Posts Tagged ‘Techniques’

23. Stumpwork Medieval Flora by Jane Nicholas

February 5, 2010

Stumpwork Medieval Flora

Another thick project book from the master of stumpwork embroidery. It features designs inspired by medieval manuscripts and illuminated book panels.

Stumpwork Medieval Flora end papers

I am thinking of putting those stalks in helmets. lol.

Stumpwork Medieval Flora illuminated

In this book Jane Nicholas shows the step by step process to complete the projects.


22. Ribbon Basics by Mary Jo Hiney & Joy Anckner

February 1, 2010

This is a project book and when you finished all the projects, you can be sure you know all the stitches in ribbon work.

Although I have not done serious ribbonwork before, I think this book lacks the convenient step-by-step diagrams we now see in most books and magazines. I think one should already have knowledge of the stitch names on basic embroidery, since they are also applied to ribbon embroidery, among with exclusive ribbonwork techniques.

Ribbon Basics

Each Letter of the english alphabet is used as the main theme, and flowers which names starts with that letter are shown.

Ribbon basic sample

21. The Encyclopedia of Embroidery Techniques by Pauline Brown

February 1, 2010

Encyclopedia of Embroidery Techniques

This book has lots of contents, and even has net embroidery and needle lace techniques which are not so popular anymore. But then because of its size, it can only discuss most  techniques in a page or half a page.

Encyclopedia of Embroidery Techniques Contents

This is not a project book, but it has lots of photos for inspiration. On this sample page on stumpwork technique, 2 of Barbara Hirst´s works are shown (no instructions on finishing included.)

Encyclopedia of Embroidery Techniques sample

5. Embroidered Knot Gardens by Owen Davies

January 20, 2010

Unique Stumpwork embroidery. This is not a project book though. But it gives lots of ideas and suggestions, in addition to the inspiring photos, on how to make an embroidered knotwork garden.

Owen´s inspiration:

3. Fundamentals made Fancy by Janice Love

January 20, 2010

This is another book from Love. Right after Basics and Beyond, I made the project Victorian needlebox, the only project in the book. It features all the fancy stitches that can be done in hardanger embroidery.

Here is the back cover with the Victorian Needlebox:

Here is my version of the Needlebox:

2. Basics and Beyond by Janice Love

January 20, 2010

This is a great book for the beginner in hardanger embroidery  and I made all the projects in a short time.

Here are the projects at the back cover:

and here are my finished projects:

1. The Complete Encyclopedia of Needlework by Thérèse de Dillmont

January 20, 2010

I really really like this thick book. I use it a lot and have learned so many stitches and techniques from this book.  Although it is an antique publication, I find the instructions easy to follow. The illustration might be difficult to decipher, but I get to use my imagination to full extent, so it does not bother me.

There are also projects included, with step-by-step instructions.

Here are some of its contents, gold embroidery, applique work, knitting, crochet, etc:

Visit this website to view the e-book for free!