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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 February 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782214519
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 450
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP Price: £17.99
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Hand-stitched Landscapes and Flowers


10 charming embroidery projects with templates by Katrina Witten

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Book Description

Create beautiful landscapes and flowers using hand-stitching and layered organza.

Hand-stitched Landscapes and Flowers is a beautiful exploration of the potential of embroidery in depicting the natural world.

Katrina Witten, who is a regular on crafts channel Hochanda, uses no more than six simple stitches for each embroidery, plus delicate embellishments and an array of techniques and fabrics to portray pastoral scenes of fields, flowers and creatures with eye-catching three-dimensional effects. 

There are ten detailed projects to try, depicting, among others, a hedgerow, a bluebell-emblazoned woodland, sunflowers, a poppy field and a summer scene of buddleia, butterflies and bees.

Table of Contents

Materials and fabrics: Threads and yarns
Equipment: Embellishments
Inspiration: Designing an embroidery
The stitches
Techniques: Mounting fabric in a spring tension hoop
Working with organza
Applying beads
Melting out appliqué motifs
Achieving three-dimensional effects:
Rocks and pebbles
Loose grasses
Dry-stone walls
Flower centres

The projects:
Hedgerow with Cow Parsley
Woodland with Bluebells
Butterfly pincushion
Poppy Field
Oriental Poppies
Flower Doodles

Moving on:
Buddleia, Bee and Butterflies


About the Author

About Katrina Witten

Katrina Witten is the embroiderer, designer and inspiration behind Rowandean Embroidery, a small family company designing and making some of the finest hand-stitched kits on the market today. Inspired by the countryside and nature, Rowandean's designs are for all ages and abilities, and the quality of their translation into stitch is outstanding.

From an early age, Katrina has always had an interest in embroidery. She trained as a teacher and then taught textiles in Derbyshire, UK, for twelve years. Inspired by her love of stitching, she started exhibiting nationally at craft and art shows, which led to the setting-up of Rowandean Embroidery in 1989. Katrina and her husband Ted have focused on selling their kits to the craft trade, and over the twenty-eight years in which they have been in business, they have constantly adapted to new trends and grown their global presence. A large part of their success is the personal contact they enjoy with their customers, whether it be through workshops, at trade events or in publications. Rowandean Embroidery exhibits in London, Paris, Dublin, Harrogate, Edinburgh and Birmingham in the UK; Katrina has also held workshops in Japan, Canada and the US.

Katrina is a regular demonstrator on craft channel Hochanda.

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