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Embark on your embroidery journey this New Year with these new large format editions of the popular and best-selling Royal School of Needlework’s Essential Stitch Guides series!

The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques in new and innovative ways.

Written by RSN apprentices and tutors, these inspiring books contain extensive stitch guides, as well as guidance on the materials and equipment you need to get you started. Each book consists of beautifully-illustrated step-by-step photography along with expert instruction on how to form the stitches and use them in your needlework.


Discover the history of each form of classic embroidery and learn a variety of over 30 stitches to form your very own stunning creations.  

If you enjoy crewelwork embroidery, you'll want to take a look at Jacqui McDonald's gorgeous Crewelwork book which will guide you on how to create a range of over 40 stitches – including filling stitches, outline stitches and surface stitches. There are sections in the book dedicated to give you a breakdown of the different classic and contemporary stitches that you can incorporate in your designs!


If stumpwork embroidery has caught your eye, then you'll love Kate Sinton's stunning Stumpwork book! In this highly instructive book, you'll learn how to use an array of different materials and interwine multiple embroidery techniques such as silk work, gold work, counted work, flat stitching, raised stitching, bead work, padding or needlelace in your work.


Or why not give whitework embroidery a go? Lizzy Lanberry's Whitework book contains instructions on how to use over 35 stitches, including pulled thread, surface stitches, eyelets, drawn thread and cutwork in your embroidery creations. Once you have learnt these stitches, you'll find plenty of inspiration in the moving on and further techniques sections where you'll be guided on how to rework traditional whitework designs.


All of the RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Crewelwork, Stumpwork and Whitework are available now from Search Press for RRP £12.99 each!


More titles in the series coming Summer 2021! Click here for more details.

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