Archive for the ‘Needle painting’ Category

37. The Ehrman Needlepoint Book

May 7, 2010

This book is a collection of needlepoint designs from Ehrman company.

I liked this book because of the level of complexity of the projects.

Designers included are Kaffee Fassett, Candace Bahouth and Elian McCready.

This book is one of the earliest books I bought when I was very interested in needlepoint.

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30. Redoutés Roses by Barbara Christopher

April 13, 2010

This is a needlepainting book with iron-on transfer patterns and instructions on finishing all the projects.

It offers the instructions to all 24 Roses inspired by Redoutés watercolor botanical paintings of roses.

More roses…

And more roses.

26. Gestickte Miniaturbilder by Peter Baumann (Embroidered Miniatures)

April 9, 2010

In German language.

Peter Baumann describes his techniques in making his miniature embroideries, and his choice of fabrics and using textile paints, which I find helpful.

Gestickte Miniaturbilder

He also shares the instructions to numerous projects, including slightly larger than 4cm squares, like the oval one in the book cover. The patterns are actual sizes (below: 4cm x 4cm).

Gestickte Miniaturbilder (2)

He has a website and you can try reading it in english through google´s translate: http://baumann-gesticktelandschaften.de/

Gestickte Miniaturbilder (3)

He has been embroidering and exhibiting since 1986, and has also won several embroidery competitions. He was a skilled mason and  a policeman.

peter baumann

You can purchase his book in amazon.

24. Painting with a Needle by Young Yang Chung

February 14, 2010

This is a great project book on learning how to embroider oriental designs in silk. Young Yang Chung is a South Korean textile artist, embroidery expert and researcher. Read more about her in wikipedia. An embroidery museum in her name exists in South Korea.

Painting with a Needle

One of my first books on embroideries and textile arts, it is my only project book on needlepainting with asian designs using silk threads. I really admire her traditional asian style of designing, which involves symbols. Like this very large embroidery of panels for a screen. The two species of hibiscus (white and pink) symbolize the unification of the north and south koreas.

Unified Korea

I have not done any of the projects yet. I am looking forward to trying out some of them soon. Dr. Chung describes how each project will be completed. White Peacock and Peonies is one of the projects I want to embroider!

White peacock and peonies

13. Embroideries from an English Garden by Carol Andrews

January 21, 2010

One of the rarest books out there. I believe this is the most expensive 2nd hand book I bought so far.This is a project book. There are enough super easy projects to start with, as well as difficult projects.

Her style combines stumpwork and needlepainting techniques. She is a botanical illustrator/painter and her embroideries are detailed. Lots of padded parts.

6. Threads of Light by Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute

January 20, 2010

This marvelous book documented the journey of the commissioned embroideries from the photographs of Ketchum. And presents a catalogue of some of the most treasured masterpieces produced by the master embroiderers of SERI. Here is a website about the Insitute.

Part Two: the Catalogue (this embroidery is called 100 butterflies):