The Needlework Garden: Inspiring Designs for Creative Embroidery

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Chronicle Books, 1989 - Crafts & Hobbies - 141 pages
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Presently enjoying a great resurgence of popularity, embroidery has been used for centuries to create items that are both beautiful and functional. This craft has now been combined with the beauty of the English garden in this new how-to book, containing over 120 full-color illustrations.

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1cm fin applique Back Stitch backing fabric Basketweave baste beetroot Blanket Stitch blue blue velvet border bumble bees button mushrooms Buttonhole Stitch canvas canvaswork carefully carrot cauliflowers centre Chain Stitches colour colourfast corner Coton Perle thread cottage garden cotton Cranberry Crayola crayons crochet hook crocus Cross Stitch cushion pad design lines design pattern dog rose dog violet draw duvet Ecru effect embroidered embroidery hoop embroidery stitches Encroaching Straight Stitch evenweave excess fabric fabric transfer Fishbone flowering plants flowers fold forget-me-not frame French Knots Fuchsia garden gently gillyflower give Gobelin grape hyacinth graph paper green thread Grey herb herb garden hollyhock However jagged edge kapok knot garden ladybirds layers leaf leaf shapes leaves lesser celandine linen Loden Loden Green machine stitch masking tape matching Mauve motif mushroom picture needle onto the fabric pale green pale pink patches Paterna pelmet petals picots piece pillowcase Pin and baste Pink plants polyester quilted radish raw edges readymade remove any creases ribbon right side rows sachet Satin Stitch seam line sepals sewing machine sewing thread shades of green shape Single Chain Stitches skein Slip Stitches Spring Green square stamens steam iron Stem Stitch stitch along Stitch around stitchery stranded embroidery thread strawberry flower strip Stumpwork Tent Stitch three strands thyme tie-back tiny Straight Stitches together trace the design trace-off pattern tracing paper transfer pencil transfer the design Trim away twisted vegetable washcloth wooden embroidery wrong side yarn Yellow

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