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Hand-stitched Landscapes & Flowers

$26.95

10 charming embroidery projects with templates by Katrina Witten

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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 March 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782214519
  • Carton Qty: 22
  • Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Illustrations: 450
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP Price: $26.95
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Create beautiful landscapes and flowers using hand-stitching and layered organza.

Hand-stitched Landscapes and Flowers is a beautiful exploration of the potential of embroidery in depicting the natural world.

Katrina Witten, who is a regular on crafts channel Hochanda, uses no more than six simple stitches for each embroidery, plus delicate embellishments and an array of techniques and fabrics to portray pastoral scenes of fields, flowers and creatures with eye-catching three-dimensional effects. 

There are ten detailed projects to try, depicting, among others, a hedgerow, a bluebell-emblazoned woodland, sunflowers, a poppy field and a summer scene of buddleia, butterflies and bees.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Materials and fabrics: Threads and yarns
Equipment: Embellishments
Inspiration: Designing an embroidery
The stitches
Techniques: Mounting fabric in a spring tension hoop
Working with organza
Applying beads
Melting out appliqué motifs
Achieving three-dimensional effects:
Trees
Rocks and pebbles
Loose grasses
Dry-stone walls
Sheep
Flower centres

The projects:
Hedgerow with Cow Parsley
Woodland with Bluebells
Cornflowers
Sunflowers
Butterfly pincushion
Poppy Field
Oriental Poppies
Flower Doodles

Moving on:
Buddleia, Bee and Butterflies
Hydrangea

Templates
Index

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