Miniature Needle Painting Embroidery

Miniature Needle Painting Embroidery : Vintage Portraits, Florals & Birds

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Trish has always been fascinated by miniature art and for years has had a yen to try and embroider smaller pieces. There is something so endearing about little paintings with all the detail and form of a larger piece, not to mention the fact that they are much quicker to stitch! Here she has compiled fresh and appealing designs that depict the pretty, romantic illustrations typical of the Victorian and post-Victorian eras. Each project is accompanied by a detailed thread diagram which shows exactly which colour should be used and where. The small size of the designs allows for great flexibility in their final use-such as group framing, making up into cushions, book covers, quilt squares, needle cases, box lids, tote bags, pockets on clothing and so on.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 210 x 280 x 15.24mm | 796g
  • Binda, Australia
  • English
  • 1863514708
  • 9781863514705
  • 27,964

Table of contents




Materials and preparation

Long and short stitch

Other stitches

Starter project: flower

Starter project: bird


Section One: Portraits

1. I gather sweet flowers

2. Jack and Jill

3. Writing on the wall

4. Feeding the hens

5. Rose

Section Two: Birds

6. Bird blossoms

7. Bird song

8. Birds on holly

9. Blue tit and wild roses

10. Feathered friends

Section Three: Flowers

11. Basket of anemones

12. Christmas roses

13. Daisies

14. Friendship rose

15. Sweet peas

Section Four: Victorian Pansies

16. Mini antique pansies

17. Mini burgundy pansy

18. Mini watercolour pansies

Section Five: Needle Case Pattern

Thread lists


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Review quote

"Burr's designs draw from Victorian- and Edwardian-era postcards featuring flowers, birds, and petite portraits, and a few easy projects that introduce the fundamental concepts are provided. The miniature size of the projects allow for quicker, easier completion, and the finished projects can be framed or incorporated into goods such as needle books or cushions. VERDICT The intricate detail of needle painting will delight embroiderers who like photorealistic projects, and Burr's collection provides an overview of the basics of this technique." --Library Journal
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About Trish Burr

Trish Burr is a self-taught embroiderer who hungrily consumes all aspects of this fine craft. Through research and practice she has developed this individual technique of surface embroidery. Further details about Trish Burr and her books can be found on her website:
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