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.
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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.
Floral Motifs to Embroider
by Reiko Mori
Visit an exquisite
embroidered garden in this awe-inspiring volume from Japanese master
embroidery artist Reiko Mori. In seven chapters, Ms. Mori shares an
abundance of motifs inspired by flowers, from delicate sprigs and bouquets
to climbing vines and perching birds. Blossoms as showy as roses and as
modest as dandelions become masterpieces under Ms. Mori's hand.
Themes within each chapter showcase each embroidered bloom. Delicate bridal
accessories, precious teapots and teacups, a ballet slipper, and an
astonishing floral alphabet are just a few of the elements embellished with
elaborate floral embroidery. A guide to embroidery-floss colors, essential
notions and tools, basic techniques, and a how-to library of embroidery
stitches will help aspiring embroidery artists find success.
Soft-cover, 80 pages
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
Silk Ribbon Embroidery Books