Contrast in Crewel Embroidery: Modern designs stitched on light and dark (Paperback)

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Incorporate stunning, innovative color approaches in your embroidery with 8 modern designs stitched on light and dark backgrounds, amore than 90 crewelwork stitch index and full-size templates.

World renowned embroiderer, Tatian Popova poses and answers the question ‘Do people do crewel on colored fabric?' Tatiana answers this question and takes you on a journey through the mesmerizing realm of color in embroidery and opens up a world of possibilities.
Beginning with clear information on what materials are needed, you are then taken to:
  • How to take a practical hands-on approach to planning, covering color choice, thread choice and stitch choice – all explained along with invaluable personal notes from this famed embroiderer. 
  • 4 'Day’ and ‘Night' embroidery designs with 2 versions of each as each is worked on a light and upon dark fabric background. Each pair uses one design but varies the colors of the threads and fabric, along with certain details, to give 2 distinctly different results.
  • 4 'Doodle designs' allow you to produce a finished piece while you practice the stitches needed for the more ambitious 'light and night' projects: Happy, Birthday, Tiny the Snail, Goldfish, and Columbine
  • A full stitch index is included to give instant access to nearly 100 crewelwork stitches, from alternate stem stitch to woven wheel.
  • Includes Color & Conversion Charts for DMC an Appleton fibers
Step-by-step pictures and supporting diagrams make the steps easy to follow, with every aspect of the craft given lavish and in-depth attention, and full-sized templates for these ambitious and impressive designs are included

About the Author

Tatiana Popova is a Ukrainian embroiderer. She learnt to stitch at an early age, inspired by her mother and grandmother's embroidery, and for a time she pursued her passion for stitching by studying a huge variety of embroidery styles and techniques, both at school and in her own time. Tatiana studied Floristry Design at university, but soon after graduating she discovered the world of embroidery. She started her own business, Little Owl Smart Crafts Company, producing kits for silk ribbon and crewel embroidery. Tatiana participates in a number of craft shows all around the world, including the UK, USA and Japan, and annually teaches at the Bead & Button Show in the USA. 
You can find out more about Tatiana and her work on her website,
Product Details
ISBN: 9781800922716
ISBN-10: 180092271X
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: November 12th, 2024
Pages: 176
Language: English