Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Embroidery

Two embroidery books coming soon that I can't wait to get my hands on!

Miniature Needle Painting Embroidery: Vintage Portraits, Florals & Birds by Trish Burr
Sally Milner Publishing, pub. March 3rd 2015
ISBN: 978-1863514705

Small, embroidered "paintings" can have all the detail, form, and beauty of a larger piece, except they're much quicker to stitch! These fresh and appealing designs all capture the pretty, romantic images typical of the Victorian and post-Victorian eras. All the projects—which include traditional portraits, birds, and flowers—have detailed thread diagrams, and easy-to-follow instructions teach the basic stitches.

Secret Garden Embroidery: 15 projects for your stitching pleasure by Sophie Simpson
Pavilion, pub. May 19th 2015        
ISBN: 978-1910231180

Welcome back to the magical world of What Delilah Did! Picking up where Storyland Cross Stitch left off, this enchanting stitchery guide follows Delilah as she comes upon a secret garden right next door and meets its lively and eccentric owner. All the embroidered projects here capture the flora, fauna, and other wonderful curiosities that fill Delilah's newly discovered horticultural haven. Using a range of techniques, you can stitch birds, bees, blooming flowers, and other colorful, nature-inspired items.

Check out these embroidery Mystery fiction series while you wait:

 The Quick and the Thread by Amanda Lee (An Embroidery Mystery #1), pub 2010

Dire Threads by Janet Bolin (Threadsville Mystery #1), pub. 2011

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