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Embroidery, Embellishment

and Surface Design Books

Bibliography compiled by
Lu Peters, 2007-2011
Aford, Jane

Beginners Guide to Berlin Woolwork; Search Press

Ahiko, Tomoni

Sashiko Style; Japan Press

Albin, Patty

Creative Beginnings in Machine Embroidery: Innovative Ideas for Expert

Results; C & T Publishing, 2006

Antrobus, M.

Needlework through the Ages: A Short Survey of its Development in

Decorative Art; Hodder & Soughton, 1928

Baatz, Barbara

Encyclopedia of Embroidered Flowers; American School of Needlework

Bage, Patricia

Beginners Guide to Drawn Thread Embroidery; Search Press

Bailey, Annette

Machine Embroidery on Paper; Krause, 2006

Ball, Margaret

Embeadery: Using Classic Embroidery Stitches in Embellishment;

Flameweaver Glass Publisher, 2004

Barley, C

Needlelace; Batsford

Barnden, Betty

The Embroiderers Stitch Bible; Krause, 2003

The Encyclopedia of Cross Stitch Techniques: The Comprehensive
Directory of International Cross Stitch Techniques; Search Press

Baron, Gilda

The Art of Embroidered Flowers; Search Press, 2004

Barta, Melinda

Hip to Stitch; Interweave Press;

Beal, Margaret

Fusing Fabric: Creative Cutting, Bonding, and Mark Making with the
Soldering Iron; BT Batsford Publishing, 2006

Beaney, Jan

Stitches: New Approaches; BT Batsford, 2004

The Art of the Needle; Century, 1988

Beaney, J. & Littlejohn, J.

Complete Guide to Creative Embroidery; BT Batsford, 1991

The following are from Double Trouble Enterprises (Gemini Press Printer:

Vanishing Act : Machine embroidery on Soluble Fabrics

Voluptuous Velvet, 1997
Bonding and Beyond, 1999
Transfer to Transform, 1999
Gardens and More
Conversations with Constance (Howard)
Trees as a Theme

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#8 Giving Pleasure
#9 New Dimensions in Hand and Machine Embroidery
#10 Double Vision, Personal Approaches to Work
#11 A Tale of Two Stitches
#12 A Sketch in Time
#13 No Stone Unturned
#14 Connections: Links, Joins, and Networks, 2004
#15 Colour Explorations
#16 Over the Line
#17 Grids To Stitch
#18 Seductive Surfaces
#19 Red, 2007
#20 Embellish and Enrich, 2007
#21 Location, Location
#22 Seeing Double: Personal Themes
#23 Fragile Fabric, 2010
#24 Constructions, 2010
#25 Stitchscapes, 2010
Beck, T.

Gardening with Silk and Gold: a History of Gardens in Embroidery; David

& Charles

Benavente, Carmen

Embroiderers of Ninhue, Stitching Chilean Rural Life; Texas Tech

University Press, 2010

Bennett, DJ

The Machine Embroidery Handbook: Designing Fabrics with Stitching,

Manipulation, and Color; Lark Publisher, 1997

Benson, Ann

Beadpoint: Beautiful Bead Stitching on Canvas; Sterling

Bertin-Guest, Josiane

Chinese Embroidery: Traditional Techniques; Krause, 2003

Berlyn, Ineke

Landscape in Contemporary Quilts; Batsford, 2006

Bishop, Christine

Schwalm Embroidery; Sally Milne, 2008

Bolton, Patricia

1000 Artist Trading Cards: Innovative and Inspired Mixed Media ATCs;
Quarry Books, 2007

Bontrager, Dana

Fantastic Fabric Textures: A Project for Fabric Embellishment; Purrfect

Press, 2002

Boucher, F.

Historie du Costume; Flammarion, 1965

Bradley, Elizabeth

Decorative Victorian Needlework; Elizabeth Bradley Press, 2008

Needlework Antique Flowers; Elizabeth Bradley Press, 2008

Brown, Pauline

Decoration on Fabric: A Sourcebook of Ideas; Sterling, 2002

Encyclopedia of Embellishment Techniques: A Comprehensive Visual
Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Techniques; Sterling
The Encyclopedia of Embroidery Techniques; Search Press

Brown, Mary

Goldwork Embroidery: Designs and Projects; Sally Milner

Browne, C.

Lace from the Victoria and Albert Museum; Victoria and Albert Publishers

Buckley, Claire

Start to Embroider (Start To Series); Search Press, 2009

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Byrde, Penelope

Jane Austen Fashion: Fashion and Needlework in the Works of Jane

Austen; Excellent Press

Campbell-Harding, Valerie

Layers of Stitch; Quilters Resource (USA), 2002

Textures in Embroidery; Watson-Guptill, 1977
Starting to Stitch Creatively
Fabric Painting for Embroidery; Batsford, 2003
Beaded Tassels, Braids, and Fringes; Batsford, 2001
Edges and Finishes in Machine Embroidery; Batsford, 2004
Flowers and Plants in Embroidery
Strip Patchwork; Batsford, 2004
Weaving with Ribbon; 1998
Patchwork Needle Crafts; 1983
Every Kind of Patchwork
Faces and Figures in Embroidery; Batsford, 1985
Machine Embroidery Stitched Patterns; 2004
Machine Embroidery: Stitched Techniques
Textile Artistry
Edges & Finishes in Machine Embroidery; Quilters Resource *

Campbell-Harding & Grey

Celtic Inspirations for Machine Embroidery; Quilters Resource, 2003

Stitch, Dissolve, Distort, Batsford, 2006
Embellish & Stitch; 2007

Campbell-Harding & Watts

Bead Embroidery; Sterling, 2003

Machine Embroidery Stitch Techniques; Batsford, 2003

Caprara, Julia

The Magic of Embroidery; Batsford, 1992

Carter, Erika

Personal Imagery on Art Quilts; Fiber Studio Press, 1996

Carter, Jill

The Beginners Guide to Hardanger; Batsford

Hardanger Embroidery; Batsford
New Canvaswork: Creative Techniques in Needlepoint; Batsford, 2007

Caulfield, S. & Sayward, B.

The Dictionary of Needlework, an Encyclopedia of Artistic, Plain, and

Fancy Needlework; Upcott Gill, 1885

Chanin, N. & Stutkin, S.

Alabama Stitch Book: Projects and Stories Celebrating Handsewing,

Quilting, and Embroidery for Contemporary Sustainable Style; ATC Craft,

Chung, Young Yang

Painting with a Needle: Learning the Art of Silk Embroidery with Young
Yang Chung; Harry Abrams, 2003

Clarke & Atkins

Beaded Embellishment: Techniques and designs for Embellishment on

Cloth; Interweave Press, 2002

Clarke, Gary

Embroidery Illusions; Sterling Publisher, 2003

Cole, Alison

All That Glitters: Projects Featuring the Techniques of Goldwork and


Coleman, Carol

Fibredancing Book I: Brooches, Bracelets, Rings, and Things, Jewelry

Made with Free Motion Embroidery;

Comel, Penny

The Liberated Canvas: A Creative Approach to Canvas Embroidery; 2000

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Conlon, Jane

Fine Embellishment Techniques: Classic Details for Todays Clothing;

Taunton Press, 2001

Constantine, J & Small, J.

Heirloom Embroidery; Lark, 2008

Cook, Sue

Crafting Cross Stitch Cards; David and Charles

Quick to Stitch Cross Stitch Cards; David and Charles

Coss, Melinda

Complete Book of Embroidery: Includes Crewelwork, Goldwork, Ribbon

Embroidery, and Embellishments; Readers Digest, 2000

Cowen, Sally

Left-Handed Stitchery; Schiffer, 2010

Cox, Anne

The Handbook of Silk Ribbon Embroidery; Search Press, 2009

Silk Ribbon Embroidery: Designs & Techniques; Search Press, 2002

Creative Publishing Intl

Exploring Textile Arts; Creative Publishing International, 2002

Crone, Linda

Fabric Landscapes by Machine; 2000

Crummy, Andrew

The Prestopans Tapestry 1745; Burkes Peerage Publishing, 2010

Crust, Melody

Quilt Toppings: Fun and Fancy Embellishment Techniques; Breckling Press

Curran, Doreen

The Magic of Free-Machine Embroidery; Search Press, 2002

Curtis, Bailey

Inspiration Plus; self published, 2006

Inspiration to Stitch

Curtis, B. & Morgan, A.

Appliqu and Beyond

DArcy, Jean

Fabric Leftovers, Simple Adaptable Ways to Use up Scraps; C & T

Publishers, 2006

Dahl, Carolyn

Natural Impressions: Taking an Artistic Path through Nature

Danswan, Kath

Beautiful Bowls and Colorful Creatures; The Linen Press, 2007

Daust, Kelly

The Crafty Mix; Murdoch Books, 2009

Dawson, Barbara

Metal Thread Embroidery; Taplinger, 1968

Day, B.

Bargello: a Fresh Approach to Florentine Embroidery; Guild of Master


Dean, Beryl

Designing Ecclesiastical Stitched Textiles; Search Press

Church Embroideries; Morehouse Barlow, 1985
Embroidery in Religion and Ceremonial; Batsford, 1981
Ecclesiastical Embroidery; Batsford, 1958

Deer, John

Digitizing Made Easy: Create Custom Embroidery Designs Like a Pro;


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Deighan, H.

Beautiful Braiding Made Easy; Crossways Patch

Delage-Calvet, et al.

A Rainbow of Stitches: Embroidery and Cross-Stitch Basics Plus More

than 1,000 Motifs and 80 Project Ideas; Watson-Guptill, 2009

Denamur, Isabelle

Moroccan Textile Embroidery; Flammarion, 2003

Dennis, Kay

Beginners Guide to Stumpwork; Search Press, 2005

Dennis, Kay and Michael

Stumpwork Figures; Search Press, 2005

Detrixhe, Sandra

Zen and the Art of Needlecraft; Adams Media, 2007

De Vette, Joke

Easy Embroidery on Paper; Search Press, 2007

Dibbs, Kristen

Embroidery: Inspirations from Australian Artists; Sally Milner, 2001

Machine Embroidery and More; Sally Milner Publishing

Dove, Sue

Painting with Stitches: Creating Freestyle Embroidery by Hand;

Interweave Press, 2004

Draper, Jan

Stitch and Structure; Batsford, 2009

Drexler, Fred

Surface Design Concepts in Sulky Rayon & Metallic Decorative Threads

Drexler, Joyce

Sew, Craft, and Embroider Confidently Using Sulky Stabilizers!; Sulky of

America Publication, 2010
Sulky Secrets to Successful Embroidery; Sulky of America
Sulky Secrets to Successful Stabilizing; Sulky of America
Thread Painting; Speed Stitch Inc., 1983

Drexler, J. & Baird, L.

Elegant Concepts in Sulky; Sulky of America

Drexler, J. & Ingram, C.

Dimensional Concepts in Sulky; Sulky of America

Dunnewold, Jane

Complex Cloth: a Comprehensive Guide to Surface Design; Fiber Studio

Press, 1996

Earnshaw, P

The Identification of Lace; Shire

Eaton, Jan

The Cross Stitch Motif Bible; Search Press, 2005

Ebben, Katie

Basic Stitches; Conran Octopus

Eccles, G. & Burnett, V.

Maker Profile: Jean Littlejohn; DVD

Maker Profile: Jan Beaney; DVD,

Eddy, Ellen Anne

Thread Magic: The Enchanted World of Ellen Anne Eddy

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Edmonds, Janet

Three Dimensional Embroidery; Batsford, 2006

Beginners Guide to Embroidered Boxes; Search Press, 2002

Edwards, Joan

Bead Embroidery; Lacis, 1992

Elliott, Joan

Bewitching Cross Stitch; David and Charles

Cross Stitch Wit and Wisdom; David and Charles

Ellis, M. and Weardon, J.

Ottoman Embroidery; Victoria and Albert Publications, 2007

Emerson, Jayne

The Impatient Embroiderer; Potter Craft, 2006

Engelbreit, Mary

Stitched So Cute; Leisure Arts, 2010

Embroidery with Ann Estelle; Leisure Arts

Enthoven, Jacqueline

The Stitches of Creative Embroidery; Shiffer Craft

Ericson, Lois

Fabrics Reconstructed: A Collection of Surface Changes; Erics Press

Options, Erics Press, 2002
Texture, A Closer Look; Erics Press, 1987
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Fahl, Ann

Coloring With Thread: A No-Drawing Approach to Free-Motion

Embroidery; C & T Publishing, 2005

Fassett, Kaffe

Glorious Needlepoint; 1992

Fibre Fusion, Eds.

On Form: A Stitchers Workbook on Sculptural Textiles; 2008

Beyond Boundaries
All at

Fortgens, Erica

New Designs, New Projects for embroidery on Paper; Search, 2009

101 Ideas for Embroidery on Paper; Search Press
Creative Embroidery on Paper; Cantecleer, 2001
Embroidery on Paper with Vellum; Uitegevers 2001
Embroidery on Paper; Cantecleer, 2001
New Ideas with Embroidery on Paper; Uitegevers Cantecleer, 2004
Merry Christmas Embroidery on Paper; Cantecleer, 2004
Embroidery on Paper: Cards and Memories to Treasure; Tirion Uitegevers,

Franklin, Tracy

Contemporary Whitework; Batsford, 2006

Fukuyama, Yusai

Tambour Work; Dryad, 1987

Gardner, Sue

Embroidered Christening Gowns; 2005

A to Z of Thread Painting; Quilters Resource

Gorder & Baskett

Beautiful Beaded & Embroidered Fabric; Sterling, 2006

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Gordon, Joan

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Bible: the Essential Illustrated Reference to

Design and Techniques; Krause, 2005

Gostelow, M.

A World of Embroidery; Mills & Boon, 1975

Gray, Julia

Traditional Japanese Embroidery; Search, 2009

Greenleas, Kay

Creating Sketchbooks for Embroiderers and Textile Artists; Batsford, 2006

Grey, Maggie

Stitches, Straps and Layers; d4daisy Books, 2009

Textile Translations, d4daisy Books, 2009
From Image to Stitch; Batsford, 2008
Raising the Surface with Machine Embroidery; BT Batsford, 2003

Grey, Maggie & Wild, Jane

Paper, Metal, & Stitch: Creating Surfaces with Color and Texture;
Interweave Press USA, 2004
Paper and Beyond; Maggie and Clive Grey Publishers

Griepentrog & Brent

Machine Embroidery Wild & Wacky; Krause, 2006

Griffith, Suzanne

Stitching for Victory; History Press, 2009

Gurney, Pamela

Punchneedle Embroidery; Sally Milnar Publishing

Haigh, Janet

The Embroiderers Floral; Collins and Brown

Color On Color: Elegant Designs to Stitch; Interweave Press, 2005
White on White: Elegant Designs to Stitch; Interweave Press, 2005

Hall, Helen

Celtic Back Stitch; Guild of Master Craftsmen

Hall, Isobel

Embroidered Book: Design, Construction and Embellishment; Batsford,


Hall, Jane

The Art and Embroidery of Jane Hall; Search Press, 2006

Hanham, Clare

Beginners Guide to Silk Shading; Search Press, 2007

Harding, Valerie

Textures in Embroidery; Watson-Guptill, 1977

Harding, V. & Watts, P.

Bead Embroidery; Lacis, 1993

Harker, Gail

Creative Machine Embroidery; Batsford

Hart, J. & Grablewski, A.

Sublime Stitching: Hundreds of Hip Embroidery Patterns & How To;

Chronicle Books, 2006

Hawks, Janet S.

Sculpted Threads: Artful Brooches, Earrings and More; Martingale, 2007

Hearder, Valerie

Points of View: Landscape Quilts to Stitch and Embellish; Martingale,


Hedley, Gwen

Drawn to Stitch: Line Drawing, and Mark Making in Textile Art;

Interweave, 2010

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Surfaces to Stitch, Plastics, Films & Fabric; Quilters Resource (USA),

Heesakkers, A. & N.

Embroidery for Cardmakers; Search Press, August 2011

Hemmingway, Karen

The Encyclopedia of Stitches; New Holland

Higginson, Susan

Needlepoint Stitches: 52 Stitches Explained and Illustrated; Search Press,


Hill, Wendy

On the Surface: Thread Embellishment and Fabric Manipulation; C & T

Publishing, 1997
Fast, Fun, and Easy-Incredible Thread-a-Bowls; C & T Publishers, 2005

Hiney, Mary Jo

Quiltagami, the Art of Fabric Folding; Sterling, 2003

Fabulous Fibers: Elegant and Innovative Techniques to Embellish Textiles;
Sterling, 2000
Fabulous Fabric Embellishments: Elegant & Innovative Techniques;

Holland-Daly, Heather

Stitch Graffiti: Unexpected Cross Stitch; Interweave Press, 2008,

Holmberg, Nannette

Variations in Chenille: Techniques for Creating Faux Chenille; Martingale,


Holmes, Val

The Encyclopedia of Machine Embroidery; Batsford, 2008

Machine Embroiderers Workbook; Trafalgar Sq. Publisher, 2001
The Encyclopedia of Machine Embroidery; Batsford, 2003
Creative Recycling in Embroidery; Batsford, 2010
Gardens in Embroidery; Batsford

Holt, Allison

Machine Embroidered Woodlands; Search, 2009

Beginners Guide to Machine Embroidered Landscape; Search Press

Machine Embroidered Flowers; Search Press

Creative Machine Embroidery, DVD; Studio Galli Productions,
Holzberger, Loretta

Needlelace and Stumpwork; Search Press, 2005

Machine Embroidered Flowers

Horst-Beetsma, D.

And Then There was Light (Wall Quilts and Machine-Sewn Drawings);
Alkman, 2007,

Howard, Constance

The Constance Howard Book of Stitches; Batsford

Textile Crafts; Charles Scribner and Sons, 1978

Hubbard, Liz

Thread Painting; David and Charles, 1988

Hurlburt, Regina

Left-Handed Needlepoint; Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1973

Husian, Surjeet

Pulkari Embroidery: A Workbook; self published

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Sheesha Embroidery; self published

Issett, Ruth

Textile Crafts; Chas. Scribner Sons, 1978

Jackson, Julie

Subversive Cross Stitch: 33 Designs for Your Surly Side; Chronicle Books

Janes, Susan Niner

New Ideas in Ribboncraft; 2003

Jeroy, Judy

Creative Crewel Embroidery; Lark, 2008

Jinzenji, Yoshiko

Quilt Artistry; Kodansha International, 2003

Johnson, E.

Needlework and Embroidery Tools; Shire

Jones, Deborah

Machine Embroidery on Difficult Materials: a Machine Embroidery Guide to

Success; Krause, 2009

Jones, M. E.

A History of Western Embroidery; Studio Vista, 1961

Juracek, Judith

Soft Surfaces: Visual Research for Artists, Architects, and Designers;

W.W. Norton & Co., 2000

Kahn, Sherrill

Creative Embellishments for Paper, Jewelry, Fabric & More; Martingale,

Stitched Collage: Creative Effects on Paper and fabric; Martingale, 2008

Kazlauckas, Nancy

Calligraphy with Thread: Using a Zagzag Stitch and a Regular Sewing

Machine; MK Publishing, 2004

Kemshall, Linda &

Kemshall, Laura &
Nicholls, Catherine

Thr3fold: The Journal of Creative Vision;

Kendrick, A. F.

English Embroidery; Charles Scribner & Sons, 1905

Kerkhoven, M. & Quintin, S.

Comfort Zones: Textiles in the Canadian Landscapes; Textile Museum of

Canada (Toronto), 2001

Keyes, Brenda

Small Scale Embroidery; 2003

King, Bucky

Designing Surface Stitchery with Form and Texture; Embroidery Guild of


King, D. and Levey, S.

Embroidery in Britain, 1200 to 1750 AD; Victoria and Albert Publishing

King, Kenneth

Designer Bead Embroidery: 150 Patterns and Complete Techniques;

Creative Publishing International, 2006

Knight, Lorna

The Sewing Stitch Bible: An Illustrated Guide to Techniques and

Materials; Search Press, 2007

Knight, Stella

Exotic Fruits & Flowers in Needlepoint; Guild of Master Craftsmen, 2006

Kolb, Alice

Sew Crazy with Decorative Threads and Stitches; American Quilters

Society, 2002

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Kooler, Donna

Donna Koolers Kool Felt Embroidery; Kooler/Gillium, 2009

Donna Koolers 555 Cross Stitch Sampler Motifs, Lark, 2008
Donna Koolers Cross Stitch Flowers; Lark

Kooler & Gillum

Donna Koolers Felt Embroidery; Lark, March 2009

Kreinik, Jacqueline Friedman

Metallic Thread Embroidery; 2003

Kreinik & Caswell

Metallic Thread Embroidery: A Practical Guide to Stitching Creatively with

Metallic Threads; David and Charles Publishers, 2003

Krevitsky, Nik

Stitchery: Art and Craft; Van Nostrand Reinhold, ISBN 0442245351

Kummili, H. & Serafini, S.

The Art of Bead Embroidery: Techniques, Designs & Inspirations;

Kalmbach, 2007

Kusano, S.

The Fine Art of Kimono Embroidery; Kodansha International, 2007

Langford, Pat

Embroidery from Sketch to Stitch; Clearway Logistics Remainders

Laurie, Via

Embroidery Techniques Using Space Dyed Threads; Search, 2009

Lehman, Libby

Threadplay, Mastering Machine Embroidery Techniques; That Patchwork

Place Publishing, 1997

Leisure Arts, eds.

Fashionology, Embellish: Clothing & Accessories to Create Your Style

Lemon, Jane

Metal Thread Embroidery; Sterling, 2005

Embroidered Boxes; Batsford, 2003

Lidde, C. & Henderson, R.

Stitch Divas: Girls Get Creative with Yarns and Threads; Search Press,

Link, Nellie

Stitching For Style: Fabric Manipulation for Self Trim; Liveright Corp,
1948, OCLC 164829

McAnge, Lily

The Art of Madeira Embroidery

McCafferty, Bonnie

Fantasy Fabrics: Techniques for Layered Surface Design; Martingale, 1999

McCready, Elian

Elian McCreadys Needlepoint; David & Charles, 2005

McDonald, Jacqui

Essential Stitch Guide; Search, February 2011

McGehee, Linda

Linda McGehees Simply Sensational Bags: How to Stitch & Embellish

Handbags, Totes & Satchels; 2000

McKeating, J. & Kettle, A.

Machine Stitching: Perspectives; Quarry, 2010

McNeill, Moira

Drawn Thread Embroidery; Batsford

Maidment, Liz

Art Embroidery; Andre Deutsch, 1995

Manchester School of
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Needlecraft Practical Journal #46 c. 1905 - Canvas Embroidery or

Needlepoint Designs; Ivy rose Vintage Reproductions, 2009

Marsh, C.

Guide to Freestyle Embroidery; David and Charles Publisher

Marsh, Gail

19th Century Embroidery Techniques; Guild of Master Craftsmen, 2009

18th Century Embroidery Techniques; Guild of Master Craftsmen

Marsten, Gwen

Gwen Marstons Needlework Designs: American Quilters Society, 2005

Matthews, Kate

Fiberarts Design Book 4; Lark, 1991, ISBN 0937274615

Maxwell, Fay

Burning and Slashing; self published

Crewel and Unusual; self-published
Out of Shadows: Stumpwork Faces; self-published

Meech, Sandra

Connecting Art to Stitch; Batsford, 2009

Contemporary Quilts: Design, Surface, and Stitch; BT Batsford, 2003
Creative Quilts: Inspiration, Texture, and Stitch; Batsford, 2006
Landscapes in Contemporary Quilts: Creative Quilts, Inspiration, Texture
and Stitch

Meng, Kari

Treasured Notions: Inspirations and Craft Projects Using Vintage Beads,

Buttons, Ribbons, and Trim fro Tinsel Trading Co.; Chronicle, 2010

Messant, Jan

Celtic, Viking, and Anglo-Saxon Embroidery: the Art and Embroidery of

Jan Messant; Search Press, 2010
Bayeux Tapestry Embroiderers Story; Search Press, 1999 (revised
The Embroiderers Workbook: A Basic Embroidery Course Designed to
Help Embroiderers Structure Their Approach to the Craft; St. Martins
Press, 1988

Meyers, Jane C.

An Encyclopedia of 101 Embroidery Stitches; American School of


Midgelow-Marsden, Alyson

The Continuous Thread of Revelation; Artfully Bound, 2007,

Midgelow-Marsden & Mead

Between the Sheets with Angelina; Word 4 Word Design and Publishing,
Michler, J. Marsha

Crazy Quilting: the Complete Guide; Krause, 2008

The Magic of Crazy Quilting: A Complete Resource for Embellished
Quilting; Krause, 2003
Crazy Quilted Heirlooms and Gifts; Krause, 2001

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Miller, Linda

Creative Machine Embroidery; A & C Black, 2010

Mitrofanis, E.

Threadwork: Silks, Stitches, Beads and Cords; Sally Milner Publishing,

Needleweaving and Embroidery; Sally Milner Publishing, 2007

Moe, Sara Miller

Spinning Pinwheel Quilts (CD Embroidery Designs and Appliqu

Printables); Krause, 2007

Moffat, Lorna

Silk Unraveled: Experimenting in Tearing, Fusing, Layering and Stitching;

Dragon Threads Publishing, 2008

Monk, L. & McFee, C.

Stitching the Textured Surface; Batsford, 2009 (Lynda) (Carol)

Montano, Judith Baker

Fiberart Montage: Combining Quilting, Embroidery, and Photos with

Embellishments; Dragon Press, 2009
Elegant Stitches: Illustrated Guide & Sourcebook of Inspiration; WatsonGuptill Baker, 1995
Floral Stitches: An Illustrated Guide; C & T Publisher
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Morgan, Annette

Creative Fabric Techniques for Quilters, Embroiderers, and Textile Artist

(CD PDF file); Rainbow Disks, 2010

Morrall & Watt

Twixt Art and Nature: English Embroidery from the Metropolitan Museum
of Art 1580 -1700; Yale, 2008

Mostek, Pamela

Dazzling Quilts: Easy Glitz, Instant Glamour; Martingale

Myers, Carole

A Primer of Left-Handed Embroidery; Scribner, 1974

Nelson, Patricia

Creative Machine Stitching: Special Effects for Quilters and More; That
Patchwork Place

Nichol, Kit

Painting with Thread: Simple Embroidered Pictures to Make and Cherish;

Collins and Brown, 2000
Painting with Thread: Embroidered Pictures to Make and Cherish; Collins
and Brown, 2003

Nicolas, Jane

Stumpwork Dragonflies; Milnar Craft

Stumpwork Embroidery: a Collection of Fruits, Flowers, and Insects;
Milnar Craft
Embroidery Designs and Projects; Milnar Craft

Nicol, Kit

Painting with Thread; 2000

Nordsford-Clark, Jill

Needlelace: Techniques and Inspirations; Search Press

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Ogura, Yukiko

Beaded Embroidery; Japan Publishing

Orban, Nancy

Fiberarts Design Book 6; Sterling, 1999, ISBN 1579901263; reprint Lark

1994, ISBN 0937274712

Paar, Ann

The Art of Stitching on Metal; Search Press, 2009

Paine, Sheila

Embroidered Textiles; Thames and Hudson, 2008

Paulson, Alice

Embroidery Companion: Classic Designs for Modern Living; Potter Craft,


Pearce, Helan

Beaded Dimensional Embroidery; Sally Milner Publisher, 2004

Peltason, Ruth

Folk Art Needlepoint: 20 Projects Adapted From Objects in the American

Folk Art Museum; Potter Craft, 2008

Pendray, Shay

The Needleworkers Companion; Interweave

Shay Pendray's Inventive Needlework: Techniques & Inspiration for Gold
Work, Painted Canvas, and Shading; Krause, 2004

Pepin Press eds.

Embroidery (Fashion and Textiles); Pepin Press, October 2011

Turkish Designs; Pepin Press, 2010
Puerto Rican Tile Designs, Pepin Press, 2010
Art Nouveau Tiles; Pepin Press, 2009
Geometric Patterns; Pepin Press, 2009
Fabric Textiles and Design; Pepin Press, 2008
Decorative Patterns from Italy; Pepin Press, 2008
Repeating Patterns, 1000-1800; Pepin Press, 2008
Marbled Paper Designs; Pepin Press, 2008
Kimono Patterns; Pepin Press, 2007
Art Deco Fashion; Pepin Press, 2007
Medieval Patterns; Pepin Press, 2006
Baroque Patterns; Pepin Press, 2006
Floral Patterns; Pepin Press, 2006
Gothic Patterns; Pepin Press, 2006
Renaissance Patterns; Pepin Press, 2005
Watercolor Patterns; Pepin Press, 2005
Fancy Designs; Pepin Press, 2005
Japanese Patterns; Pepin Press, 2005
Chinese Patterns; Pepin Press, 2005
Persian Designs; Pepin Press, 2002

Perkins, Kelli

Stitch Alchemy: Combining Fabric & Paper for Mixed Media Art;
Interweave Press, 2009

Piecework Magazine, Eds.

Weldons Practical Needlework, Volumes 1 12; Piecework Magazine

Pike, K. & Landy, L.

Elegant Embroidery; Allen & Unwin, 1991

Piper Pub., eds.

Miss Lamberts 1846 Decorative Needlework; ISBN 0-9717605-8-6

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1838 The Workmans Guide to a Lady (needlework manual); ISBN 09717605-4-3;
Prince, Nancy

Simple Thread Painting: Quilt Savvy; AQS, 2004

Proctor & Lew

Surface Design for Fabric; University of Washington Press, 1995 [revised]

Pullen, Michelle

An Introduction to Machine Cutwork

Rae, Aimee

Doodle Stitching: Fresh and Fun Embroidery for Beginners; Lark

Randle, Barbara

Barbara Randles Crazy Quilting with Attitude; Krause, 2003

Barbara Randles More Crazy Quilting with Attitude; Krause, 2005

Rangeley, Sue

Embroidered Originals; d4daisy Books, 2010

Rankin, Chris

Creative Smocking; Lark Books, 2002

Ray, Amie

Doodle Stitching: Fresh and Fun Embroidery for the Beginner; Lark, 2007

Rayment, Jennie

Creative Tucks and Textures for Quilts and Embroidery; Quilters

Resource, 2004
Tinkering With Texture; JR Publisher, 2002
Tucked Up in Bed; JR Publisher, 1999
Tucks and Textures and Pleats; JR Publisher, 1994
Tucks and Textures Two; JR Publisher, 1997

Read, Patricia

50 New Milanese Lace Patterns; Batsford, 2005

Rigdon, R. & Stewart, Z.

Ant-Craft: Knitting, Beading, and Stitching for the Slightly Sinister; North
Light Books, 2007

Rocca, Federico

Embroidery: Italian Fashion; Damiani, 2006

Roche, Eileen

Contemporary Machine Embroidered Accessories with DVD; Krause, 2007

Contemporary Machine Embroidered Fashions: Transform Everyday
Garments into Designer Originals; Krause

Rollerson, Dale

Surface Tension: Embellish and Stitch for the Creative Artist

Ross, J. I.

Beginners Guide to Ottoman Embroidery; Search Press

Russell, Beth

Arts and Crafts Needlepoint: 25 Needlepoint Projects; Anova, 2006

Beth Russell's William Morris Needlepoint; Crown, 1995
Beth Russell's Traditional Needlepoint; Readers Digest, 1992
Victorian Needlepoint; Collins and Brown, 1996

Rust, Graham

Graham Rusts Needlepoint Designs; Harry Abrams, 1998

Samples, Carol

Treasury of Crazy Quilt Stitches; AQS Publishing

Saulter, F

The Bargello Book; A & C Black

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Saunders, S

Royal School of Needlework Embroidery Techniques; Batsford

Schoesser, Mary

English Church Embroidery; Watts & Co.

Schwarz, Tilleke

Mark Making; Alkman,

Schuette, M. & MullerChristensen

Domestic Needlework: Its Origins and Customs throughout the Centuries;

Charles Scribner & Sons, 1926

Scott, Jack

Textile Perspectives in Mixed Media Sculpture; Crowood Press, 2003

Scrivano, Sandy

Creative Surface Design; Taunton, 2002

Search Press, ed.

Designs from The Book of Kells; Search Press, 2009

Beginners Guide to Tatting; Search Press, 2009
A Z of Needlepoint; Search Press
A Z of Thread Painting; Search Press
Embroidery Pattern Book; Search Press

Searle, Elizabeth Helene

Fun to Wear Fabric Flowers

Serena, R.

Embroideries and Patterns from 19th Century Vienna; Antique Collectors


Serafini, Sherry

Sherry Serafinis Sensational Bead Embroidery; Lark April 2011

Sew News & Creative

Machine Embroidery

All About Machine Arts: Decorative Techniques from A to Z; C & T

Publishing, 2004

Shaughnessy, Katherine

The New Crewel; Lark, 2007

Sherris, Shirley Anne

Embroidered Jewelry; Batsford, 2009

Shinn, Carol

Free Style Machine Embroidery: Techniques and Inspirations for Fiber

Artists; Interweave, 2009

Shrader, Valerie Van Arsdale

Exquisite Embellishments for Your Clothes, Lark, 2006

Siegler-Lathrop, Dominique

Secrets of Needlepoint; Down East

Sleigh, Mary

African Inspiration in Embroidery; Batsford, 2004

Snyderman Works Gallery

Barbara Lee Smith: Going Out Going In: the Language of Landscape
exhibition catalog, Snyderman Gallery, order from

Springall, Diana

Inspired to Stitch: 21 Textile Artists; A & C Black, 2005

Canvas Embroidery; Batsford, 1980

Srivastava, Munni

Embroidery Techniques from East and West; Batsford, 2005

Embroidery Techniques from East and West: Texture and Color for
Quilters and Embroiderers; Trafalgar Square, 2001

Stanton, Yvette

Left-Handed Embroiderers Companion: Step-by-Step Stitch Dictionary;

Vetty Creations, 2010

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Right-Handed Embroiderers Companion: Step-by-Step Dictionary; Vetty

Creations, 2010
Stanton & Scott

Montemellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature; Vetty Creations, 2004

Stevens, Helen M.

Helen Stevens Embroidered Gardens; David and Charles, 2008

The Myth & Magic of Embroidery; 2005
Helen M. Stevens World of Embroidery; 2002
The Timeless Art of Embroidery; 2001

Stori, Mary

Embellishing with Felted Wool: 16 Projects with Appliqu, Beads and

Buttons and Embroidery; C & T, 2007

Singer, M. & Spyrou, M.

Textile Surface Decoration; A & C Black, July 2007

Smith, Barbara Lee

Celebrating the Stitch; Taunton, 1991

Srivastava, Munni

Embroidery Techniques from East and West: Texture and Colour fro
Quilters and Embroiderers; Batsford, 2005

Sullivan, R

Needlework Tools and Accessories, a Dutch Tradition; Antique Collectors


Surhone, et al.

Patchwork: Needlework, Geometric Shape, Quilt, Pattern, Crazy Quilting,

Victorian Era, Velvet, Silk; Betascript, 2010

Sussman, Pam

Fabric Art Journals: Making, Sewing, and Embellishing Journals from

Cloth and Fibers; Quarry Books, 2005
Fabric Art Journals; Rockport, ASIN B 000GSG4B0

Swain, Gabrielle

Master Class Series DVDs:

Creativity on Demand
Borrowed Tools: Surface Design for Appliqu
Hand Appliqu
Hand Quilting: Design Techniques and Inspirational Threads

Swain, M.

The Needlework of Mary Queen of Scots; Ruth Bean Publishers

Ayrshire and Other Whitework; Shire, 2008

Synge, L.

Art of Embroidery; Antique Collectors Club

Tagawa, Keiji

Precious Bead Embroidery; 2001

Tamura, Shuji

The Techniques of Japanese Embroidery, Krause, 1998

Taylor, Beryl

Mixed Media Explorations: Blending Paper, Fabric, and Embellishments to

Create Inspired Designs; Quarry Books, 2006

Tellier-Laumagne, F.

The Art of Embroidery Inspirational Stitches, Textures, and Surfaces;

Thames and Hudson, 2007

Terry, Kayte

Creative Embellishing; Collins and Brown, 2008

Thompson, Angela

Embroiderers and Quilters Sourcebook: 1000 Textile Images; Batsford,


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Embroidery with Beads; Lacis, 1992

Thittachai, Kim

Experimental Textiles: a Journey through Design, Interpretation, and

Inspiration; Batsford, 2009

Threads Magazine

Distinctive Details: Great Embellishment Techniques for Clothing,

Taunton, 1995

Toumi, Lucille

Stitched Textile Collage: Innovative Designs for Textured Surfaces; North

Light Books

Trott, Pat

Beginners Guide to Mountmellick Embroidery; Search Press, 2002

Three Dimensional Embroidery Stitches; Search Press, 2005

Turpin-Delport & Wepener

Embroidered Flora and Fauna: Three Dimensional Embroidery; Search


Twigg, Jeanne

Embroidery Machine Essentials: Basic Techniques; Krause, 2003

More Machine Essentials: How to Customize, Edit, and Create Decorative
Designs; Krause, 2003

Valley, Stephanie

Embellishments A to Z: an Idea Book; Taunton, 1999

Van Horn, Larkin J.

Beading on Fabric: Encyclopedia of Bead Stitch Techniques; Interweave

Press, 2006

Van Niekerk, Di

Monograms and Words in Ribbon Embroidery; Metz Press, 2009

Cicely Mary Barkers Flower Fairies in Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork;
Search Press, 2009
The Threads & Crafts Book of Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork; Search
Press, 2005
Dreamscapes in Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork; Search Press, 2005
A Perfect World in Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork; Search Press,

Waldschmitt, Elaine

Embellishment Potpourri DVD; Nancys Notions, 2010

Wark, Edna

Drawn Thread Embroidery: a Guide to Pulled Thread Work; Batsford,

revised 2000

Wasilowski, Laura

Fusing Fun: Fast and Furious Art Quilts; C & T Publisher, 2005

Wasinger, Susan

The Feisty Stitcher; Lark, 2010

Watts, Pam

Beginners Guide to Machine Embroidery; Batsford

Embroidered Flowers; Batsford, 2003
Machine Embroidery: Ideas and Techniques; Batsford, 1992

Weir, Shelagh

Embroidery from Palestine; U. of Washington Press, 2007

West, Deanna Hall

An Encyclopedia of Ribbon Embroidery Flowers: 121 Designs (American

School of Needlework #3405); ASN Publishing, 1995

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White, Terry

Thread Painting Made Easy; American Quilters Society, 2008

Wiener, Leni L.

Thread Painting: Simple Techniques to Add Texture and Dimension;

Krause, 2007

Wilcox, Donald J.

New Design in Stitchery; Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1970, LC Card #


Wilholt, Alice

Crazy Patchwork; AQS Publishing, 2009

Wolff, Colette

The Art of Fabric Manipulation; Chilton, 1996, ISBN 0801984963

Wood, D.

Rennie McIntosh Inspirations in Embroidery; Batsford

Woodsford, Elli

Designer Machine Embroidery and Textile Decoration: Creating

Accessories for Your Body and Soul; Quarry Books, 2006

Yale Press, eds.

English Embroidery from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1580-1700

Twixt Art and Nature exhibition catalog; Yale U. Press.

Zieman, Nancy

Threads Guidebook: the Story Unwinds; Nancys Notions, 2010

Embroidery Websites
Online cross stitch magazine
Embroiderers Guild of America
Publications and supplies
Japanese fabrics and supplies
Washington, D.C. Museum, Jenkins Library, exhibits, shop
Extensive library
Lace trims, tools
Stitch Magazine and World of Embroidery Magazine, books
Australian Smocking and Embroidery Magazine
Comprehensive site with resources and information
Excellent stitch dictionary and information
Online classes and Astartes Mega-Zine craft magazine Preserving Tennessees needlework heritage
Needlework accessories and supplies
Needlework accessories and supplies
Threads, needlework accessories and supplies
Threads, needlework accessories and supplies
Needlework accessories and supplies
Needlework accessories and supplies
Embroidery supplies and how-tos by Jenny Hart
Group sponsoring the Leeds Tapestry Project
National Museum of Australias link to the Crimson Thread of Kinship,
a 12-meter long embroidery about the story of Australia,
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to commemorate Australias Centennial in 2001
Corrections for patterns in the Interweave Books
Silk Ribbons
White work embroidery
Several cross stitching magazine links
Cross stitch magazine
Creative Machine Embroidery Magazine
Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine
Embroidery blog
NYC trims and notions, 1 W 37th St, NYC, 10018, 212-730-1030
Ribbons, trims, flowers; Cliveden Place, London, England
Tassels and passementeries; 1 Place St.-Pierre, Paris, France
French beads and craft supplies; 9-11 Rue du Jour, Paris, France French millinery ribbons, metallic trim, passementeries;
8600 SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97216, 503-256-8600
Vintage fashions, trims and treasures Old store stock, vintage trims and items
Vintage notions; 125 South Main, Stillwater, MN 55082, 651-439-0205
Antique textiles and laces Susan Gowers site for vintage trims and buttons
Scroungers Center for Reusable Art Parts, 801 Toland St.,
San Francisco, CA. 415-647-1746
Tail of the Yak
Vintage trinkets, trims, notions; 2632 Ashby Ave.,
Berkeley, CA 510-841-9891
Theatre of Dreams shop open 6 times per year;
Porta Costa, CA 510-787-2164
Antique tinsels, metallic trims, etc.
Embellishments & vintage fashion accessories from S. African
haberdashery of the 1920s; 4822 St. Elmo Ave.,
Bethesda, MD 301-760-7228

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