Floral Embroidery

Create 10 beautiful modern embroidery projects inspired by nature

Teagan Olivia Sturmer

This book reawakens the age-old practice of embroidery, giving to it a new and modern twist. In this book, you will find 10 embroidery patterns that weave together stunning colors, ancient stitches, and florals picked from your grandmother's garden.
Date Published :
November 2020
Publisher :
White Owl
Series :
Crafts
Illustration :
150 color illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526759580

Dimensions : 11 X 8.5 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 128
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$19.95

Overview
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10 floral embroidery patterns that provide a modern twist to an age-old craft.

Floral Embroidery reawakens the age-old practice of embroidery, giving to it a new and modern twist. In this book, you will find 10 embroidery patterns that weave together stunning colors, ancient stitches, and florals picked from your grandmother’s garden. From simple patterns, to more complex and intricate pieces, your creativity will grow and flourish. You will learn to stitch dusty pink roses, leaves and stems that will trail to the edges of your embroidery hoop, and the smallest details that will pull your hoop together and compose the most beautiful bouquet. Once you have completed the patterns, you will be given the tools to create your own original pieces and where to find the materials to do so.

About The Author
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Teagan Sturmer is an embroidery artist and writer living on the feisty shores of Lake Superior. When she isn’t stitching or crafting words with a pen, she directs and acts in local theater productions. She lives with her husband Brice, who owns and operates a coffee roastery in their hometown. Teagan is never without a needle and thread and has been known to carry Shakespeare around with her wherever she goes.

REVIEWS
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"Embroidery shop owner Sturmer combines her “passion for embroidery, flowers, and Shakespeare” in this beautiful and accessible beginner’s guide to embroidery. Each chapter begins with a quote from the Bard and contains vibrant photos. Beginners will appreciate the chapter titled “The Basics,” which offers a list of materials and instructions for the fundamental stitches used in the projects. Sturmer then presents 10 designs, progressing from “Simple Leaves and Stems,” which uses “the easiest of stitches,” to the intricate “Spooky Bouquet,” which is made up of multiple colors and stitches. The patterns are organized so as to build upon skills and gradually add new ones, culminating in a final chapter that teaches readers how to design their own floral patterns. This colorful, thoughtfully arranged guide is an excellent place for aspiring embroidery artists to start."

- Publisher's Weekly

Sturmer's experience in writing, embroidery, and theater directing makes her first-ever foray into crafts booking multidimensional. Quoting her Oma (German for grandmother), “Whatever we do, we must create,” is her theme for this book that showcases her talent, with ten floral projects, an intimate narrative, and snippets from the likes of William Shakespeare. Readers can expect all the usuals, like materials, descriptions, and a very elementary stitch guide (showcasing six
stitches in total, with the most complicated being the French knot and the rose wheel). Patterns are separated into three sections—the basics, detailed, and intricate—and accompanied by directions, "ingredients," and good-quality color photographs. “Extras” for each project are additional suggestions, like alternate uses (other than pillows) such as a gift announcement. Two roundup chapters highlight four techniques for finishing your hoop and templates.

- Booklist

“While the scope of this gorgeously photographed book is narrow, there is a wealth of easy-to-follow information for both novice and advanced embroiderers, who by carefully stitching along with Sturmer will soon find their homes blooming with colorful art”

- Library Journal