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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 30 June 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920309
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: £25.00

The Kew Book of Nature Samplers (Library edition)


10 exquisite embroidery projects by Trish Burr

Book Description

This exquisite book, a follow-up to the massively successful Kew Book of Embroidered Flowers, is written by needlework expert Trish Burr in association with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

It features a starter project that introduces the reader to the most commonly used stitches, including long-and-short stitch, split stitch, satin stitch, bullions and French knots, then nine full sampler projects. The samplers feature a vast array of fauna and flora, including butterflies, bugs, birds, a rabbit and a hedgehog; lotuses, foxgloves, poppies, toadstools, and numerous wildflowers.

The book explains all the stitches needed, and gives thorough advice on preparation and choosing fabrics and threads including a handy thread conversion chart. All the projects are shown step-by-step, with an order of work diagram given where appropriate. The templates are included at full size.

This stunning yet practical book is a must-have for anyone interested in capturing the intricacy of nature in thread.

Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Introduction 8
What is needle painting? 10
Tools and materials 10
Preparation 16
Mounting your embroidery in a wooden hoop 20
Stitch instructions 22
Outlines 32
Raised embroidery 34
Natural dyeing 36
Stitching the projects 40
Useful advice before you start 40
Starter stitch sampler 44, Poppy sampler 54, Wildflower Sampler 60, Sacred lotus flower sampler 68, Breadseed poppy sampler 76
Barn owl sampler 90, Bunny sampler 104, Butterfly sampler 118
Pelargonium sampler 136, Dragonfly sampler 152
The templates 168
Using iron-on transfers 176

About the Author

About Trish Burr

Trish Burr is a self-taught and renowned embroiderer. Through research and practice she has developed this individual technique of surface embroidery. She is the author of several highly successful books including The Kew Book of Embroidered Flowers and Trish Burr's Embroidery Transfers. Trish lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information on Trish and her work visit www.trishbembroidery.com

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