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Folk Embroidered Felt Birds by Corinne Lapierre

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 March 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216988
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Carton Qty: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 222x222 mm
  • Illustrations: 240
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP Price: £9.99


Popular author Corinne Lapierre creates a charming range of 20 exquisite folk embroidered felt birds, including a swan, a hen, a goose, a partridge, an owl, a dove, a peacock and a flamingo. Beautifully made in lovely, soft colours, the birds are filled with toy stuffing and embellished with folk-style surface embroidery in different-coloured threads. The stitches include chain, feather, fly running, blanket, French knots and satin stitch. There are also bead and sequin embellishments on some birds.

The book includes pretty hand-drawn step-by-step illustrations and there are same-size templates at the back of the book for all the designs. The birds all have optional ribbon hangers for display.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Materials & tools 8

Techniques 10

Embroidery stitches 17

Projects 24

Robin 26

Blue Tit 30

Goldfinch 34

Chaffinch 36

Swan 38

Hen 42

Pigeon 46

Goose 48

Flamingo 50

Peacock 54

Owl 58

Pheasant 60

Thrush 64

Dove 66

Stork 68

Parrot 72

Heron 76

Toucan 78

Puffin 80

Seagull 84

Templates 88

About Corinne Lapierre

Corinne Lapierre developed a passion for crafts and textiles from a very young age, and has always had an avid desire to learn about traditional techniques such as weaving, dyeing, silk painting and embroidery. She studied Fine Art in France before moving to the UK to study Fashion Design in Manchester. After working as a fashion designer for a few years, Corinne studied millinery, through which she discovered felt and its many qualities. In 2009 Corinne started her own craft business as a felt maker and quickly realized there was a demand for craft kits using good quality, natural materials. Her company, based in an old Baptist school in Leeds, UK, sells an expanding range of craft kits and patterns designed for adults and children. Corinne makes regular appearances on Create & Craft TV and lives in Yorkshire with her three children and two cats.

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