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Crewel Animal Portraits

Take this highly popular ancient art into the 21st century with 6 stunning multimedia projects from Hazel Blomkamp’s 5th title in the series.

Animal portraits receive Hazel’s stunning and practical treatment in crewel with a twist. Fun to read and highly practical this is a beautiful book of beautiful stitchery. There are six projects, each explained with detailed step-by-step instructions and clear photographs, with design templates and a full stitch gallery providing everything readers need to recreate them with ease. The sumptuous and inspiring projects covering iconic animals: Giraffe, Leopard, Lion, Monkey, Tiger, and Zebra

This is a celebration of Hazel’s signature techniques:

  • A wide variety of surface/crewel stitches, some of which are brand new and many with a different take or different ways of combining stitches to make them more interesting
  • Needle lace techniques used as embroidery stitches, loom weaving techniques modified for embroidery, and unique combinations of both of these.
  • The incorporation of beads and crystals adds even more dazzle to the intricate designs
    For embroiderers looking for something different and new to stitch, and for those keen to challenge themselves with more complex embroidery techniques, this book is a must-have.

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