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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback with pocket and 1 pattern sheet
  • Publication: 05 July 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215783
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 500
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP Price: £17.99
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Embroidered Country Gardens


Create beautiful hand-stitched floral designs inspired by nature by Lorna Bateman

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Book Description

Learn how to embroider all the elements of a typical English country garden and then apply your knowledge to create twelve exciting projects to keep or give as gifts.

Be inspired to embroider all the elements of an idyllic English country garden. Suitable for beginners as well as accomplished embroiderers, Lorna Bateman’s beautiful book includes 12 practical projects for you to make and adorn with exquisite floral motifs.

Lorna walks you through a variety of stitches including raised and textured stitches, teaching you to embroider individual flowers with them and how to incorporate these into an original garden motif. For the nature enthusiast, there is plenty to get excited about: an AZ of English garden flowers and how to stitch them; a section on stitching common garden insects; and how to embroider iconic garden imagery such as birdbaths and garden ornaments.

Roses are the archetypal cottage flower and Lorna describes how to incorporate a climbing rose, rose spray and standard rose in your designs.

Embroidered Country Gardens is peppered throughout with seeds of wisdom: invaluable hints and tips from the author to help you develop your own skills and unique style. As well as step-by-step instructions, there are also detailed photographs, outline template drawings and a fully illustrated AZ of stitches.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Tools and materials 8
Preparation 26
AZ of stitches 40
AZ of garden flowers 52
In my country garden 72
Designing your own garden 84
The projects 88
Wall art 94
Sewing bag 98
Glasses case 104
Magnifier cover 108
Needle case 112
Pencil case 116
Beginner’s pincushion 120
Pincushion 124
Scissor keeper 126
Tape measure cover 130
Thimble pip 134
Thread catcher 138
Finishing off your work 142
Patterns for tracing 152
Index 160

About the Author

About Lorna Bateman

Lorna Bateman is passionate about embroidery, nature and teaching. She has been working full-time as an embroidery teacher and designer since 1989. Her teaching has taken her all over the UK, to her native South Africa, as well as Russia, France and the USA. In 2002, Lorna launched her own embroidery designs in kit form, available from her website Lorna lives near Alton in Hampshire, UK.


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I am very passionate about embroidery, I think the art of stitching fabulous designs lie in the ways of the teacher.

Lorna Bateman both expertly explains and demonstrates the craft, and her 'pictures' come alive in this very, very beautiful book.

The photography is stunning, and with the addition of templates, you will quickly be able to sew an amazing project. It will be easy to become a master of embroidery with just this one book.

Embroidered Country Gardens lists all the tools you will need, it also gives you a comprehensive guide to needles.... if you thought there was only one kind think again!!

The stitches are in A-Z order and what I loved was that each stitch is given a visual diagram, a hint and tip box and an easy to understand explanation.

There are 12 projects, each one is perfect to practice your stitches and once again comes with specialist advice on getting a professional finish to your work.

This is a must have book, inspired by nature it is quite divine.

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