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Long and Short Stitch Embroidery

In this stunning, color-illustrated collection of floral embroideries, the author of "Redoute's Finest Flowers in Embroidery" introduces needleworkers to her unique long- and short-stitch "needlepainting" style of portraying flowers like a botanical painter. Five starter projects show novices how to create the illusion of brushwork in thread and use basic techniques, from preparing fabric and transferring designs to blocking and mounting. Sixteen easily achieved but challenging larger projects enable beginners and experts to bring to life meticulously detailed sunflowers, magnolias, bearded irises, an Icelandic poppy, roses, and more. With diagrams, full-size templates, and stitch directions included, this is a must-have for any embroiderer's library.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; Materials; Techniques; Tips for working the designs; Stitch glossary; The Projects - Starter Flowers: Flower one; Flower two; Flower three; Flower four; Small Flower Motifs: Red anemone; Sunflower; Purple bellflower; Flower Projects: Rose; Rosebud; Cream pansy; Purple pansy; Hibiscus; Iceland poppy; Arum lily; Flame lily; Magnolia; Purple bearded iris; Rust red bearded iris; Protea; Pink sweet peas; Field poppies; Recommended Reading; Suppliers.

About the Author

Trish Burr is a self-taught embroiderer who hungrily consumes all aspects of this fine craft. Through research and practice she has developed this individual technique of surface embroidery. Further details about Trish Burr and her books can be found on her website:


Trish Burr has developed an individual approach to surface embroidery. In this book she concentrates on flowers and creates them in spectacular, detailed style. From beautiful magnolias to the flamboyant Gloriosa, from coy violas to blazing poppies, Trish captures the essence of the flowers in her works of art. Silk shading is recognised as one of the more challenging areas of embroidery and this book provides a comprehensive look at techniques for all skill levels. The book includes and introduction to materials, professional tips and a stitch directory. Colour-blending and needle-painting are covered in depth making this a good reference work. There are four flower starter projects, three smaller flowers to work and fourteen full-size projects. In addition there are many leaves to work. This 128 page book is brimming with glorious flowers that you will want to

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