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Monograms and Words by Di Van Niekerk

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 August 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216827
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  • Size: 194x265 mm
  • Illustrations: 250
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP Price: £14.99
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Description

Welcome to the wonderful world of stitched calligraphy.

Each letter is beautifully reproduced in watercolour, with clear instructions for transferring the designs on to fabric. The step-by-step demonstrations show you the basic techniques, accompanied by easy-to-follow diagrams and close-up photography of the embroideries. The book is highly versatile and can be used with many languages there is no limit to the letters, words and projects that can be made. There are numerous gorgeous designs, including embroidered cards, plaques, boxes, journals, baby clothes and more, giving you a limitless scope for personalizing special gifts for babies, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and more. Packed with useful tips and ideas, this is book is the perfect companion for ribbon embroiderers of all abilities.

Previously published as Embroidered Alphabets.


Table of Contents

Introduction

Monograms, Letters and Words

Creating and Transferring Designs

Which Fabric to Use

Before You Start

Stitches and Techniques

Stitch Gallery

The Alphabet: Ornate Letters

More Ideas

Templates


About Di Van Niekerk

An artistically inclined mother and a keen interest in all things beautiful got Di van Niekerk off to an early start as an embroiderer. Her love for this discipline soon became her livelihood and starting an embroidery business was just another natural progression for this talented crafter. She opened her first shop in the Natal Midlands and when the family decided to uproot and move to Johannesburg, along went the business. After four years of running one of Johannesburg's most successful embroidery shops, the family's urge to settle in Cape Town became too strong to ignore. Di now lives in the Mother City of South Africa where she runs two successful embroidery shops. The end product of her latest interest, hand painting her own range of silk and organza ribbons for embroidery, is marketed to retail outlets worldwide. Visit her website www.dicraft.co.za/blog.



Reviews

West Country Embroiderers


Winter 09

This book is well laid out and gives clear instructions for the method of work which is useful for both beginners and the more experienced embroiderer. For me some letters worked better than others. In the illustrations some embellishments seemed so ornate that the letter got lost, though that may not happen when actually worked. However, once worked they could be used to apply to larger projects like bags and there are a number of other suggestions in the book. There were various ways to work the letters and with the ribbon embellishment it was heavier and chunkier so would work really well on larger projects though perhaps it would be too much for the average sized card.

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