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"And this is why I love Search Press’s books. They really do crank out some of the most thorough instructional books for arts and crafts."
 
Mary Corbet in the Needle ‘n’ Thread review of A-Z of Silk Ribbon Flowers

Read Mary's review of the A-Z Series here.

Read Mary's 5 Star reviews of Search Press books here.

Read Mary's review of the Beginner's Guides here.

Check out the books that Mary has reviewed and written about on Needle 'n' Thread, mostly 5 star reviews! Search Press is your source for excellent quality embroidery, stitching and sewing books. Each book below has been reviewed by Mary Corbet and is featured on her website. All books are available from your favorite embroidery store, local bookstore or Amazon.

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A-Z of Embroidery Stitches

A-Z of Embroidery Stitches

Country Bumpkin & Country Bumpkin

This comprehensive guide to embroidery stitches contains all the embroiderer needs to know to work dozens of stitches, and includes full advice on everything from choosing materials, beginning and ending a thread and using hoops to working as a...

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A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2

A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2

Country Bumpkin

The ultimate reference guides for needleworkers with amazing projects, detailed step-by-step instructions and stunning photographs. This best-selling series covering mainly embroidery but also sewing, knitting and crochet was originally published by...

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A-Z of Goldwork with Silk Embroidery

A-Z of Goldwork with Silk Embroidery

Country Bumpkin

The ultimate reference guides for needleworkers with amazing projects, detailed step-by-step instructions and stunning photographs. This best-selling series covering mainly embroidery but also sewing, knitting and crochet was originally published by...

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A-Z of Whitework

A-Z of Whitework

Country Bumpkin

The ultimate resource for beginning and experienced needlecrafters who want to discover the timeless appeal of whitework in its many forms.
Whitework is white on white embroidery where the texture of the stitchery, whether it be delicate or...

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A-Z of Stumpwork

A-Z of Stumpwork

Country Bumpkin

With its beginnings in seventeenth century England, stumpwork is today making a revival. Come join us for an exciting journey into the world of raised embroidery.
There are over 400 clear step-by-step photographs and instructions presented in...

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A-Z of Embroidered Motifs

A-Z of Embroidered Motifs

Country Bumpkin

From clowns to airships to roses and lavender, this book features over 120 bullion designs, 146 step by step photographs, hints, expert's articles and patterns. it is full of inspirational ideas and practical advice. Beautifully photographed and...

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Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork

Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork

Di Van Niekerk

The new edition of this best-selling book, first published in 2004, is a must have for all lovers of ribbon embroidery and stumpwork. It is suitable for first-time embroiderers as well as those who wish to brush up on certain techniques. In addition to...

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Di van Niekerk's Roses

Di van Niekerk's Roses

Di Van Niekerk

Whether you learn on the exquisite rose sampler specially designed for the book, or make only one rose, this is a book that you will refer to often, especially when you wish to make something exceptional. Learn how to make delicate, beautiful and...

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Stumpwork Flowers

Stumpwork Flowers

Sachiko Morimoto

This book offers a modern perspective on the floral motifs that have been a stumpwork mainstay for centuries. It features 19 floral motifs and eight projects, the simplistic design of which showcase the artistry involved in the craft. The...

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A-Z of Silk Ribbon Flowers

A-Z of Silk Ribbon Flowers

Ann Cox

NEW IN PAPERBACK
From Aquilegia to Zantedeschia, Ann Cox's accomplished renditions of flowers using silk ribbon embroidery are showcased in this exquisite book. It begins with a comprehensive techniques section that includes all the basic...

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RSN: Appliqué

RSN: Appliqué

Kate Cross

New from the Royal School of Needlework (RSN), this contemporary guide to the art of appliqué is written by Kate Cross, one of their trained experts and teachers. It is the first in a new series designed to showcase the traditional techniques,...

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Crewelwork

Crewelwork

Jacqui McDonald

The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques in new and innovative ways. This book includes an extensive stitch guide, covering all the stitches necessary for crewel embroidery, a design section,...

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Whitework

Whitework

Lizzy Lansberry

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard and is well respected all over the world. It not only upholds the traditions of English embroidery that go back many hundreds of years, but is constantly taking...

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Blackwork

Blackwork

Becky Hogg

The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques in new and innovative ways. This series of Essential Stitch Guides provides expert tuition on a variety of techniques. In this guide to blackwork,...

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Goldwork

Goldwork

Hazel Everett

Hazel Everett is an exceptionally skilled goldwork embroiderer, and in this beautiful book she passes on her knowledge and expertise in a way that is both practical and visually stunning. Drawing on traditional methods, she creates works that are...

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Stumpwork

Stumpwork

Kate Sinton

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard and is well respected all over the world. It not only upholds the traditions of English embroidery that go back many hundreds of years, but is constantly taking...

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Bead Embroidery

Bead Embroidery

Shelley Cox

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard and is well respected all over the world. It not only upholds the traditions of English embroidery that go back many hundreds of years, but is constantly taking...

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Silk Shading

Silk Shading

Sarah Homfray

The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques in new and innovative ways. This book includes an extensive stitch guide, covering all the techniques necessary for silk shading, a design section,...

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Canvaswork

Canvaswork

Rachel Doyle

Rachel Doyle presents an expert guide to canvaswork, and includes complete information on the major stitches while offering stunning new design ideas. Here you will find diagonal stitches, horizontal and vertical stitches, raised, textured and filling...

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Beginner's Guide to Silk Shading

Beginner's Guide to Silk Shading

Clare Hanham

This beautiful and inspiring guide gives full instructions using step-by-step photographs on the techniques and stitches needed for silk shading. There are four exquisite projects to create.

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Beginner's Guide to Goldwork

Beginner's Guide to Goldwork

Ruth Chamberlin & Mary Corbet

Goldwork is the art of embroidery with metal threads, and has been prized by religious orders and royal households throughout history for its opulence and intricate stitchery. Those who love traditional embroidery can now learn the essential techniques...

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Beginner's Guide to Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Beginner's Guide to Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Ann Cox

Learn how to create exquisite, delicately embroidered silk ribbon flowers, including foxgloves, roses, hydrangeas, delphiniums, primroses, geraniums, irises, poppies... and much more.
A small selection of stitches are used to create a wide...

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Beginner's Guide to Crewel Embroidery

Beginner's Guide to Crewel Embroidery

Jane Rainbow

Starting with just four of these stitches, Jane clearly demonstrates, with detailed step-by-step photographs, how to work up a complete project. Instructions follow on showing how to stretch and mount your first embroidery. Using further projects she...

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Hand-Stitched Crazy Patchwork

Hand-Stitched Crazy Patchwork

Hazel Blomkamp

Hazel Blomkamp combines a range of patchwork techniques including embroidery, beadwork, lace making and tatting to create inspiring, hand-stitched designs.

There are 5 projects to make exploring and combining your needlework skills....

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Crewel Intentions

Crewel Intentions

Hazel Blomkamp

Keeping to a theme started in Crewel Twists, this book continues the concept of using non-traditional techniques and materials in crewel or Jacobean embroidery. It showcases four large projects, each with an accompanying small project similar in...

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Crewel Twists

Crewel Twists

Hazel Blomkamp

Whether you refer to it as crewel or Jacobean, this free form of surface embroidery has been around for centuries and is still popular amongst needle artists today. Because of the nature of the fanciful objects and the tradition of using a large...

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Embroidered Portraits

Embroidered Portraits

Jan Messent

With a different and delightfully practical approach to a traditional, time-honoured subject, Jan shows how to create a wonderful selection of portraits, all in realistic style and created using raised embroidery, applique and decorative hand stitches....

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The Art of Embroidered Butterflies

The Art of Embroidered Butterflies

Jane E. Hall

The embroidery of Jane E Hall is breathtaking, and in this gorgeous book she combines her love of butterflies with her outstanding talent as a textile artist to produce three-dimensional renditions of exquisitely worked butterflies that are almost...

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Beginner's Guide to Silk Painting

Beginner's Guide to Silk Painting

Mandy Southan

Renowned silk painter, Mandy Southan demonstrates all the techniques you need to get to grips with this intriguing medium, beginning with clear artistic advice on materials and using colour and then moving on to basic techniques, all shown through 12...

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Beginner's Guide to Mountmellick Embroidery

Beginner's Guide to Mountmellick Embroidery

Pat Trott

The embroidery is traditionally worked on close-woven cotton with cotton thread and it has a great elegance. Flowing floral patterns intertwine with stems and leaves, the smooth satin stitches contrasting wonderfully with the padded, knotted stitchery...

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Beginner's Guide to Needle Felting

Beginner's Guide to Needle Felting

Susanna Wallis

Susanna Wallis demonstrates how to create wonderful pictures and three-dimensional objects using wool and simple needle felting techniques. Learn how to make charming cards, pictures, jewellery, a bird and even a figure from wool.
Simple...

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