How to embroider texture and pattern 20 designs that celebrate pattern, color, and pop-up stitching

Melissa Galbraith

Book - 2023

"Channel your love for the outdoors and build your stitching skills by learning how to embroider stunning textures, patterns, colors, and 3D elements in this must-have guide for both beginner to advanced crafters! Featuring 20 step-by-step embroidery projects of beautiful landscapes, desert canyons, unique flora, and more, How to Embroider Texture and Pattern is filled with vibrant embroidery patterns inspired by wanderlust that will challenge and grow your skills as you bring these beautiful outdoor scenes to life. Also included are easy-to-follow tutorials for over 20 need-to-know embroidery stitches, plus guidance for incorporating fabric prints into your projects to enhance the design, textural and 3D embroidery instruction, how to... transfer a pattern, and other fundamental techniques. Have fun with color, create rich textures, and feel confident as you stitch your love for nature."--Publisher marketing.

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Mount Joy, PA : Landauer Publishing [2023]
Main Author
Melissa Galbraith (author)
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
  • Introduction
  • Materials Prep
  • Fabric
  • Hoops
  • Transferring the Pattern
  • Thread Prep
  • Scissors
  • Needles
  • Knots
  • Stitch Glossary
  • Projects
  • Joshua Tree
  • Where the Forest Meets the Beach
  • Mojave Hues
  • Hidden Beach Cove
  • Mountains at Sunset
  • Desert Arches
  • Purple Mountains Majesty
  • A Walk Among the Wildflowers
  • Scenic Lookout
  • Desert Oasis
  • A Pacific Northwest Spring
  • Mountain Brook
  • From the Heartland
  • It Was All a Mirage
  • Tropical Waterfall
  • A Walk Along the English Seaside
  • Valley Views
  • Cenote Plunge
  • Flower Field Mountains
  • Forest Foraging
  • How to Finish Your Embroidery in the Hoop
  • Patterns
  • About Melissa
  • Index
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Fiber artist Galbraith's striking debut shows how to create embroidered landscape scenes. She recommends readers use quilting cotton or linen and illustrates how to transfer a design onto fabric by holding the two up against a window for tracing. The projects make creative use of a variety of stitches. For example, a mountain vista inspired by views from the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway uses the thick, raised buttonhole stitch to create the bushy foliage of conifers, while seed stitches, in which short lengths of thread come together at random angles, give the snow-covered mountains a rugged look. In the Joshua Tree scene, neat rows of rust-colored back stitches are juxtaposed with brown reverse chain stitches to depict sand variations in the desert landscape. The projects are organized from beginner to advanced, with easier designs including a coastal Oregon scene in which rows of waves lap against knotted sand and rocks, but it's the advanced designs that put this a notch above other embroidery books; for example, carefully stitched gradients and layers of fabric give a forest scene a convincing sense of depth. Additionally, the techniques detailed in the extensive "stitch glossary" will expand sewists' skills. Gorgeous projects and thorough instructions make this a superior embroidery guide. (June)

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