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Embroidery (Victoria and Albert Museum) (Maker’s Guide)

A Maker's Guide


From Japanese kogin to Irish whitework: fifteen projects inspired by the V&A collections

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A modern maker’s guide to embroidery traditions from around the world, this book is guaranteed to expand your crafting horizons.

Embroidery: A Maker’s Guide contains 15 beautiful step-by-step projects for crafters at all levels. Each one takes its cue from a different tradition, including English goldwork, Indian beetle-wing embellishment, bargello and blackwork, as well as contemporary machine embroidery.

Designed by teachers and practitioners at the leading edge of today’s craft revival, the projects are both functional and fashionable, and include tips on how to take next steps towards developing your own designs.

This inspiring book will give you the skill and confidence to express your passion for pattern through the age-old craft of decorative stitching.

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'A fresh, contemporary approach to handcraft traditions from around the world'
Antiques Diary

'Spice up your stitching skills with the ultimate maker’s guide … contains 15 beautiful step-by-step projects, designed for crafters at all levels'
Dressmaker magazine

'Takes you on a gorgeous journey through embroidery tradition … guaranteed to expand your needlework horizons'
Sewing World

'Inspiring … will give readers the skill and confidence to express their passion for this age-old craft'
Craft Focus

'Flipping through the pages of this book is almost as good as walking through the V&A museum'

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Edition Type: First edition

Size: 26.5 x 20.5 cm

Extent: 176 pp

Publication date: 5 October 2017

ISBN: 9780500293270

Contents List

1. Counted Thread Embroidery: Kogin; Berlin woolwork; Bargello; Blackwork; Phulkari • 2. Freestyle Embroidery: Crewelwork; Chinese silk; Goldwork; Art needlework • 3. Whitework: Broderie Anglaise; Mountmellick • 4. Embellishments: Shisha; Beetle wing; Ainu appliqué • 5. Contemporary Embroidery: Drawing with thread