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Crewel and Surface Embroidery (Milner Craft) [Paperback]

Trish Burr
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Book Description

2 Jun 2008 Milner Craft
In a fusion of crewel and surface embroidery, this work mixes thread painting and Australian wool embroidery. With illustrations and step-by-step instructions, it features 17 projects that use the minimum of stitches to create exciting effects. It also includes photographs, illustrations and row-by-row colour keys to help complete the projects.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Sally Milner Publishing Pty Ltd (2 Jun 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1863513779
  • ISBN-13: 978-1863513777
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 20.8 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 282,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Trish Burr is a self taught embroiderer. She was born and raised in Zimbabwe. In 2004 she moved to the Western Cape in South Africa with her husband and their three children.

She teaches and gives talks at workshops and guilds in South Africa, and contributes internationally to needlework magazines and other publications.

Her projects are mainly floral but she has recently expanded her work to include birds and portraits, devising means to include minute details in her subjects. Her emphasis on light and shadow brings her embroidery alive and her artistic use of colour further enhances the three dimensional effects in her work.

Trish is recognized for her unique style of long and short stitch embroidery. She has spent many years researching this technique and willingly shares this knowledge with fellow embroiderers. To quote in her own words:

"We need to keep hand embroidery alive, but if we hug our ideas to ourselves, they will become lost and worthless in the future. If I give you a gift, I no longer have it, you do. However, if I give you an idea then we both have it, and if you share this idea with others then we have multiplied it, expanded on it and watch it grow."

For more information on kits and products see online at www.trishburr.co.za.

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Karenplatt.co.uk: The inspirational floral designs in this embroidery book were themselves inspired by the work of master decorative painters in the USA and Australia and also by the Zhostovo folk art style of Russia. They are portrayed in crewel and surface embroidery. Roses, poppies, lavender and much more is found here. The interpretations by Trish Burr are talented, the colours beautifully blended. Each step-by-step project is accompanied by materials and colour guidance as well as clear instructions. The book also has a superb introduction and stitches. It is suitable for beginners to advanced embroiderers with a skill grading for each project. This 144-page book is superb for all lovers of floral rendition.

About the Author

Trish Burr is a self-taught embroiderer who hungrily consumes all aspects of this fine craft. Through research and practice she has developed this individual technique of surface embroidery.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another gem from Trish 9 Oct 2009
By Elaine B Reader TOP 1000 REVIEWER
With clear step by step instructions for 17 achievable projects this is another wonderful book from Trish Burr. Projects start at beginner level and move on - first up is a poppy with buds, this is followed by various roses and then daisies with sprays. Intermediate projects are built on these with more poppies, roses, lavender and daisies, we finish off with golden flowers, white poppies with blue berries, dog roses with ribbon and daisies, dog roses with grasses and flowers. Projects are graded and each builds on skills learned before. You only need a minimum of stitches to achieve wonderful effects, and all you need to know is included, the book is in a format which makes it easy to follow and is suitable for embroiderers of all skill levels. Nice blend of different thread types too, like the mix of wool with silk and cotton. Enjoy using this one, interesting book.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners 22 Oct 2010
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I have done a lot of cross-stitch and found that it was no longer challenging. I have always admired embroidery but never in a million years thought that I would be able to do it. I bought this book on the other recommendations and it has been a god-send.

I started off with a 'Poppy' design by Anchor designed for beginners and I've impressed myself. The progress is slower than with cross-stitch but then the stitches are different, closer together and the work is meant to be made to a higher standard. I am now on to my second project and it is already much better.

Please don't look at the front of the book and think that you can't do it - you can, you just need confidence and this book!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely stunning!! 18 Oct 2008
if you dabble in pure embroidery, then this is the book for you !!
it gives clear and precise instructions and the photos are extremely inspirational,making you want to achieve perfection!!!
i have just finished my first project and i am elated!!!
many thanks to TRISH BURR the author for sharing her expertise!!!!!!
chris Richards
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disapointed 26 Jun 2014
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A nice book bot it is American and a lot of the materials threads are not available locally so there are only a few patterns I can use so not really a lot of use to me
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4.0 out of 5 stars long and short stitch 14 Feb 2011
bel libro, piacevole alla lettura ma non adatto a principianti, preferisco di gran lunga il precedente ((A collection of flowers)
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