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Long and Short Stitch Embroidery: A Collection of Flowers (Milner Craft) (Milner Craft Series) [Paperback]

Trish Burr
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Book Description

6 July 2006 Milner Craft Series
This title talks about embroidery as art, using long and short stitch. Trish Burr has selected beautiful flowers and interpreted them in her own unique style to present a stunning collection of embroideries. Meticulous in detail, these flowers are brought to life by the use of lustrous threads and an intuitive use of simple stitches. With clear step-by-step instructions and full size templates, this beautiful book will be a 'must-have' for any embroiderer's library. The features include: 21 beautiful projects easily achieved using the clear step-by-step instructions; useful diagrams for patterns and stitch directions, as well as colour keys; and well-known author with a unique style.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Sally Milner Publishing Pty Ltd (6 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1863513523
  • ISBN-13: 978-1863513524
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 21.1 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,401 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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Trish Burr has developed an individual approach to surface embroidery. In this book she concentrates on flowers and creates them in spectacular, detailed style. From beautiful magnolias to the flamboyant Gloriosa, from coy violas to blazing poppies, Trish captures the essence of the flowers in her works of art. Silk shading is recognised as one of the more challenging areas of embroidery and this book provides a comprehensive look at techniques for all skill levels. The book includes and introduction to materials, professional tips and a stitch directory. Colour-blending and needle-painting are covered in depth making this a good reference work. There are four flower starter projects, three smaller flowers to work and fourteen full-size projects. In addition there are many leaves to work. This 128 page book is brimming with glorious flowers that you will want to stitch.-KarenPlatt.co.uk This book is a delight; the embroideries look real and are an inspiration. The flower projects have careful drawings showing how to produce such lifelike pieces. The text is clear and progression easy to follow. The silk shading is carefully explained. After the introduction there are chapters on materials and techniques and 2 pages of tips; the one to step back from the work and study it is very good, we all need to rest our eyes and think about the work in hand. The stitch glossary leads naturally into the tips on improving silk shading and needlepainting. The first 4 projects are simple flower designs where all you've absorbed can be used. Progressively more complex designs test the stitchers ability to put onto operation all the author has explained. Years of teaching are obvious in the progression of projects and gentle text. The colour printing and profusion of flowers is also inspiring.-Megonline.co.uk

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. She is the author of the highly successful and beautiful book Redoute's Finest Flowers in Embroidery, published by Sally Milner Publishing in 2002.

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64 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for your collection 25 Sep 2006
Trish's book is absolutely beautiful, and a must have for everyone's collection. It is easy to read, easy to understand and illustrated in a way that the flowers seem to jump off the page. If you have not yet placed an order, do so and be prepared to spend a quiet relaxing evening just looking at this lovely book. It will make the non-stitcher want to learn to embroider..........
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference 10 Jan 2011
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This book is exactly what it says - a collection of flowers in long and short stitch. It is beautifully laid out, with clear instructions for the technique and what is required for each flower. It offers guidance which could be followed by a beginner but is also invaluable to someone who already has experience but wants to develop their skill. Once learned the skill can be applied to any flower or leaf. Invaluable for the embroiderer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great 16 Feb 2012
By suzyber
I found this book excellent with clear instructions and beautiful illustrations. Recommended by a friend I know many ladies who have bought it to help their learning of long and short stitch. I also suggest buying the CD if you are serious about long and short stitch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring 2 April 2014
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This book is full of beautiful and inspiring ideas, and is a delight to look through. Makes you want to begin immediately.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Long and short stitch embroidery 22 Mar 2014
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A beautiful book with gorgeous flower projects, being an avid stitcher I just could not resist this book, and certainly was not disappointed. I have even used it for watercolour painting projects.
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