Best Embroidery Books
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1. Embroidery: A Step-by-Step Guide to More than 200 Stitches
Author: by DK
The ultimate stitch dictionary, perfect for anyone who wants to learn and master the traditional craft of embroidery! A visual encyclopedia of stitches that will inspire and inform sewers of all levels. With this comprehensive guide in hand, you’ll be able to accomplish and perfect every stitch under the sun!
This handbook is packed with practical advice on which thread, needles or fabrics work best with different techniques. From looped and tied needlepoint stitches to open and solid filling stitches, you’ll learn how to complete over 200 incredible stitches in no time.
This practical embroidery book covers sewing tips for dressmaking, needle point and embroidery stitches. Learn the art quickly with concise text, close-up photography and step-by-step instructions and illustrations. Finding the perfect stitch for your next sewing project is easy thanks to this comprehensive embroidery guide.
Embroidery shows you that with just a few simple stitches, some basic materials and an idea or two, you can sew just about anything. High-quality photography, helpful captions and diagrams make the techniques achievable for beginners and provide an invaluable reference guide for experienced embroiderers.
2. Foolproof Flower Embroidery: 80 Stitches & 400 Combinations in a Variety of Fibers; Add Texture, Color & Sparkle to Your Organic Garden
Author: by Jennifer Clouston
Stitch your very own garden Explore your stitching versatility with this comprehensive guide by learning to use any thread and embroidery stitch you desire! Jennifer Clouston shares how to make the most of the thread you already own by introducing hundreds of stitch and fiber combination options to create your own unique flower garden.
From textured stems and leaves to colorful bunches of flowers- your end result will look and feel like a true artistic and organic garden.
3. Mystical Stitches: Embroidery for Personal Empowerment and Magical Embellishment
Author: by Christi Johnson
This essential pocket-sized guide includes favorite stitches, embroidery options, and handy charts for quick and easy reference anywhere! 30 embroidery stitches and techniques to practice and perfectStep-by-step instructions and illustrations provide an easy-to-follow how-toNeedle and thread charts are included for convenient referenceDozens of stitch options to inspire creativity and achieve unique design variationsConvenient compact size, only 4-inches by 6-inches, so you can tuck it in a project bag or purse and take it along anywherePresented in a quick and easy-to-understand format, this essential guide includes 30 favorite embroidery stitches to practice and inspire your creativity!
Providing needle and thread reference charts and step-by-step techniques for backstitches, blanket and buttonhole stitches, chain stitches, feather stitches, fly stitches, French knots, running stitches, stem stitches, and much more, this book is a must-have for every embroiderer regardless of skill level.
5. Jane Austen Embroidery: Regency Patterns Reimagined for Modern Stitchers
Author: by Jennie Batchelor
Jane Austen was as skillful with a needle as she was with a pen, and this unique book showcases rare and beautiful embroidery patterns from her era, repurposed into 15 modern sewing projects. Derived from Lady’s Magazine (17701832), a popular monthly periodical of fashion, fiction, and gossip, the projects consist of embroidered clothes, accessories, and housewares.
Designs include an evening bag, a muslin shawl, an apron, a floral napkin set and tablecloth, and other pretty and practical items with timeless appeal. These authentic patterns many of which have not been reprinted in more than 200 yearsare enlivened by vivid glimpses into the world of Regency women and their domestic lives.
Fascinating historical features, quotes from Austen’s letters and novels, enchanting drawings, clear instructions, and inspirational project photography trace the patterns’ origins and illustrate their imaginative restoration for modern use. A must-have for every Jane Austen fan, this book is suitable for needleworkers at every level of experience.
6. Embroidered Wild Flowers: Patterns Inspired by Field and Forest (Make Good: Japanese Craft Style)
Author: by Kazuko Aoki
From dandelions and violets to mushrooms and autumn leaves, this collection of embroidery motifs is inspired by nature walks. Inspired by the wonder and beauty of the natural world, the embroidery motifs offered here evoke wildflower meadows and woodland walks.
With lifelike yet whimsical plants and flowers, as well as mushrooms, leaves, trees, and birds, the flora and fauna presented here offer a delightful and beautiful range of motifs drawn from nature. Featuring beautiful photographs, clear step-by-step instructions, and detailed diagrams, this book will be an inspiring guide for those new to embroidery and a fresh and unique offering for those experienced with needle and thread.
7. Stitchcraft: An Embroidery Book of Simple Stitches and Peculiar Patterns
Author: by Gayla Partridge
Step inside a world of arcane imagery and rich esoteric symbolism in Stitchcraft: An Embroidery Book of Simple Stitches and Peculiar Patterns. Author Gayla Partridge draws upon her knowledge of phrenology, anatomy, floral design, and Ouija to create deeply imaginative embroidery art.
Stitchcraft features: 30 intricate pieces, designed using a combination of nine basic stitches Insight from the author on the creation of each original piece 30 basic patterns to get the reader started creating their own version of the pieces Through extraordinary, stylized photography and detailed close-ups of her designs, readers learn about Partridge’s sources of inspiration, technique, and modern twists on an age-old craft.
The intricate pieces in Stitchcraft are entirely achievable with basic embroidery stitches and easy-to-follow instructions, enchanting embroidery beginners and experts alike. From the anatomy of snakes to bountiful bouquets, from Dia de Los Muertos to a threaded Virgin Mary, readers will be inspired to recreate Partridge’s exclusive designs, and to make them their own.
8. Embroiderers' Guild Transfers Collection: 90 rediscovered treasures to transfer & stitch (Embroidered Treasures)
Author: by Annette Dr. Collinge
An important collection of beautiful, historically significant iron-on transfer designs from the Embroiderers’ Guild. The use of hot iron transfers in embroidery has a long and fascinating history, but they’ve often been looked down upon by serious embroiderers and have therefore been largely overlooked.
They were, however, produced in large numbers and much of the work created from them was of a very high quality. An important though largely forgotten part of the Embroiderers’ Guild legacy is the huge collection of hot iron transfers dating back to the early 20th century that were created by members of the Guild.
They fell out of favour in the 1960s and the Guild stopped producing them. Many transfers were stored away and haven’t been seen since those times; others were simply thrown away. This publication, which consists of one booklet of transfers and one booklet of worked examples, showcases specially chosen examples worked in specific ways as an inspiration to readers to either follow, or work in their own way.
9. Embroider the World of Jane Austen
Author: by Aimee Ray
Embroider a beautiful piece of home dcor reminiscent of the Jane Austen era! Learn the traditional art of embroidery with this Jane Austen-themed kit. All the materials you’ll need to make the two featured projects are included: 12 iron-on transfers, embroidery floss, 2 pieces of fabric, 2 pieces of calico backing, 2 needles, and a 6-inch bamboo hoop.
A 64-page instruction book and full-color photos provide step-by-step directions. For fans of Bridgerton and other period dramas, Embroider the World of Jane Austen is the perfect gift to experience the regency era and learn a new craft.
10. The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery: A Guide To Essential Stitches, Techniques And Projects
Author: by Various
A rich source of embroidery stitches, techniques and projects from the Royal School of Needlework. New from the world-renowned Royal School of Needlework, this beautiful book is a rich source of embroidery techniques, stitches and projects, covering eight key subjects in detail: crewelwork, bead embroidery, stumpwork, canvaswork, goldwork, whitework, blackwork and silk shading.
Containing all the trusted, bestselling content from the RSN Essential Stitch Guide series, plus a new section on mounting your finished work, this fantastic book is a must-have for all embroiderers. Fully redesigned and integrated, the original eight titles have been given a new lease of life in this larger format.
11. The Geometry of Hand-Sewing: A Romance in Stitches and Embroidery from Alabama Chanin and The School of Making (Alabama Studio)
Author: by Natalie Chanin
As makers, we tend to learn different stitches over time without thinking much about how they relate to one another. But when Natalie Chanin and her Alabama Chanin and The School of Making teams began to look at needlework closely, they realized all stitches are based on geometric grid systemsand by using grids as guides, they could make learning stitches, even seemingly elaborate ones, as easy as child’s play.
In The Geometry of Hand-Sewing Chanin presents their breakthrough method, featuring illustrated instructions (for both right- and left-handed stitchers) for more than 100 stitchesfrom the most basic straight and chain to the more fanciful feather and herringbone; photos of both right and wrong sides; and guidelines for modifying stitches to increase one’s repertoire further.
To simplify learning, the book also includes two plastic stitching cards die-cut with the grids on which every stitch in the book is based. These reusable cards can be stitched through for practicing ( just as children use lacing cards to learn to tie shoes) or used as stencils for transferring grids to fabric.
12. Cross Stitch for the Earth: 20 Designs to Cherish
Author: by Emma Congdon
Stitch for a greener future with this stunning collection of environment and nature focused designs from leading cross stitch designer Emma Congdon, better known as Stitchrovia. Whether it’s a plea to save the bees, clean up the oceans, appreciate nature, or unplug from technology, this celebration of the green movement in thread will remind us of the need to come together to build a brighter future, one stitch at a time.
Emma’s iconic designs are universally loved by her fans who have bought over 40,000 of her patterns on Etsy, and who have set up a dedicated fan group on Facebook, where they share their work in progress and proud finishes. This collection features 20 exclusive designs, each with an easy-to-read full colour and symbol chart.
Alongside the designs, Emma shares her thoughts and inspirations for each one, with a detailed materials list and instructions for stitching. Beginners to cross stitch will find a helpful guide to the stitches and techniques used and the beauty of cross stitch is that if you can sew one cross you can sew all these spectacular designs!
13. Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More
Author: by Katrina Rodabaugh
Mending Matters explores sewing on two levels: First, it includes more than 20 hands-on projects that showcase current trends in visible mending that are edgy, modern, and boldbut draw on traditional stitching. It does all this through just four very simple mending techniques: exterior patches, interior patches, slow stitches, darning, and weaving.
In addition, the book addresses the way mending leads to a more mindful relationship to fashion and to overall well-being. In essays that accompany each how-to chapter, Katrina Rodabaugh explores mending as a metaphor for appreciating our own naturally flawed selves, and she examines the ways in which mending teaches us new skills, self-reliance, and confidence, all gained from making things with our own hands.
14. The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook: Patterns, Projects and Inspirations
Author: by Susan Briscoe
David & Charles
Sashiko, the traditional Japanese technique of needlework quilting, uses simple running stitch to create beautifully decorative patterns ideal for patchwork, quilting and embroidery. Sashiko (pronounced shash-ko) means ‘stab stitch’ and refers to the small running stitch that is worked to build up distinctive decorative patterns, of which there are hundreds.
The book begins by exploring the origins of the technique to strengthen clothes and to make them warmer. Getting Started describes everything you need to begin stitching, including selecting suitable fabrics and threads, marking out patterns on the fabric, as well as the stitching technique itself.
Ten project chapters show how easy it is to use sashiko patterns to make beautiful items for the home. The sashiko patterns are described in step-by-step detail in the pattern library, showing you exactly how to achieve each individual pattern with ease.
Finally a gallery of work by contemporary Japanese textile artists provides extra inspiration.
15. Make Thrift Mend: Stitch, Patch, Darn, Plant-Dye & Love Your Wardrobe
Author: by Katrina Rodabaugh
Abrams (April 20, 2021)
Slow fashion influencer Katrina Rodabaugh, bestselling author of Mending Matters, teaches readers how to mend, patch, dye, and alter clothing for an environmentally conscious, reimagined wardrobe Slow fashion influencer Katrina Rodabaugh follows her bestselling book, Mending Matters, with a comprehensive guide to building (and keeping) a wardrobe that matters.
Whether you want to repair your go-to jeans, refresh a favorite garment, alter or dye clothing you already havethis book has all the know-how you’ll need. Woven throughout are stories, essays, and a slow fashion call-to-action, encouraging readers to get involved or deepen their commitment to changing the destructive habit of overconsumption.
Rodabaugh has an engaged community (her kits are in high demand and her classes sell out quickly) and a proven ability to tempt sewists and nonsewists alike to take up needle and thread.
16. Creative Stitches for Contemporary Embroidery: Visual Guide to 120 Essential Stitches for Stunning Designs (Volume 1)
Author: by Sharon Boggon
Endless inspiration! A photo guide to embroidery stitchesDiscover the 120 hand-embroidery stitches that every embroiderer should have in their stitching arsenal, with clear, step-by-step photos you can come back to time and again! Contemporary needlework teacher Sharon Boggon’s forward-thinking ideas will help you view hand embroidery through a vibrant new lens.
Beginners and seasoned embroiderers will gain the confidence to create new patterns by playing with the stitchesmanipulating the height and width, making asymmetrical loops, stacking up designs, or filling multiple rows with the same stitch. With so many creative variations and the author’s gorgeous samplers, you’ll be inspired to incorporate new techniques in your own crazy quilts and modern projects.
Essential guide to surface embroidery! 120 contemporary stitches, including left-hand stitches, with step-by-step photos See how tiny tweaks to each stitch can take your needlework to unexpected placesPlay up the possibilities with modern fill patterns, asymmetry, luscious texture, and crazy quilting