Renowned embroiderer and best-selling author, Hazel Blomkamp, is back with a brand new book in the popular Crewel series.
In this fifth title in Hazel Blomkamp’s series on crewel embroidery with a twist, the focus is on animal portraits. Crewel Animal Portraits is a celebration of Hazel’s signature techniques: a wide variety of surface/crewel stitches, some of which are brand new, and many with a different take, or different ways of combining stitches to make them more interesting.
Also included are needle lace techniques used as embroidery stitches, loom weaving techniques modified for embroidery, and unique combinations of both of these. The incorporation of beads and crystals adds even more dazzle to the intricate designs. There are six projects, each explained with detailed step-by-step instructions and clear photographs, with design templates and a full stitch gallery providing everything readers need to recreate them with ease. The sumptuous and inspiring projects comprise a tiger, lion, zebra, giraffe, monkey and leopard.
For embroiderers looking for something different and new to stitch, and for those keen to challenge themselves with more complex embroidery techniques, this book is a must-have.
Table of Contents
TIPS BEFORE STARTING
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
GENERAL PROJECT INSTRUCTIONS
STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES
Embroidery stitches, Needle lace stitches, Needle weaving patterns, Bead embroidery stitches, 3-Dimensional bead embroidery techniques
Barry the Tiger, Neville the Lion, Bob the Monkey, Frank the Zebra, Gladness the Giraffe, Brenda the Leopard