Whitework Inspirations: 8 of the world’s most beautiful whitework projects, to delight and inspire (Book)

Whitework Inspirations: 8 of the world’s most beautiful whitework projects, to delight and inspire By Inspirations Studio Cover Image
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8 fabulously beautiful whitework embroideries to stitch, from some of the world's most talented designers and the world's leading embroidery magazine.

Whitework embroidery traditionally features beautifully intricate designs using white thread on white background fabric, examples of which can be found in many cultures across the world. Without the addition of colour, the fabric surface is ornamented with high-relief stitching, cutting, pulling or withdrawing threads with some styles utilizing all these techniques. Whitework Inspirations highlights the very best whitework has to offer in both design and technique.

Featuring talented embroidery designers Kim Beamish, Deborah Love, Judy Stephenson, Christine P. Bishop, Susan O'Connor, Patricia Girolami and Luzine Happel, this special collection, including a tablecloth, table mats and sachets, has been curated into one publication.

With 8 stunning whitework projects to make, there are clear step-by-step instructions, pullout patterns, a stitch guide and all the information you need to stitch them. Discover the origins, stitches, techniques and designs that are uniquely whitework, and learn how to make your own beautiful works of art.

About the Author


Inspirations Studio publishes the magazine Inspirations which is recognized as the leading embroidery magazine in the world. Designers features in this collection are Kim Beamish, Deborah Love, Judy Stephenson, Christine P Bishop, Susan O'Connor, Patricia Girolami and Luzine Happel. Known for outstanding images of embroidery, the Inspirations series brings together master embroidery from all over the world. www.inspirationsstudios.com

Praise For…


Australian publisher Inspiration Studios has distilled the best of the best from its issues of Inspirations embroidery magazine for new volumes on crewel embroidery and whitework (a third volume, on Stumpwork, is also being released). Each book begins with an abbreviated historical overview. Crewel, aka wool on linen, began around the seventeenth century and gained popularity during Elizabeth I’s reign. Whitework, with any number of variations on its white-onwhite concept, was first practiced by the ancient Egyptians; since then, Scandinavian and other European needleworkers have contributed their own interpretations—Dresden, Hebedo (Danish), Hardanger (Norwegian), Madeira, and Mountmellick (Irish). Each text then leads into eight patterns. Well thought-out instructions, along with clear color photographs, document every step, with specific stitch how-tos included after the pattern directions. Hints and tips are scattered throughout, like suggestions on needleweaving and the fundamentals of blocking embroidery. The book ends with a perfect “show us” glossary of some 60 stitches, complete with step-bysteps and photographs. Design templates, unfortunately, are stuffed in the book’s back flap, not as accessible to those working on patterns. All designs are geared to the more experienced needleworker, but any enthusiast will admire "mandala musings," "garden of earthly delights," "a fine romance," and "tulip." Each book is appended with a stitch guide. 
— Booklist, May 2020. Barbara Jacobs 
Product Details
ISBN: 9781782218326
ISBN-10: 1782218327
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: April 14th, 2020
Pages: 140
Language: English