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Stumpwork Dragonflies

Stumpwork Dragonflies

  • Author: Jane Nicholas
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781863512626
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 96
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The dragonfly's elegant and unique shape, fragile iridescent wings, mystical beadlike eyes, and shimmering colors have fascinated needleworkers for centuries - and no form of stitchery captures its textures, vivid pigments, and dimensionality better than stumpwork. These magnificent designs take their inspiration from embroidery done as far back as the 16th century and from throughout the world. Incorporating a variety of materials and techniques, each pattern builds works of mesmerizing beauty. Includes detailed sections on anatomy and a dazzling 'specimen box' of dragonfly types.

Stumpwork Embroidery Designs and Projects

Stumpwork Embroidery Designs and Projects

  • Author: Jane Nicholas
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9781863512084
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 160
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Originating in the 17th century, stumpwork embroidery creates beautiful raised designs with satin backgrounds, padding, and motifs often embellished with beads. Designer and author Jane Nicholas details 19 projects containing 28 motifs of field flowers, pansies, wildlife, and other features applied to apparel and household decorations. Includes hundreds of illustrations and photos.

Dragonfly Beetle Butterfly Bee

Dragonfly Beetle Butterfly Bee

  • Author: Maryjo Koch
  • Publisher: Smithmark Pub
  • ISBN: 9780765107619
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 128
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The often invisible world of insect life, thrumming beneath our feet and high above our head, is revealed here as to an outsider visiting a private, secret land. Weaving instructive text about metamorphosis, locomotion, pollination, camouflage, and migration with lyrical selections of poetry and prose from Shakespeare, Tennyson, and others, 'Dragonfly Beetle Butterfly Bee' informs as it entertains.

- Z of Stumpwork

- Z of Stumpwork

  • Author: Country Bumpkin
  • Publisher: Search Press Limited
  • ISBN: 1781268630
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 128
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With its beginnings in seventeenth century England, stumpwork is today making a revival. Come join us for an exciting journey into the world of raised embroidery. There are over 400 clear step-by-step photographs and instructions presented in five easy to use sections and 20 stunning designs from around the world. Each design is beautifully presented with colour photography, easy to follow instructions and full size pattern. There is expert advice on the materials and tools you need to ensure success and enjoyment, and tips and hints to help you perfect your stitches and techniques.

Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches

Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches

  • Author: Mary Thomas,Jan Eaton
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square
  • ISBN: 9781570761188
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 208
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First published in 1934, Mary Thomas' book has long been a favorite of novice and experienced embroiderers alike. Updated by Jan Eaton, it pictures and describes over 400 embroidery stitches arranged by usage, ranging from basic outline and border stitches to more complex detached-filling and pulled-fabric stitches. This is an outstanding reference book that will enable all needle-workers to master the art of embroidery.

The American Biology Teacher

The American Biology Teacher

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biology
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Library Journal

Library Journal

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Libraries
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Textile Nature

Textile Nature

Embroidery techniques inspired by the natural world

  • Author: Anne Kelly
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • ISBN: 1849944067
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 304
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An inspirational guide to using nature in textile art, with step-by-step projects Plants, flowers, gardens, insects and birds are a rich source of inspiration for artists and designers of all kinds. This beautiful guide demonstrates how to get the most out of your surroundings to create original and unique pieces in textiles. Beginning with a chapter on drawing from nature, the book demonstrates how to use sketchbooks and create mood boards to explore your local environment and landscape. The author demonstrates how to make small pieces such as folding books based on observational drawing and stitch. Moving on to a section on floral inspiration, the author shows how to use plants and flowers in your work, from using stencilled flower motifs as embellishment to printing with plants onto fabric and making simple relief prints. Finally, the taking flight chapter demonstrates how to move into three-dimensions and sculptural work with birds and insects made from cloth. Featuring step-by-step projects as well as work from contemporary artists, makers and collaborative groups throughout, this practical and beautiful guide shows how practitioners of all kinds can draw from the natural world for making and inspiration.