Let your imagination be your guide with the embroidery method known as crewel Crewel, with its surface stitches, showcases some of the boldest and most fanciful designs in needlework Master an expert instructors special techniques, starting with the simplest stitches, including stem, chain, split, long and short, French knot, and trellis filling Shelagh Amor covers the entire process, from selecting and transferring patterns to framing and finishing Put it all together with 10 original floral projects you can use for clothing, soft furnishings, and framed wall hangings.Reissue with a new cover....
|Title||:||Crewel Embroidery: A Practical Guide (Milner Craft Series)|
|Publisher||:||Sally Milner Publishing Reissue edition February 6, 2018|
|Number of Pages||:||112 pages|
|File Size||:||676 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Crewel Embroidery: A Practical Guide (Milner Craft Series) Reviews
Very well-written and comprehensive guide to the art of crewel; not just the stitches used, but also an overview of its history and the mening behind the motifs most commonly found in crewelwork. Definitely recommend if you're new to crewel, or as an addition to your library. Most of the full-color examples and projects are really lovely.
This is a very basic book, as are most of the projects. If you have never done embroidery of any kind, this book provides step-by-step instructions. However, if you have any experience at all, you may find it too simplistic. While I did find the discussion of scroll designs useful, the four pages of circles were less so. I would have much preferred to see more examples of actual embroidery in progress. Recommended if you are seeking a very basic introduction, but likely not worth your while if you have done any surface embroidery before.
Before I bought this book, I never understood the attraction of crewel embroidery. Now I do. The variety of stitches available, the rich texture that can be created, and the insightful use of color shading are remarkably well described and illustrated in this book. I would recommend it for everyone.
very good for beginners, textbook like. helps you create your own designs which is wonderful! Would recommend to all people who are interested in crewel and want practice designs.
I checked out a few books from the library on crewel embroidery and thought this one was the best. The author does a good job of introducing the reader to the stitches one project at a time. Each project is interesting in its own right and is designed just right so that the number of new stitches introduced does not overwhelm the new embroider.
Solid crewel book with straightforward patterns that everyone from beginners to advanced stitchers can enjoy.
So glad I could get this at such a discounted price. It is used but in great condition. I will look for used books more often.
I borrowed this book from my library and after reading through it, studying the photographs, and the directions, I am putting it on my wish list as another book I want in my own personal collection. This book is very clear with simple reasons for why or how something is done in a certain way. Options are given on how to prepare to do your embroidery from transfering designs to hooping it. There are simple work pieces that use increasingly more difficult/involved stitches so you will be building on what you have learned. You even get instructions for designing your own designs. I look forward to using some of the stitches in this book for a current project I'm working on as I still have several weeks to keep this library copy.