Learn how to stitch all your favourite flowers, leaves and foliage, with this is collection of tutorials for 200 embroidered flowers and foliage. Discover how to stitch beautiful blooms including roses, daisies, daffodils, pansies and buttercups as well as more exotic blooms.
Modern hand embroidery expert, Kristen Gula, shows you how to create all the floral motifs from a stitch library of less than 10 embroidery stitches.
As well as the step tutorials for the flowers and leaves, there are 10 projects for home decor items and accessories that showcase the embroidery so you can show off your makes and create beautiful gifts for family and friends. Choose from a collar motif, pillow cover, table decoration, shoe embellishments and many more!
Kristen Gula is a self-taught fibre artist specializing in hand embroidery. She set up her own company, Gulush Threads in 2013, which is home to her unique, custom hand embroidery wall art and jewellery. She is an instructor on Brit+Co's online learning platform. This is her first book.
Introduction * Intro to Modern Hand Embroidery * How to Use this Book Getting Started * Materials & Tools: Thread - Needles - Fabric - Hoops - Scissors * Transferring Patterns: Simple Design Transfer (Tracing with Pencil/Marker) - Complex Design Transfer (Iron On Transfer) * Stitch Techniques: How to Thread a Needle - How to Split Thread - How to Start a Stitch - How to Finish a Stitch Stitch Glossary * Back Stitch * Whipped Back Stitch * Variated Back Stitch * Stem Stitch * Straight Stitch * Satin Stitch * French Knot Designs (200 total) * Floral * Foliage Projects * Clothing: Collar Motif - Shoe Embellishments - Trouser Embellishments - Knit Hat Applique * Holiday Decor: Ornament * Gifts: Pin - Tea Towel - Notebook Cover - Tote Bag - Iron On Patches Resources Index