Embroidery Supplies

Fine hand embroidery has long been an integral embellishment used on heirloom and smocked garments. Elegant Stitches carries a large selection of books, leaflets, patterns and design plates on everything from delicate surface embroidery and shadow embroidery to silk ribbon embroidery.  Additional packages of embroidery designs and collar patterns with embroidery designs available on Collars, Etc. page.  In addition to the books listed below be sure to check out the exquisite  A-Z Series of books covering all types of embroidery.

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Included in this section are the specialty threads used for fine hand embroidery and silk ribbon. 

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Needles for fine hand embroidery can be found in Embroidery Accessories.

 

Books/Leaflets
A-Z Books
 Silk Ribbon Embroidery Books
Design Plates
Embroidery Threads
Embroidery Accessories

 

 

 

BOOKS/LEAFLETS

Embroidered & Embellished
by Christen Brown
This richly illustrated reference guide from embroidery expert Christen Brown covers everything you need to make beautiful magic with needle and thread. Learn to sew traditional and silk ribbon embroidery, make raised stitches, and embellish with beads, charms, buttons, and mirrors. Christen shows you how to combine and place stitches to enhance a finished piece and how to work with embroidery threads, ribbons, fabrics, laces, beads, buttons, and other embellishments.  · Step-by-step photo instructions show exactly how to sew 85 different stitches
· Includes 8 complete embroidery projects to stitch and embellish  The essential embroidery reference for everyone from beginners to experts
 Soft-cover, 159 pages

$27.00

 

Ribbonwork Gardens
by Christen Brown
Learn to make 122 exquisite floral elements with ribbon, using just 7 basic knots and stitches. Create a stunning fabric landscape and fill it with beautiful ribbon blooms like sweet cottage daffodils, bold and bright dahlias, or perfect little sweet peas. Suitable for every skill level, this indispensable guide shows you all the flower-making basics with plenty of how-to photos. It’s a complete compendium— with ribbon styles, selection and care, cutting charts, troubleshooting tips, and a gallery of inspirational ideas for using the floral vignettes you design. Add lovingly handmade details to everything you sew from quilts to craft projects to fashion accessories.
 Soft-cover, 158 pages

$27.00

 

Mastering Shadow Work Embroidery
with Wendy Schoen
Never before has an embroidery book been this extensive. Wendy's expertly drawn diagrams are geared to almost every level embroiderer. 7 embroidery designs, beautiful vignette and close-up photography, pages of step-by-step diagrams, full sized (1-2-3-4-6) Polka Dot Pets Pattern, Boy & Girl Versions; Detailed construction diagrams, Color keys and stitch diagrams
Companion Digitized Embroidery Disk for Machine Embroidery (sold separately)
In conjunction with the book are 5 full size patterns now available

$30.00

 

Shadow Work Embroidery DVD
with Wendy Schoen
The art of shadow work embroidery is revealed in this DVD with step-by-step instructions!  You will learn to work the simplest of shapes to the more intricate designs.  This charming embellishment will surely become a favorite.
$39.00

 

Basic Heirloom Embroidery DVD
with Wendy Schoen
This DVD will take you through the very basics of hand embroidery, setting the foundation for a variety of hand stitches.  You will enjoy learning about the correct supplies and methods for working several classic stitches.  Before long, you will be an expert at this timeless art form!
$39.00

 

Jeannie B's Book of Heirloom Embroidery
Designs & Stitches
by Jeannie Baumeister
This wonderful book is full of  lovely  Embroidery Designs, Stitch Instructions, Needle Information and Tips to improve your stitching.  Three projects, a Scalloped Bib, Receiving Blanket and Buttoned Pillow Slip will be perfect to practice your embroidery on. If you love embroidery, you will want this book. Soft-cover, 40 pages
$19.00

 

Shadowwork Fun & Fancy
by Martha Pullen
This vast collection of almost 300 shadowwork designs in a variety of sizes will have your needles stitching from A to Z, around the world and back again. There are playful designs galore for both girls and boys that you’ll be able to use long after they have outgrown the baby stage. Elegant ribbons and medallion motifs, crosses and borders as well as an alphabet with both upper and lower case letters are sure to be the center of attention on projects for young and old as well as home decorating décor. Soft-cover, 48 pages
$15.00

 

Heirloom Embroidery
by Michie Mooney

A great new book with over 100 embroidery designs with instructions for classic embroidery stitches, bullions and bridging (faggotting)
36 page soft-cover

$12.00

 

How to Make "Handmades" for your Baby

A re-print of a book first published in the '50s, this is a treasury of design ideas for christening dresses, button-on suits, rompers, sacques, bonnets, day gowns & dresses.   Many techniques & embroidery designs are given along with illustrated instructions.  Paperback.  Black & white.  94 pages.

$19.00

 

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Bountiful Baskets
by Laura Jenkins Thompson

Twenty basket designs for basic embroidery, shadow work, cutwork, broideris anglaise, satin stitching, & silk ribbon embroidery inspired by antique linens dating from the 1920's
  $5.00

 

Books/Leaflets
Silk Ribbon Embroidery Books
Design Plates
Embroidery Threads
Embroidery Accessories

 

 

 

 


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