This, the eighth book in the fantastically successful A-Z needlework series from Country Bumpkin Publications, has as much to offer, if not more than its predecessors. This newest release introduces you to the tradition that is crewel embroidery and its transformation into an art form that is still popular today. The book is a perfect introduction for beginners and a 'must have' for more experienced embroiderers. Presented in an easy to use style, this spiral bound book is overflowing with hundreds of step-by-step photographs and invaluable hints for creating over 16 original designs in styles ranging from traditional to contemporary, each one accompanied by colour photography, clear working instructions and a full size pattern. Also included is comprehensive information about the wools, fabrics and equipment required and a multitude of tips to help get you started. Tantalising tidbits about the beginning of crewel embroidery and its evolution within different societies is included, along with over 500 step-by-step photographs and easy to follow instructions for more than 45 stitches and techniques. Also contains a simple to use cross-referenced index.
Compiled by the expert team at Country Bumpkin, renowned Australian publishers of embroidery books and magazines.