Crewel Twists: Fresh Ideas for Jacobean Embroidery

Crewel Twists Fresh Ideas for Jacobean Embroidery Whether you refer to it as crewel or Jacobean this free form of surface embroidery has been around for centuries and is still popular amongst needle artists today Because of the nature of the fancifu

  • Title: Crewel Twists: Fresh Ideas for Jacobean Embroidery
  • Author: Hazel Blomkamp
  • ISBN: 9781844488483
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Paperback
  • Whether you refer to it as crewel or Jacobean, this free form of surface embroidery has been around for centuries and is still popular amongst needle artists today Because of the nature of the fanciful objects and the tradition of using a large variety of stitches in one project, it lends itself to endless creative expression In this book Hazel Blomkamp uses a wide selecWhether you refer to it as crewel or Jacobean, this free form of surface embroidery has been around for centuries and is still popular amongst needle artists today Because of the nature of the fanciful objects and the tradition of using a large variety of stitches in one project, it lends itself to endless creative expression In this book Hazel Blomkamp uses a wide selection of materials to update techniques and inspire embroiderers to explore whilst working loosely within the confines of crewel work styles She shows needle artists how to be creative with fabric, threads, beads and alternative stitches, borrowing techniques from other forms of needlework, and still producing a product that is typical of the crewel or Jacobean style of embroidery.The original designs include Projects including beads and metal threads to add sparkle and texture to your work Monochrome embroidery making use of a variety of threads and beads, all within the same colour range Techniques employed in needle made laces with designs defined by means of texture More traditional embroidery including shading and satin stitch and the many variations of trellis couching to provide texture and interest The completed embroideries are displayed in ways that are not only decorative, but are useful in the home.

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    1. Really terrific designs with exotic threads and lots of beading. I enjoy the eye candy even if I never stitch one of the designs. Her instructions and illustrations for stitches are superb and I have been using them to help me with more traditional crewel work. It's both useful and beautiful.

    2. I found it a welcome new affordable book in this area which doesn't experience a lot of new publications. I enjoyed the general tips chapter which brought a touch of 21st century common sense. From advice for when consulting your optometrist to using knots to start, (shock, horror), the uses of superglue.I don't think it's for beginners and it is heavy on the use of beading, but again, be creative and adapt patterns to suit yourself. I especially enjoyed finding fuschias included in one pattern. [...]

    3. An awesome book. Hilarious general instructions. Clear easy to follow instructions with each section you work on highlighted with the rest of the designs faded out slightly. The designs are to die for. Traditional but with definate modern twists. A lot of beading. Caution though the beads that are used are not widely available (not in nz anyway). But you can order full kits from her website and these are sent quickly.

    4. Beautiful! Crewel is something I want to learn in the next few years and this book and a new modern spin on it, while keeping the fundamentals. I'm excited to delve into this world more.

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