Best Needlepoint Books
Here you will get Best Needlepoint Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Kaffe Fassett in the Studio: Behind the Scenes with a Master Colorist
Author: by Kaffe Fassett
Abrams (April 13, 2021)
World-renowned artist and textile designer Kaffe Fassett provides a window into his creative process, offering readers new patterns, new ideas, and new inspiration With successes like Bold Blooms and Dreaming in Color, the latest book from Kaffe Fassett brings together all the best elements of his work and life.
Kaffe Fassett in the Studio will offer an in-depth look at his work and where he finds inspiration, paying particular attention to his color work. He’ll also showcase some of his greatest designs in the areas of needlework, patchwork, and knitting, as well as provide three to four new patterns in each of these areas.
Lastly, Fassett will speak to his fabric design and painting processes. He remains an icon in the fashion and craft worlds. He partners with brands such as Coach and is regularly featured in the pages of Vogue. Fassett’s brilliant use of color sets his work apart from other artists, and any collection of his work is a must have among fans and beyond.
2. Hand Embroidery Stitches At-A-Glance: Carry-Along Reference Guide (Landauer) Pocket-Size Step-by-Step Illustrated How-To for 30 Favorite Stitches, plus Tips & Techniques and Needle & Thread Charts
Author: by Janice Vaine
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.
3. 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.
4. Stitchcraft: An Embroidery Book of Simple Stitches and Peculiar Patterns
Author: by Gayla Partridge
Now in paperback, The Needlepoint Book is the only needlework guide you’ll ever neednow including 436 stitches and 1,680 illustrations. Since its original publication in 1976, The Needlepoint Book has become known as the bible for all stitching enthusiaststhe one resource for every needlepoint aficionado.
Whether you’re new to the craft or have been practicing for years, this guide covers your sewing journey from inspiration to achievement with specific guidelines on how to make the painted canvas yours. Featuring all-new projects and stitch patterns for every level of expertise, you will learn practical skills, such as how to: -Choose your project with purpose -Tell its story with stitches and fibers -Create mood with color and texture -Fill that blank background -Select and use embellishments such as beads and sequins Included in this revised and expanded edition is a crash course on how to use new fibers; updated information on materials, as well as how to work with and care for them; dozens of new stitches; and diagrams and stitch guides for select projects included in the book.
6. Doodle Stitching Embroidery Art: Move Beyond the Pattern with Aimee Ray
Author: by Aimee Ray
Use floss like a boss! Hand stitching ideas for thread artists Create one-of-a-kind embroidery art using simple techniques! Best-selling author Aimee Ray of Doodle Stitching fame is back with the fresh motifs and contemporary inspiration her fans have come to love.
With Aimee’s help, you’ll move beyond the pattern to reflect your artistic selfmaking hoop framed embroidery art, decorative keepsakes, pillows, patches, charms, and fabric scrapbooks. Create artwork you’ll display in every room of the house! Mix and match motifs and personalize wall art with lettering and numbers.
With 20 projects to personalize, Doodle Stitching Embroidery Art will intrigue both beginners and seasoned embroiderers. Sew 20 original embroidery art projects with best-selling author Aimee Ray Express your individuality with exciting ideas for beginners and skilled stitchers Personalize your projects with fun embroidery motifs, words, and dates
7. Crochet For Beginners: A Complete Step By Step Guide With Picture illustrations To Learn Crocheting The Quick & Easy Way
Author: by Nancy Gordon
Do you wish you had a complete beginners guide to crochet without feeling lost in between steps? Crochet For Beginners is the complete crochet beginners book for you as we have included step-by-step guides with clear picture illustrations so you can learn the basics such as crochet stitches, how to read charts and buy the correct equipment.
Crochet for beginners will include:Step-by-step crochet instruction books: Clear & precise crochet instructions for beginners so you will not feel lost in between stepsClear picture illustrations: High quality illustrations with each step so you can understand the instructions better27 Crochet Beginners Hacks: Top tips, tricks & hacks every beginner crocheter needs to know to avoid costly mistakes & learn faster25 Beginner crochet patterns: Beginner crochet patterns with complete instructions & pictures are included within the book so you can start to create your own beautiful crochet patterns immediatelyCrochet for beginners 2.
0 crochet ebooks revised edition! 25 crocheting patterns for beginners are included within the book without having to click any external links! Clear pictures & instructions are provided as well. FREE bonus course provided at the end of the book as well! More tips, hacks and patterns provided to help you learn how to crochet for beginners even faster!
8. The Story of the Bayeux Tapestry: Unraveling the Norman Conquest
Author: by David Musgrove
Thames & Hudson
The definitive and fully illustrated guide to the Bayeux Tapestry. The full history of the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings and the story of the tapestry itself. Most people know that the Bayeux Tapestry depicts the moment when the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, Harold Godwinson, was defeated at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 by his Norman adversary William the Conqueror.
However, there is much more to this historic treasure than merely illustrating the outcome of this famous battle. Full of intrigue and violence, the tapestry depicts everything from eleventh-century political and social lifeincluding the political machinations on both sides of the English Channel in the years leading up to the Norman Conquestto the clash of swords and stamp of hooves on the battle field.
Drawing on the latest historical and scientific research, authors David Musgrove and Michael Lewis have written the definitive book on the Bayeux Tapestry, taking readers through its narrative, detailing the life of the tapestry in the centuries that followed its creation, explaining how it got its name, and even offering a new possibility that neither Harold nor William were the true intended king of England.
9. Thread Folk: A Modern Makers Book of Embroidery Projects and Artist Collaborations
Author: by Libby Moore
Paige Tate Select
Thread Folk: A Modern Makers Book of Embroidery Projects and Artist Collaborations is a modern refresh of an age-old craft. Author Libby Moore teaches basic stitches and how to choose materials, and shares original patterns with easy-to-remove perforated pages. Thread Folk Includes: 15 embroidery projects Step-by step instructions & modern patterns 14 different stitches, from straight stitch to lazy daisy Techniques to stitch on clothes, shoes, tote bags, and pillows Thread Folk also features Artist Collaborations, a series of projects based on the curated artwork of several distinctive, talented artists, including clothing designer Audrey Smit, and illustrators Alli Koch and Lauren Merrick.
Materials Used: Thread (Embroidery Floss or Metallic Thread) Fabric (Quilting Cotton or Calico) Embroidery Hoop Embroidery Needle Embroidery Scissors Needle Minder
10. CROCHET FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS: A COMPLETE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO LEARN CROCHETING AND CREATE YOUR FAVORITE PATTERNS QUICKLY AND EASILY. INCLUDING ILLUSTRATIONS AND SIMPLE TO ADVANCED PATTERNS
Author: by CINDY WATSON
Do you want to learn crocheting but are you a complete beginner? Are you looking for a simple illustrated step-by-step guide to create your favorite crocheting patterns quickly and easily? If yes, this is the right book for you! Crochet is a textile handicraft that employs a special hook to weave yarn, thread, or other materials into a decorative fabric.
The crochet technique originated from the process of making knotted cords in different countries around the world, which has been used for centuries, even by ancient civilizations. Today, crochet is very popular because it is one of the simplest ways to express one’s creativity.
By coming up with amazing designs that people admire, you will also develop or boost your self-esteem because it will give you some sense of pride and the desire to achieve even many greats designs. Moreover, crochet is probably one of the cheapest and easiest hobbies.
This book will show you how to crochet and provide you with step-by-step patterns to create different fabric types. This guide also contains illustrations and information about the various materials and tools that you can use. By reading this manual, you will quickly learn how to make your projects using simple to advanced techniques.
11. 101 Needlepoint Stitches and How to Use Them: Fully Illustrated with Photographs and Diagrams (Dover Embroidery, Needlepoint)
Author: by Hope Hanley
Tired of doing the same basic stitches over and over again? Noted designer Hope Hanley can help you bring new excitement and beauty to your needlepoint in more than a hundred different ways. In this practical, extremely well-organized guide she presents a treasury of 101 decorative stitches, with an easy-to-read chart and an actual-size photograph for each one.
Only stitches which adequately cover the canvas have been included in this versatile collection. In Tapestry no warp threads are allowed to show through, so why let canvas show in needlepoint? Enhance and individualize your needlepoint projects with expert advice on a host of exquisite stitches: rep stitch; fancy cross stitch; Renaissance stitch; cross stitch; Herringbone stitch; shaded stripe stitch; double stitch; mosaic stitch; French stitch; Greek stitch; velvet stitch; closed cat stitch; and scores more.
The author explains precisely where and how to make best use of each stitch (as a filling stitch in small areas, as a background or a grounding pattern), and tells whether each is slow or quick to work up and whether it’s best on mono or two-thread canvas.
12. Ultimate Cross Stitch Projects: Colorful and Inspiring Designs from Maria Diaz (Design Originals) Sourcebook of Patterns with Detailed Step-by-Step Instructions and Clear, Easy-to-Follow Color Charts
Author: by Maria Diaz
Cross-stitch the beautiful art of Maria Diaz! Projects include: Animals: Cats, birds, horses, squirrels, and pigs Landscapes: Fields, sunsets, woods, and a cottage Florals: Peonies, tulips, poppies, daisies, irises, and more Baby: Little Angel, toy room, Precious Gift, and alphabets Art: Da Vinci’s La Scapigliata, Albrecht Drer’s Praying Hands, and Madonna & Child This gorgeous sourcebook of cross stitch projects offers some of the most dazzling and treasured designs from uniquely talented needlecraft designer Maria Diaz.
As a top cross stitch designer, Maria Diaz is known for the artistic sensibility of her large, lush designs. She uses her needle to evoke magnificent landscapes, charming animals, bold florals, and emotional sepia portraits. The large-scale original patterns inside Ultimate Cross Stitch Projects include rustic country landscapes, traditional samplers, adorable animals, cute characters, and full colored flowers.
A set of the author’s best-loved new baby designs is also included, providing beautiful studies in sepia for new parents. Maria’s designs and projects are perfect for creating handmade gifts for family and friends! In this ultimate compilation of cross-stich projects, you’ll find the easy-to-follow color charts leave no guesswork.
13. The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine
Author: by Rozsika Parker
Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Rozsika Parker’s re-evaluation of the reciprocal relationship between women and embroidery has brought stitchery out from the private world of female domesticity into the fine arts, created a major breakthrough in art history and criticism, and fostered the emergence of today’s dynamic and expanding crafts movements.
The Subversive Stitch is now available again with a new Introduction that brings the book up to date with exploration of the stitched art of Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin, as well as the work of new young female and male embroiderers.
Rozsika Parker uses household accounts, women’s magazines, letters, novels and the works of art themselves to trace through history how the separation of the craft of embroidery from the fine arts came to be a major force in the marginalisation of women’s work.
Beautifully illustrated, her book also discusses the contradictory nature of women’s experience of embroidery: how it has inculcated female subservience while providing an immensely pleasurable source of creativity, forging links between women.
14. Kaffe Fassett's Bold Blooms: Quilts and Other Works Celebrating Flowers
Author: by Kaffe Fassett
A stunning guide and vibrant pattern collection of 25 new patchwork and needlepoint projects, from renowned color expert and quilt and fabric designer Kaffe Fassett. Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of flowers, Kaffe Fassett’s Bold Blooms invites crafters to explore the behind-the-scenes process and fascinating design methods used to create Kaffe’s bold fabrics and modern color palettesfrom sketching with fabric swatches to creating mood boards and renderings to sewing visually striking quilts.
Featured throughout are 18 new quilt patterns and seven new needlepoints. Ideas bloom on each page as eye-catching artwork, inventive quilt designs, needlepoint canvases, and bold ribbon patterns grow from concept to completion. Renowned for his use of color, Kaffe creates unique palettes from nature and his surroundings to create color moodsfrom neutrals and soft pastels to rich, dark tonesand he shares his design ideas, practical quilting advice, and needlepoint techniques useful to both novice and seasoned crafters throughout these colorful projects.
15. Mindful Embroidery: Stitch Your Way to Relaxation with Charming European Street Scenes
Author: by Charles Henry
Page Street Publishing
Embroider Your Stress Away Escape the chaos of everyday life by embroidering yourself a romantic and tranquil getaway. Allow Charles Henry and Elin Petronella to whisk you away to the calming villas of the French countryside. Discover the hidden gems of Paris, stroll down the colorful tiled streets of Lisbon or float along the canals of Venice.
Let go of your worries stitch by stitch through these 20 delightful European scenescapes inspired by Charles and Elin’s favorite places throughout Europe. Beginners can confidently complete any design in this book using five common and simple embroidery stitches. As leaders in the modern hand embroidery movement, Charles and Elin invite you to let go of perfectionism and instead slow down, unwind and enjoy the meditative process of creating something gorgeous one stitch, and breath, at a time.
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16. Star Signs Embroidery: Zodiac Patterns to Customize and Create (Embroidery Craft)
Author: by Kathryn Chipinka Dalby
Combine zodiac signs with beautiful patterns to create embroidery artwork that people will cherish! Create a beautiful piece of art to hang on a wall, or a personalized gift for a friend. The traditional art of embroidery is easy to learn with this fun kit.
It includes everything you need for two projects: 10 skeins of embroidery floss, 2 needles, 2 pieces of fabric, a 6-inch embroidery hoop, 24 seed beads, and water-soluble transfers to put the patterns on practically anything you want to embellish! Mix and match zodiac signs and names with the design patterns to create something unique and special!
The instruction book contains step-by-step directions and beautiful photos so you can create your own work of art that can be enjoyed for generations to come.