Animal embroidery workbook Step-by-step techniques & patterns for 30 cute critters & more

Jessica Long

Book - 2020

This collection of embroidery patterns ranges in skill level from simple to more advanced, so there's something for everyone to try! With 208 pages and over 300 color photos and illustrations, this gorgeous book on embroidering will inspire you and expand your embroidery skills.

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Genres
Pattern books
Published
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania : Landauer Publishing [2020]
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
ISBN
9781947163461
1947163469
Main Author
Jessica Long (author)
  • Introduction
  • Starting your menagerie. Materials and supplies ; Pattern transfer techniques ; Getting started ; Finishing techniques ; Stitch guide
  • Critter projects. Easy beginner animals ; Confident beginner creatures ; Beginner thread painting critters ; Thread painting a menagerie
  • Patterns.
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Embroidery instructor and pattern maker Long offers advice for novices and experienced hand embroiderers alike in this (almost too) adorable pattern book. She provides detailed instructions for embroidery novices, on everything from how many strands of floss to use for each project, to what kind of fabric works best on which hoops, to how to manipulate hoops to get a tighter fit. More advanced embroiderers will appreciate the tutorials on thread-painting, a particularly precise form of embroidery that uses single strands of floss in conjunction with long and short stitches to create shading and depth. Long dispenses tips on selecting the fabric best for projects and reminds crafters, "Our medium is forgiving and cheap, so don't be afraid to make mistakes." At times, the patterns themselves—a dancing unicorn, cuddling koalas, and an embroidering panda, among others—strike a childish note that some may find cloying, though it's hard to imagine many embroiderers objecting to an excessive dose of adorableness right now. Any embroiderer will be able to find something that speaks to them in this whimsical volume. (Sept.) Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Embroider a menagerie of 30 adorable animals! From a sweet giraffe to a sly little red fox, Animal Embroidery Workbook features step-by-step instructions and dozens of easy-to-use patterns to create embroidery hoops for all your favorite animals with charming floral details. Embroidery patterns range from simple to more complicated so there's something for everyone to try!"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Embroider a menagerie of 30 adorable animals! From a sweet giraffe and a happy cat to a sly little red fox and a friendly hedgehog, Animal Embroidery Workbook features step-by-step instructions and dozens of easy-to-use patterns to create embroidery hoops for all your favorite animals with charming floral details. Intermediate embroiderers will pick them up in no time, and beginners can tackle the simpler projects and further their skills with the more complicated designs. Also included is basic introductory information about materials and supplies, techniques – such as template transfer and setting up a double hoop – and a guide to basic stitches. These clear, usable embroidery patterns are designed and written by author Jessica Long, founder of Jessica Long Embroidery where she shares her patterns, kits, tutorials, and more.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Embroider a menagerie of 30 adorable animals! From a sweet giraffe to a sly little red fox, Animal Embroidery Workbook features step-by-step instructions and dozens of easy-to-use patterns to create embroidery hoops for all your favorite animals with charming floral details. Embroidery patterns range from simple to more complicated so there’s something for everyone to try! With a basic introduction on materials and supplies, essential techniques, and a guide to basic stitches, this embroidery book is filled with inspiration to further your embroidery skills!