Crewel Embroidery: 7 Enchanting Designs Inspired by Fairy Tales (Paperback)

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A magical collection of modern crewelwork embroidery designs inspired by fairytales.

Embroidery enthusiasts all over the world have been discovering the exquisite work of renowned Ukrainian embroiderer, Tatiana Popova. In this beautiful book she shows the reader how to create stunning crewelwork embroideries inspired by traditional fairytales, including The Wizard of Oz, Karolcia, the Wild Swans and Cinderella.

This magical collection takes as it central theme a magnificent embroidery depicting the 'Tree of Happiness'. Each part of the embroidery is then explored in detail through stitch diagrams, explanations of the threads used, and alternative ways of working. There are seven wonderful designs in total, each dedicated to one of Tatiana's favourite fairytales, and all illustrated with gorgeous photographs and informative diagrams.

In total, over 90 stitches are described in the book, all worked using stranded cotton and cotton pearl thread rather than traditional crewel wool, which gives the embroideries a fresh, modern appeal. Whether you are new to embroidery or an experienced embroiderer looking for inspiration and expert guidance, Tatiana's beautiful book is one you will turn to again and again.

About the Author


Tatiana Popova is a Ukrainian embroiderer who specialises in silk ribbon work, creating pieces that emanate elegance with their classic designs, luscious colour and artfully realistic flowers. She learned to stitch at an early age, inspired by her mother and grandmother's embroidery, and for a time pursued her passion for stitching by studying a huge variety of embroidery styles and techniques, both at school and in her own time. After graduating from university, she discovered the world of silk ribbon embroidery. It triggered the beginnings of her own own business, Little Owl Smart Crafts Company, producing kits for silk ribbon and crewel embroidery - thus allowing her to create flower bouquets that never fade. Today, Tatiana participates in a number of craft shows all around the world, including the UK, US and Japan, and annually teaches at the Bead&Button Show. You can find out more about Tatiana and her work via her website, www.owl-crafts.com.

Praise For…


Postard Reviews - Feb 2020
This magical collection takes as its central theme a magnificent embroidery depicting the Tree of Happiness. Each part of the embroidery is then explored in detail through stitch diagrams, explanations of the threads used, and alternative ways of working. There are seven wonderful designs in total, each dedicated to one of Tatiana's favourite fairy tales, and all illustrated with gorgeous photographs and informative diagrams. The designs are inspired by the fairy tales we all love and each design is accompanied with the story which brings each piece to life.

Tatiana Popova is a major craftswoman in her art, and what she does is beautiful. She not only demonstrates the techniques of crewel, she simplifies and breakdown each design into small achievable parts.

Diagrams, stitches and an array of colourful glossy photographs showcase the threadwork, many of them have a 3D effect so it is easy to see each stage. These stages are divided into ' zones' which make it simple to understand.

Highly recommended  5*/5


Goodreads Reviews - 4.78
This  is a book filled with stunning crewel work embroidery.... Tatiana Popova is a major craftswoman in her art, and what she does is beautiful. She not only demonstrates the techniques of crewel, she simplifies and breakdown each design into small achievable parts.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781782217220
ISBN-10: 1782217223
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: February 18th, 2020
Pages: 160
Language: English