Crewelwork has a long history but this book brings the technique right up to date. It mixes contemporary styles with older traditions to give an exciting twist on this enduring and beautiful style of embroidery. Becky Quine, a tutor of the Royal School of Needlework, clearly explains each step to making a piece, from early planning to stitching and finally to presentation. She encourages new ideas and a fresh, creative look at this popular and timeless technique. Advice on design is given along with working with colour and how to plan and stitch a piece of embroidery. This new book includes a guide to framing up and transferring a desing onto fabric. There are step-by-step sequences to over forty different stitches ranging from filling to outlining stitches, and from accent stitches to new creative ideas.
Becky Quine is a tutor and conservator/restorer with the Royal School of Needlework. She also teaches private groups and founded A Stitch in Quine, which specializes in hand embroidery kits. Becky is passionate about surface stitches and promotes the art of hand embroidery in the UK and abroad.