In this fifth title in Hazel Blomkamp's series on crewel embroidery with a twist, the focus is on animal portraits. 'Crewel Animal Portraits' 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. Also included are 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. 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.
Print panels as well as the threads and beads required for these projects in this book are available separately.