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Embroidered country gardens : create beautiful hand-stitched floral designs inspired by nature / Lorna Bateman.

By: Bateman, Lorna.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England : Search Press Limited, 2019Description: 160 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm + patterns for tracing.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781782215783; 1782215786.Subject(s): Embroidery -- Patterns | Gardens in art | Flowers in artGenre/Form: Patterns.DDC classification: 746.44041 Summary: Walks through a variety of stitches, how to embroider individual flowers from them and how to incorporate these into an original garden motif. There are six elaborate and practical projects to stitch: needlecase, scissorkeeper, pincushion, thimblepip, glasses case, thread storer, and these make great keepsakes as well as gifts. The book also features a full-size pattern insert for making a vintage bag in which to keep the individual projects. - Adapted from amazon.com
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Learn how to embroider all the components of a country garden and then use this knowledge to create six exciting projects to keep.

Experienced embroidery teacher Lorna Bateman is passionate about teaching and about nature. This book will appeal to and inspire both beginner embroiderers as well as more accomplished students. Learn from Lorna how to create beautiful flower designs, using raised and textured stitches to recreate your own idyllic English country garden.

The book will walk you through a variety of stitches, how to embroider individual flowers from them and how to incorporate these into an original garden motif. For the nature enthusiast there is plenty to get excited about - an A-Z of English garden flowers and how to stitch them; a section on stitching common garden insects; and how to embroider iconic garden imagery such as birdbaths or garden ornaments.

There are six elaborate and practical projects to stitch: needlecase, scissorkeeper, pincushion, thimblepip, glasses case, thread storer, and these make great keepsakes as well as gifts. The book also features a full-size pattern insert for making a vintage bag in which to keep the individual projects.

Embroidered Country Gardens is peppered throughout with seeds of wisdom: invaluable hints and tips from the author to help you develop your own skills and unique style. As well as step-by-step instructions, there are also detailed photographs, outline template drawings and a fully illustrated stitch directory.

Includes index.

Walks through a variety of stitches, how to embroider individual flowers from them and how to incorporate these into an original garden motif. There are six elaborate and practical projects to stitch: needlecase, scissorkeeper, pincushion, thimblepip, glasses case, thread storer, and these make great keepsakes as well as gifts. The book also features a full-size pattern insert for making a vintage bag in which to keep the individual projects. - Adapted from amazon.com

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 8)
  • Tools and materials (p. 10)
  • My sewing basket (p. 10)
  • Hoops and frames (p. 12)
  • Needles (p. 16)
  • Threads (p. 18)
  • Fabrics (p. 22)
  • Other tools and materials (p. 23)
  • Preparation (p. 28)
  • Setting up for tracing (p. 28)
  • Transferring the design to your fabric (p. 29)
  • Backing your fabric (p. 32)
  • Tacking (p. 32)
  • Before stitching (p. 33)
  • Starting your embroidery (p. 34)
  • Finishing your embroidery (p. 35)
  • Light and glasses (p. 35)
  • Raised, three-dimensional and stumpwork techniques (p. 36)
  • A-Z of stitches (p. 42)
  • A-Z of garden flowers (p. 58)
  • In my country garden (p. 78)
  • Designing your own garden (p. 90)
  • How to start (p. 90)
  • Sketching your garden (p. 91)
  • The projects (p. 96)
  • Wall art (p. 100)
  • Sewing bag (p. 104)
  • Glasses case (p. 110)
  • Magnifier cover (p. 114)
  • Needle case (p. 118)
  • Pencil case (p. 122)
  • Beginner's pincushion (p. 126)
  • Pincushion (p. 130)
  • Scissor keeper (p. 132)
  • Tape measure cover (p. 136)
  • Thimble pip (p. 140)
  • Thread catcher (p. 144)
  • Finishing your embroidery (p. 148)
  • Completing your project (p. 148)
  • Lacing up a piece of embroidery (p. 150)
  • Patterns for tracing (p. 152)
  • Index (p. 160)