Embroidery, Quilting, Sewing & Embellishment Books - NEW "The Kew Book of Nature Samplers" Trish Burr (2)
This exquisite and substantial hardback book has 10 different embroidery projects and reusable iron-on transfers. The individual motifs could also be used to customise clothing and homewares, or for smaller pictures.
It features a starter project that introduces the reader to the most commonly used stitches, including long-and-short stitch, split stitch, satin stitch, bullions and French knots, then nine full sampler projects. The samplers feature a vast array of fauna and flora, including butterflies, bugs, birds, a rabbit and a hedgehog; lotuses, foxgloves, poppies, toadstools, and numerous wildflowers.
The book explains all the stitches needed, and gives thorough advice on preparation and choosing fabrics and threads - including a handy thread conversion chart. All the projects are shown step-by-step, with an order of work diagram given where appropriate. The templates are included at full size.
This stunning yet practical book is a must-have for anyone interested in capturing the intricacy of nature in thread.