Slow down and embroider your way through the changing seasons with this absolutely beautiful book from embroidery artist Emillie Ferris. Emillie is one of the leading names in British contemporary embroidery. Emilie lives in Warwickshire, UK, and is inspired by the natural landscape around her.
Needlepainting, also known as thread painting or silk shading, is a form of embroidery that creates a realistic, lifelike effect using a single strand of thread and one simple stitch the 'long and short' stitch. You can create gorgeous colour gradients, magical details and flowing stitch directions that are perfect if you want to embroider flora and fauna.
In this book Emillie generously shares her tried and tested tips and techniques, including advice on materials, transferring designs onto fabric, and fully illustrated explanations of the stitches and skills needed.
The five in-depth projects draw on Emillie’s love of nature, including motifs that she is best known for such as flowers, foliage, bees and toadstools.
Each design has around 60 detailed step-by-step photos, showing every stage of the process, so that even complete beginners can follow along and create beautiful embroideries.
High quality iron-on transfers at the back of the book allow you to transfer the designs directly onto fabric up to ten times, with some wonderful bonus patterns for smaller motifs too.
Published April 2022.
216 x 229 mm.
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