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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brief description, price.
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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.
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
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
Soft-cover, 158 pages
Colour Confidence in Embroidery
by Trish Burr
How does color affect
embroidery? How can it bring needlework to life? Crafters will uncover the
possibilities in this unique, in-depth exploration of color in embroidery.
From color selection and blending to choosing complimentary colors and
creative contrasting and shading, it highlights a variety of techniques for
surface and counted thread embroidery projects. More than 200 stitched
examples with DMC thread keys, plus color schemes and projects such as
roses, fruits, and birds will inspire stitchers.
Hard-cover, 256 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
Digitized Embroidery Disk for
Machine Embroidery (sold separately)
In conjunction with the book are
5 full size patterns now
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.
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!
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
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
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
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.
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