31 January 2023

£14.99

BC Paperback Flexi

216x280 mm

9781782218456

9781782218456

128 pages

Search Press

Blackwork Embroidery in Colour

by Melanie Couffe

Blackwork is a traditional form of embroidery, usually worked in black thread on a white background. Here, author Melanie Couffe takes the technique and gives it a burst of colour by introducing delicate shades of pink, blue, green, red, yellow, orange and purple. Her book begins with an introduction to the fabrics and threads she uses, and the basic stitches you need to produce the beautiful designs featured in the book. She then goes on to create 16 gorgeous projects, including a pinkeep, mobile phone case, a purse and several framed pieces, all accompanied by step-by-step instructions, photographs and charts. Melanie's enchanting designs will inspire you to introduce colour into your blackwork, and create your own stunning embroideries based on this classic technique.

Book Contents

Introduction

Techniques

Projects:

SPRING:

Spring Tree of Life (Stitched in a hoop)

Spring Pinkeep (Pinkeep Technique)

Spring Scissor Biscornu Fob (Biscornu technique)

Spring Tea Towel or Cushion

 

SUMMER

Summer Tree of Life (stitched in a hoop)

Flamingo Tote Bag (appliqué on different fabrics then on bag)

4-part Sea Life Jewellery set (mini hoops)

Mobile Phone Case

 

AUTUMN

Autumn Tree of Life (stitched in a hoop) same technique as in page 12

Pumpkin Citrolli (Citrolli technique)

Hedgehog Purse (Purse assembling on clasp/ lining etc)

Framed Piece

 

WINTER

Winter Tree of Life (stitched in a hoop) 

12 Christmas Tree Decorations (Mini Cushions using Biscornu technique)

Winter Biscornu Cushion (Maxi Biscornu)

Framed Piece

 

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