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  • Publisher: Inspirations Studios
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 04 October 2016
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9780992314460
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 240x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 170
  • Pages: 164
  • RRP: £22.99
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A Passion for Needlework


by Inspirations Studios

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Book Description

Every project in A Passion for Needlework is an adventure. There are 12 brand new stitching masterpieces each hand selected to delight your senses and evoke passion.

A Passion For Needlework showcases exquisite and innovative hand stitched pieces presented like never before. Twelve brand new masterpieces with each project revealing its own story through galleries of lush photography, evocative imagery and meticulous how-to instructions, all for your stitching pleasure. The projects in the book are provided by the following contributors Lorna Bateman, Trish Burr, Jo Butcher, Alison Cole, Julie Kniedl, Deborah Love, Jenny McWhinney, Jane Nicholas, Susan O'Connor, Elisabetta Sforza and Judy Wilford. A Passion For Needlework will delight your senses and evoke your passion.

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About Inspirations Studios

With a rich history forged with needle and thread, Inspirations Studios publishes the world’s most beautiful needlework books and magazines. They are based in Australia; for more information visit www.inspirationsstudios.com.



A tour de force of 12 breathtaking needlework projects. This large format book is an inspiration to all who love to stitch. The photography is sublime and the projects are stunning. Exquisite hand-stitched masterpieces with complete, detailed, how to instructions. From the stitched dogwood, berries, flowers and birds to leaves and woodland scenes, the projects enchant. These projects will become heirlooms. Includes a lift-out pattern sheet. Simply beautiful just to look at. This book is in a class of its own.

Mary Corbet's Needle 'n Thread

Prepare yourself for Something Stunning.

Im telling you, this book is all about beauty and presentation! If you want a needlework book to drool over, to sigh over, to practically cry over this is it.

A Passion for Needlework, published this year by Inspirations, features a drop-dead-gorgeous collection of needlework projects that will woo you into a dreamy world of dazzling, delightful, sumptuous embroidery.

Whether you buy this book for inspiration, for instruction, or just for decoration, youre definitely going to want it in your library (or, more likely, on your coffee table!). Put it on your Christmas wish list!

When I pre-ordered A Passion for Needlework from Book Depository, I really had no idea what to expect from the book, beyond one thing: I knew it would be beautiful.

Why? Because it's coming from Inspirations. They publish the world's most beautiful embroidery magazine. Their books have always been equally beautiful.

Meandering around one day through lists of upcoming needlework books, I came across this one. I thought, That will be a pretty book. And my readers will want to know about it. And so I'll order it.

That's as far as my thinking process went. I pretty much forgot about the book until it arrived week before last.

When I opened the package, I just wasn't prepared!

I don't know if I've ever been flabbergasted by an embroidery book. But I think this one did it. It's just that pretty.

See, the book is huge and I dont mean size-wise. While its a nicely sized book (9.5 x 11, about 1/2 thick, nice cover, good quality paper, amazing color, and a satin ribbon bookmark to boot), the huge impact comes from the photos of the needlework within.

This is a book that gets close and personal with all the embroidery!

The whole book revolves around the photography of the twelve projects that unfold inside its cover.

For every project, youll find close-up photos that show astonishing stitching detail.

This is eye candy at its best!

The projects in A Passion for Needlework range from colorful silk embroidery, to whitework embroidery, elegant monogramming, stumpwork, textured embroidery, scenic embroidery. It is quite an array!

For the floral enthusiast, the book is a goldmine. Youll find Jane Nicholass stumpwork floral creations, Susan OConnors contemporary interpretations of 17th century floral stitchery

and floral accents on delicate linen surrounding decorative initials.

But theres much more than flowers here!

Jenny McWhinneys Falling Leaves projects which include a tree bedecked in autumn splendor and an owl surrounded by fall foliage is especially captivating this time of year!

Other projects include a whitework and drawn thread piece, stumpwork berries and leaves, a highly textured beach scene, and a proud peacock in stumpwork and other techniques, from designers Deborah Love, Lorna Bateman, Judy Wilford, Alison Cole.

Youll find Trish Burr doing what she does best, with one of her exquisite needle painted birds; a sweet stumpwork posy by Julie Kniedl; a woodland scene by Jo Butcher featuring birch bark so real you could almost peel it.

Twelve projects in all and every one of them, gorgeous!

The book begins with a photographic overview of all the projects, with a little blurb about each one.

Then, its broken down into the individual projects.

Each project begins with a detailed list of stitches used and materials required.

The instructions for the project follow next, with enough detail to follow along and succeed in reproducing it.

The book is not super-heavy on instruction, though, making it more suitable, I think, for someone who is already a fairly competent stitcher although the projects range in difficulty, so it really depends on your personal level and your motivation to work the project!

Some of the instructions rely more on text than on visual aids. When reading through each project from start to finish, though, the written instructions are clear. In most cases, the designer takes you step by step through each detail.

Some projects include step-by-step photos for the various techniques employed

while others rely on small diagrams here and there to clarify the text.

In the back of the book, theres a brief stitch glossary with diagrams for all the basic stitches employed in the various projects.

And finally, in the very back of the book in true Inspirations fashion youll find a pull out section with all the patterns.


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