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Now available on Amazon and all good online book sellers: a new book by Tatiana Popova 'Crewel Embroidery: 7 enchanting designs inspired by fairy-tales'
Publisher: Search Press, United Kingdom
Crewel stitches and techniques: 100
Date of publishing: February 2020
'Absolutely stunning book! Tatiana tells folktales which link to each element of the design. These are stand alone designs which can be either embroidered individually or combined to make the gorgeous Tree of Life design seen on the cover. Stitch instructions are provided in alphabetical order for all the stitches used and the photographs are stunning. This is a truly exquisite book, I own a LOT of embroidery books, but this is definitely one of my favourites'. Mr. N. J. Richardson
'This is an exquisitely beautiful crewel embroidery book. The illustrations and instructions are excellent. The projects are lovely'.
And a sneak peek... Designs for crewel embroidery featured in the book, all available in kit form, just follow the links below:
Order them either directly from our web site (see Crewel Patterns page), or at my Etsy shop, TatianaPopovaCrafts.
Crewel Embroidery: 7 enchanting designs inspired by fairy-tales
The book will be devoted to five fairy-tales / novels for children and adults, all well-known and - as they seem to be - in top favourite all around the globe:
- Cinderella by Sharles Perrault (first published in Paris in 1697)
- The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen (1838, Copenhagen, Kingdom of Denmark),
- Scarlet Sails by Alexander Grin (1923, Russia),
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (first published in Chicago in 1900) and
- Karolcia by Maria Krueger (1959, Poland).
Aimed for beginners
...as well as for experienced embroiderers and to everybody who enjoys creativity, experimenting with stitches and playing around with textures and techniques.
More than 90 stitches and author`s techniques would be there in the book, all in step-by-step photographs and - where necessary - associative memorizing tips to make the study process easier and funnier.
"A huge lot of pictures!"
There really would be a lot of them there in the book. In a word, there is an attempt to reduce the text whensoever possible. Psychologists have found people are more likely to follow diagrams and to study images rather then to read instructions.
Easy to stitch
Some of us hate silk shading, do not we? There would be tips in the book on how to avoid it, to replace it, and even projects excluding silk shading (long and short stitching a. k. a. needlepainting) at all!
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