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.
Each product is listed with the title, a
brief description, price.
to add an item to your order. If you are looking for a
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Included in this section are the
specialty threads used for fine hand embroidery and silk ribbon.
Please type in the color # you desire,
to add to
your order. Color cards available for DMC embroidery floss and YLI silk ribbon.
Floche colors correspond to DMC colors.
Needles for fine hand embroidery can be
found in Embroidery Accessories.
Stitching Handbook for Kids
by Kristin Nicholas
Give your young designer the gift of learning
how to embroider and personalize almost anything. From the basics of
traditional needlepoint to the skills of free-form embroidery, this book
encourages kids to unplug from technology and plug into a calming, creative
outlet instead. Fifteen projects run the gamut from pillows to phone
carrying cases to backpack tags; the variety of stitches to use on them
ensures that kids will be entertained for hours.
Soft-cover, 126 pages
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
In conjunction with the book are
5 full size patterns now
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
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
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
Silk Ribbon Embroidery Books