Miniature Needle Painting Embroidery: Vintage Portraits, Florals & Birds

Miniature Needle Painting Embroidery: Vintage Portraits, Florals & Birds

by Trish Burr


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Miniature Needle Painting Embroidery: Vintage Portraits, Florals & Birds by Trish Burr

Small, embroidered "paintings" can have all the detail, form, and beauty of a larger piece—except they're much quicker to stitch! These fresh and appealing designs all capture the pretty, romantic images typical of the Victorian and post-Victorian eras. All the projects—which include traditional portraits, birds, and flowers—have detailed thread diagrams, and easy-to-follow instructions teach the basic stitches.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781863514705
Publisher: Milner, Sally Publishing Pty, Limited
Publication date: 03/03/2015
Series: Milner Craft Series
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 295,772
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Trish Burr is the author of the highly successful and beautiful books Redoute's Finest Flowers in Embroidery (2002), Long and Short Stitch Embroidery: A Collection of Flowers (2006), Crewel & Surface Embroidery—Inspirational Floral Designs (2008), Needle Painting Embroidery—Fresh Ideas for Beginners, and Colour Confidence in Embroidery (2011), all published by Sally Milner Publishing.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 5

Preface 8

Introduction 10

Materials & preparation 12

Long & short stitch 22

Other stitches 34

Starter project: flower 39

Starter project: bird 46

The Projects

Section 1 Portraits

I gather sweet flowers 54

Jack and Jill 62

Writing on the wall 70

Feeding the hens 77

Rose 84

Section 2 Birds 91

Bird blossoms 92

Bird song 100

Birds on holly 108

Blue tit and wild roses 116

Feathered friends 124

Section 3 Flowers 131

Basket of anemones 132

Christmas roses 140

Daisies 148

Friendship rose 155

Sweet peas 162

Section 4 Victorian Pansies 170

Mini antique pansies 172

Mini burgundy pansy 178

Mini watercolour pansies 184

Section 5 Needle Case Pattern 190

Credits 196

Thread lists 197

Suppliers 200

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