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Trish Burr

Miniature Needle Painting Embroidery: Vintage Portraits, Florals & Birds

Miniature Needle Painting Embroidery contains 18 miniature embroidery projects. The designs are fresh and appealing and based on the pretty, romantic illustrations typical of the Victorian and post-Victorian eras. This book reflects what Trish has learnt about needle painting embroidery over the years and within it she 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.

The book is aimed at all embroiderers, however a little previous experience is recommended before embarking on these projects. If you are a complete beginner Trish suggests practising on scrap fabric, then stitch the starter projects to gain confidence before moving onto the main projects.

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