Anna Maria's Needleworks Notebook

Anna Maria's Needleworks Notebook

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Come embroider alongside admired fabric designer Anna Maria Horner

Admired for her luminous palette and innovative patterns, Anna Maria's brand means color and inspiration in the form of fabric, sewing patterns, needlework patterns, books, and friendly instruction. Now, her legion of fans will thrill to the publication of a brand-new addition to her growing library.

Anna Maria's Needleworks Notebook gives readers 24 original motifs in a variety of embroidery types, from gridwork to crewel and fine detailed handwork. Readers will long to make projects to embellish their homes and wardrobes.Anna Maria presents each motif in a warm personal notebook-style with inspiration adn advice to turn each motif into a treasured finished pieceOffers practical instruction in gridwork, traditional embroidery and crewel, and precise instruction to complete fine detail workVivid full-color photographs invite you into the creative process

Whether you're a beginner or a veteran, the 24 needlework motifs in this beautiful book will transform your home and wardrobe into a collection of unique treasures.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 202 x 224 x 11mm | 466g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hoboken, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • col. ill
  • 1118359976
  • 9781118359976
  • 167,288

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Get a peek inside Anna Maria's creative process--and stitch more than 24 stunning original embroidery pieces

Beloved textile designer and writer Anna Maria Horner generously opens the door on her favorite embroidery projects and invites you to stitch alongside her; in no time you'll be surrounded by everyday works of art.

"Anna Maria's Needleworks Notebook" features four categories of needlework: Cross Stitch, Needlepoint, Embroidery, and Crewel. Each category offers advice on common tools used, Anna Maria's favorite techniques, and hold-your-hand instruction on how to develop your own inspired patterns. In addition, each project journals her process right down to the precise fabrics and exact color number of every thread used in the beautifully photographed examples.

Layered with exquisite photography, coded graphs, patterns to trace, and practicial tips, "Anna Maria's Needleworks Notebook" will inspire you to join the fun and transform your home and wardrobe into treasured keepsakes.
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""It is no secret that handwork involves a slower process than some other crafts or machine-sewn projects. However, I decided very early in life that the reward was well deserved and more than worth the effort.""
-From the Introduction
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About Anna Maria Horner

Anna Maria Horner is an internationally recognized textile and sewing pattern designer and also the author of "Seams to Me and Handmade Beginnings." Known as much for her luminous palette as she is for her vivacious personality, Anna Maria continues to inspire creative souls worldwide with her evocative art and clever ideas. Her fabrics and projects have been featured in numerous international magazines, television shows, and instructional videos. She journals her life as an artist and mother of six to thousands of readers every day at
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