Crewel Twists

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Tags: Crewel twists, Hazel Blomkamp, 2012, BC Paperback, Search Press, 9781844488483, 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 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.

• A fresh take on Jacobean embroidery

• Materials and techniques to inspire

• Beautiful, decorative embroidery projects for your home

ISBN 9781844488483
Author Hazel Blomkamp
Edition BC Paperback
No. Of Pages 144
Publication Date 9 February 2012
Publisher Search Press
Dimensions 193.00000000 x 260.00000000
Weight 498.00000000

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