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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 15 August 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800921306
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £8.50 (1 available)
  • Size: 193x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: £16.99
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Crewel Animal Portraits


6 stunning projects in Jacobean embroidery by Hazel Blomkamp

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Book Description

Renowned embroiderer and best-selling author, Hazel Blomkamp, is back with a brand new book in the popular Crewel series.

In this fifth title in Hazel Blomkamp’s series on crewel embroidery with a twist, the focus is on animal portraits. Crewel Animal Portraits is a celebration of Hazel’s signature techniques: a wide variety of surface/crewel stitches, some of which are brand new, and many with a different take, or different ways of combining stitches to make them more interesting.

Also included are needle lace techniques used as embroidery stitches, loom weaving techniques modified for embroidery, and unique combinations of both of these. The incorporation of beads and crystals adds even more dazzle to the intricate designs. There are six projects, each explained with detailed step-by-step instructions and clear photographs, with design templates and a full stitch gallery providing everything readers need to recreate them with ease. The sumptuous and inspiring projects comprise a tiger, lion, zebra, giraffe, monkey and leopard.

For embroiderers looking for something different and new to stitch, and for those keen to challenge themselves with more complex embroidery techniques, this book is a must-have.

Table of Contents


Embroidery stitches, Needle lace stitches, Needle weaving patterns, Bead embroidery stitches, 3-Dimensional bead embroidery techniques

Barry the Tiger, Neville the Lion, Bob the Monkey, Frank the Zebra, Gladness the Giraffe, Brenda the Leopard


About the Author

About Hazel Blomkamp

Hazel Blomkamp has taught embroidery and beadwork in South Africa for over 20 years. She is the author of Crewel TwistsCrewel IntentionsCrewel CreaturesHand-Stitched Crazy Patchwork, two stitch guide books  Needle Lace Techniques and Needle Weaving Techniques  and has collaborated on Freestyle Embroidered Mandalas with Di van Niekerk and Monique Day-Wilde. She is a regular contributor to local and overseas publications. Hazel runs a busy website from home, providing embroidery kits and supplies to the four corners of the earth. Travelling extensively both around South Africa and abroad to teach and promote her work, she is regularly invited to teach at international conventions. Her teaching has taken her to Australia, New Zealand, Western and Eastern Europe, North America and Asia.


Stitch Magazine

Hazel Blomkamp is back with a new book in the popular Crewel series. If you're hankering after big, complex, designs, these sumptuous animal portraits, often beautifully embellished with floral sections, should provide an enjoyable challenge. You'll use a wide variety of stitches, some of which are brand new, or a twist on traditional crewelwork, to bring to life a tiger, lion, zebra, giraffe, monkey and leopard.

Amazon Customer Review

I have all of Hazel's books. This one is especially colorful and challenging. Her use of multiple types of stitches and flosses add texture and dimension to the work. An experienced stitcher will enjoy the designs as printed. Newer stitches will find alot here to inspire them and can work on smaller sections of the designs to gain experience. I encourage all needleworkers to add this to their libraries.

Inspirations, All Stitched Up!

To add to her beautiful and vast collection, Hazel has now released another fabulous book that, this time, gives prominence to the tiger, lion, zebra, giraffe, monkey and leopard.

In and of themselves these animals are already spectacular subjects to stitch, but after they have received a Hazel Blomkamp Crewel Make Over were now talking next level stunning.

If youre looking for projects that are a pleasure and a joy to stitch, and a book title that will keep your non-stitching friends wondering what on earth you do in your spare time, Cruel, sorry, Crewel Animal Portraits is the book for you.

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