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  • Publisher: Quarto
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 07 June 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9780760375365
  • Stock: 8 in stock
  • Size: 222x296 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £16.99
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Beautiful Birds


Easy techniques for learning to embroider a variety of colorful birds, including a cardinal, a barn owl, and a puffin by Beth Hoyes

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A step-by-step guide to stitching colourful, realistic birds from around the world using the popular thread painting technique.

Learn to create a variety of birds and their habitats following the newest embroidery trend: thread painting. Thread painting is the name for using single strands of embroidery floss to create lifelike images with beautifully blended gradients of colour and detail. Through a collection of 12 patterns that progress from beginner through more advanced, aspiring and established embroidery artists will discover how to employ the art of thread painting to create a range of popular birds and waterfowl from around the world.

After learning the basics of how to create gradients and blend colours, anyone can create incredible embroidered masterpieces. Beautiful Birds includes a primer on embroidery materials, setup, and thread painting techniques. The patterns provided indicate where each colour should go and when the gradients should begin. Each pattern comes with clear instructions and reference images of the finished project. Perfect for needlepoint artists of all skill levels, there is no better time to learn how to create beautiful birds in embroidery.

About the Author

About Beth Hoyes

Beth Hoyes is an embroidery artist and art therapist. Originally from the United Kingdom and now based in Denver, Colorado, USA, Beth runs a small embroidery business, Rabbit Hat Designs. Beth started embroidering while going through the shift of moving countries a few years ago and fell in love with the process. Beth seeks to share her love of nature and the power of making, connecting people to creatures and botanicals, as well as sharing the joy and soothing of learning to stitch through her DIY embroidery patterns and kits.

When she's not embroidering, Beth can be found out and about in the Rocky Mountains, USA, with her husband in their camper van. To see more of Beth’s work, visit her Instagram @rabbithatdesigns


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Get stuck into the latest embroidery trend, thread painting. Embroidery Made Easy: Beautiful Birds by Beth Hoyes introduces you to more colourful birds each in their unique habitats, including a puffin cardinal, and barn owl. You'll love this selection of 12 amazing patterns and a primer on embroidery materials, setup, and thread painting techniques. Ideal for both beginners and seasoned stitchers, it's a great opportunity to spice up your living space.

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