Designs come to life with punchneedle embroidery, a technique that produces exquisite textural results using an array of threads and ribbons. Lovely full-color photographs, basic information on supplies and stitches, and 20 beautiful projects allow all embroiderers to enjoy the rewards of this unique needleworking method. Select the appropriate specialty tools, practice working in a circle, and learn to make flowers, stripes, and special effects. A collection of magnificent project designs, including daisies, nasturtiums, and other flowers; butterflies, bears, giraffes, hearts, and more can be used as wall hangings or to adorn clothing, linens, and other items.
Acknowledgments. Introduction 1 What is punchneedle embroidery? Punchneedles. The Dancing Ribbon needle. Threaders. Care and safety 2 Punchneedle embroidery techniques Setting up. Direction of work. How to make the stitch. Cutting threads. Finishing off. Troubleshooting. Repairing a hole. Overview. The use of glue. Working with silk ribbons 3 Stitch glossary Traditional punchneedle embroidery. Reverse punchneedle embroidery. Counting stitches. Working in a circle. Special effects. To embroider a leaf. Meandering stitch. Forming the perfect point. Star flowers. Stripes. Outlines. Sculpting. Very fine punchneedle embroidery. Blending threads. Other stitches. Silk ribbon work. Braid making 4 Materials, equipment and basic techniques Fabrics. Iron-on interfacing. Equipment. Transferring the design. Marking the straight grain of the fabric. Hoop techniques. Doughnuts and dirty marks. Applique. Creating backgrounds. Caring for your embroidery 5 Threads and ribbons Acrylic yarn. Embroidery cotton (embroidery floss). Rajmahal art silks. Silk ribbons The projects Scissors Case Beauty. Overflowing Cornucopia. Butterflies. Dandy Bear. Delightful Daisies. Giraffes. Nasturtiums. Christmas Decorations. Handstand Clown. Dancing Bear. The Wicker Basket. Scarf Toggles. The Flower Garden. Ribbon Heart. Magical Miniature Carpet. A Grand Old Pedestal. Lily and Hyacinths. Cream on Cream. Circle upon a Circle. A Promise of Summer Introducing the Dancing Ribbon needle. Gallery. Suppliers