Secret Garden Embroidery

Author: Sophie Simpson (What Delilah Did)
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1910496979
Size: 73.34 MB
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Stitch your very own horticultural haven with What Delilah Did. Step into Miranda Merriweather's magnificent secret garden, where lucky clovers grow in spades and the towering tulips reach six feet tall. This whimsical collection of botanical-inspired needlework projects will take you from budding novice to confident stitcher as you explore a variety of simple counted embroidery techniques. Bursting with colour and filled with designs to suit a range of abilities, you needn't be green-fingered to recreate a slice of this magical rural retreat in your own home. Keep your eyes open for beautiful Lacewing Butterflies, Arbour Alphabet Flags, a super-sweet Milk and Honey Bee and a naughty little Early Bird called Gerald who is guaranteed to brighten up your summer. Projects are design-led, practical and colourful, and many can be completed within a weekend. The style is light and folksy but still retains What Delilah Did's signature pared-down and stylish aesthetic. Materials are high quality, with an emphasis on texture and sophisticated colours. Florals play a large part, but are beautiful and modern rather than flouncy, ranging from folky to botanical in style.

Creative Crewel Embroidery

Author: Judy Jeroy
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 9781579901875
Size: 48.35 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Crewel—the art of embroidery with wool—is a perennial favorite with embroiderers. Here’s a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment, with designs that range from the traditional to the truly innovative. All the basics are there for the beginner, including 68 stitches and 11 projects. Then, for adventuresome stitchers, there is inspiration: 55 pieces from today’s most talented and best-known embroiderers.

Embroidered Stories

Author: Edvige Giunta
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1626741956
Size: 32.25 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For Italian immigrants and their descendants, needlework represents a marker of identity, a cultural touchstone as powerful as pasta and Neapolitan music. Out of the artifacts of their memory and imagination, Italian immigrants and their descendants used embroidering, sewing, knitting, and crocheting to help define who they were and who they have become. This book is an interdisciplinary collection of creative work by authors of Italian origin and academic essays. The creative works from thirty-seven contributors include memoir, poetry, and visual arts while the collection as a whole explores a multitude of experiences about and approaches to needlework and immigration from a transnational perspective, spanning the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. At the center of the book, over thirty illustrations represent Italian immigrant women’s needlework. The text reveals the many processes by which a simple object, or even the memory of that object, becomes something else through literary, visual, performance, ethnographic, or critical reimagining. While primarily concerned with interpretations of needlework rather than the needlework itself, the editors and contributors to Embroidered Stories remain mindful of its history and its associated cultural values, which Italian immigrants brought with them to the United States, Canada, Australia, and Argentina and passed on to their descendants.

Pulled Thread Embroidery

Author: Moyra McNeill
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486278573
Size: 64.83 MB
Format: PDF
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Clearly written, profusely illustrated guide for creating attractive lace-like effects by compressing threads of loosely woven background material with tightly pulled stitches. Instructions for edgings; examples of pulled work from past.

The Secret Garden

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192835963
Size: 61.45 MB
Format: PDF
View: 1926
An orphan, sent from India to England to live with her unpleasant uncle, discovers an abandoned and unusual garden on the north country estate.

The Secret Garden

Author: Christine M. Cotting
ISBN: 9781569874080
Size: 61.92 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Few children's classics can match the charm and originality of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, the unforgettable story of sullen, sulky Mary Lennox, "the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen." When a cholera epidemic leaves her as an orphan, Mary is sent to England to live with her reclusive uncle, Archibald Craven, at Misselthwaite Manor. Unloved and unloving, Mary wanders the desolate moors until one day she chances upon the door of a secret garden. What follows is one of the most beautiful tales of transformation in children's literature, as Mary her sickly and tyrannical cousin Colin and a peasant boy named Dickson secretly strive to make the garden bloom once more. A unique blend of realism and magic, The Secret Garden remains a moving expression of every child's need to nurture and be nurtured--a story that has captured for all time the rare and enchanted world of childhood.

The Secret Garden

Author: Christine Cotting
ISBN: 9781569874110
Size: 44.60 MB
Format: PDF
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Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.

The Secret Garden

Author: David Meltzer
Publisher: Barrytown/ Station Hill Press
Size: 44.50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A reissue of a long out-of-print collection of Kabbalistic writings from the Jewish, rather than the "occultist," tradition from Hellenistic times to the seventeenth century includes such well-known writings as The Sephir Yetzirah. Original. IP.