Acknowledgements. Preface. Introduction. Materials and Preparation. Long and Short Stitch. Other Stitches. Starter Project - flower. Starter Project - bird.
The Projects: Section 1 - Portraits; I gather sweet flowers; Jack and Jill; Writing on the wall; Feeding the hens; Rose. Section 2 - Birds; Bird blossoms; Bird song; Birds on holly; Blue tit and wild roses; Feathered friends. Section 3 - Flowers: Basket of anemones; Christmas roses; Daisies; Friendship rose; Sweet peas. Section 4 - Victorian Pansies: Mini antique pansies; Mini burgundy pansy; Mini watercolour pansies. Section 5 - Needlecase Pattern.
Credits. Thread Lists. Suppliers.