A beautiful collection of brand new Tilda projects, featuring seasonal designs. Each chapter is themed on a classic children´s story, such as Pinocchio, Bambi, The Nutcracker and The Princess and the Pea. Projects include new doll designs (ballerinas, princesses, soldiers and animals), as well as gifts and decorations.
Create lovely new ´´once upon a time´´ keepsakes with these 44 cross stitch patterns, blending the traditional style of France with a charming contemporary simplicity. The designs are eye-catchingly lovely with their subtle colors, gentle humor, and delicate lines. They´re all here: wily foxes, big bad wolves, city mice and country mice not to mention princesses, enchanted worlds, and fun rhymes. Many include multiple scenes and motifs, offering you dozens more components to use in a myriad of ways. Along with the patterns, enjoy instructions for 22 projects to show off your stitchwork: luggage tags, mobiles, cookie tins, quilts, a cuddly toy with its own sleeping bag, and more.
Cicely Mary Barker´s beloved ´´Flower Fairies´´ are an enduring vision of elegance and beauty. Her exquisitely delicate and intricate colour illustrations have captivated children and adults alike for more than 85 years. Now, for the first time, five of her beautiful fairies are introduced not only to ribbon embroidery and stumpwork fans, but to all needle crafters who enjoy creative three-dimensional embroidery. With numerous new ideas and techniques, this book has been designed to appeal to both beginners and advanced embroiderers.Easy-to-follow, close-up photography and step-by-step instructions will show you how to: embroider the exquisite flowers and leaves in silk and organza ribbon; make the delicate stumpwork wings in organza and silky threads; use organza and silk ribbon to make applique leaves and petals; make charming stumpwork insects; dress the fairies in layers of organza and embroider their hair; embroider the fairies´ clothing in long and short stitch - the easy way; and, create three-dimensional designs using colour, texture and shapes. The five ´´Flower Fairies´´ taught in this book are the Periwinkle Fairy, Black Medick Fairies, White Clover Fairy, Stork´s Bill Fairy and the Red Clover Fairy.
High fashion goes unquestionably hand-in-hand with sartorial and stylistic perfection; it evokes enchantment, fairy tales, and wishes coming true. It is creative freedom and a chance for free artistic expression, far from the usual rules of the market. High fashion is the driving force behind the entire fashion and garment industry; it is the search for and study of the solutions involved, be they fabrics or styles and patterns. In this context, the patternmaker is an essential figure who brings the stylist´s ideas to reality, and gives the garment a specific shape in the correct measurements and proportions, ensuring the right fit and outline, studying the smallest cuts and stitches, always bearing budgets in mind. Fashion Patternmaking Techniques - Haute Couture describes in detail the methods and techniques used in this process.