178 Herbs, grasses and flowers. Aimed at the beginner through to the expert.
Wool embroidery is a very quick and rewarding way to embroider your favourite flower or plant. In this comprehensive Encyclopedia crewel wools (also known as embroidery wools) and tapestry wool are used. Spring bulbs and cottage garden flowers, herbs and grasses, Australian natives and North American Wildflowers, Blossom garland, roses, fuchsias and wisteria are the chapters of this book describing the 178 original designs. Included are easy to follow step by step directions with a fine line drawing beside these directions. Working repeatedly with some of the most basic embroidery stitches, a simple straight stitch complemented with lazy daisy and French knots create the majority of the 178 flowers designed for this book. Many embroiderer’s have worked the flowers, herbs and grasses designed for this book with silk and cotton threads as well as the wool threads recommended. Embroidered Plant index. Included in all books is a guide for needles, fabric, ribbons and threads, stitch glossary, detailed step by step instructions for you to create your own flowers.