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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 14 June 2024
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800922488
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 228x250 mm
  • Illustrations: 500
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: £17.99
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Chloe Giordano Needlepainted Woodland Animals

£17.99

Exquisite embroidered art by Chloe Giordano

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Book Description

"Utterly amazing! The embroidery work of Chloe Giordano is delicate, tiny, beautiful, realistic, adorable, detailed, perfect there are so many adjectives you could use to describe her work!" Mary Corbet, Needle 'n Thread

A beautiful in-depth, practical guide to the exquisite textile art of renowned embroiderer, Chloe Giordano, now expanded with fresh insights and three inspiring new artworks.

Take a walk through the stunning stitched world of renowned embroiderer Chloe Giordano, and discover not only her unique way of working with sewing thread but also a sublime collection of her exquisite textile art, inspired by her love of the natural world. This expanded paperback edition gives fresh insight into the ways Chloe's style is evolving and developing, and contains three new artworks, each containing insights into her creative process.

Taking one project from conception through to completion, see how Chloe plans her designs, chooses colours, selects threads, blends colours and finally stitches her designs in order to create her beautifully detailed embroideries. Packed with Chloe's guidance on every aspect of the process, including hooping and framing, this book will inspire you to create stunning thread paintings of your own.

In the second part of the book, Chloe showcases her popular, intricate embroideries that celebrate wildlife both big and small from foxes, fawns through to hares, rabbits, mice and more. All are accompanied by the back story and inspiration behind the piece, offering a fascinating and exclusive look into Chloe's creative process.

For needle-painting that will astound you with its lifelike, delicate beauty pick up this book and get lost in the magical woodland art of Chloe Giordano.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Equipment & materials 8
Inspiration 12
Composing an image 14
Thinking about colour 18
Preparing the hoop 26
Transferring the design 28

Starting to work 30
Creating a design: ‘Fawn’ 32

Finishing embroidery 40

THE EMBROIDERIES
Hares 44, Foxes 68, Fawns 90, Rabbits 112, Deeper into the Forest 140

Development & evolution 172
Fiat Lux 174, Starry Messenger 178, Sleeping Fawn 184

Last Word 190

About the Author

About Chloe Giordano

Chloe began to sew in the last year of her Illustration degree at the University of the West of England, and since graduating in 2011 she has continued to experiment with freehand embroidery, using sewing thread and hand-dyed fabrics. Her clients include Vintage Books and Penguin, for whom she has designed the book cover for The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick.

Chloe is regarded as one of the world’s top embroiderers and has been featured on numerous textile art websites, including Textile Artist, This Is Collossal, as well as Mary Corbet’s Needle ‘n Thread and Bored Panda. Based in York, UK, she sells her original pieces, prints and greetings cards on Etsy and through her website www.chloegiordano.com.

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