Whitework with Colour
Trish believes colour is the key to any successful piece of embroidery so has used quite unusual colour combinations and stitched some of the projects in more than one colourway to show how different the same design can look when stitched in other shades.
Whitework With Colour differs slightly from Trish's previous books in that she has decided to lean more on her own experience and share the methods that have worked best for her over the years. The embroidery is innovative, great fun and seriously addictive.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 210 x 280 x 20mm | 1,042g
- 07 Mar 2017
- Sally Milner Publishing Pty Ltd
- Binda, Australia
- 350 Illustrations, color
Other books in this series
04 Oct 2011
04 Nov 2008
28 Aug 2006
03 Mar 2015
01 Sep 2004
05 Aug 2008
01 Sep 2005
01 Aug 2005
01 May 2004
01 Sep 2015
07 Mar 2017
Table of contents
This book and its delicate colours (white mainly) and spots of colourful stranded cottons is a joy for the eyes and very inspirational. The simplicity and the elegance of the style is a celebration of more traditional neutral monochrome with the addition of colour. Trish believes colour is the key to any successful piece of embroidery. The flexibility of whitework with colour has opened the door to a whole new world of possibilities.
Ready to explore yours!?"
From the editor: The flexibility of whitework with colour has opened the door to a whole new world of possibilities. There are no limits to the subjects one can stitch, and readers will find nestled among the pages a wide variety of projects which will entice them to stitch. There are seventeen projects in the book, ranging from complete beginner to more advanced. No special skills are required but a little practice will go a long way in helping stitchers to master the technique. Trish believes colour is the key to any successful piece of embroidery so has used quite unusual colour combinations and stitched some of the projects in more than one colourway to show how different the same design can look when stitched in other shades.
https://madeonholidayblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/on-my-craft-table-week-5/ * Made on Holiday * Seems like a bit of an oxymoron, doesn't it? Whitework with color?
Whitework with Colour is Trish Burr's latest embroidery book - and it's a doozy! It's a hard-cover, large project and instructional book that incorporates techniques that normally would be seen in whitework (as in, white-on-white embroidery), but that, in her book, are worked in a combination of whitework threads and colored threads, employing many surface embroidery techniques that are often seen in whitework.
So, while technically, Whitework with Colour does not concentrate on whitework per se, the techniques, materials, and approaches to the actually stitching are reminiscent of whitework. Trish's ingenious incorporation of color brings to life the varied and vivid embroidery projects in the book.
In a Nutshell
Get it! You'll love it!
I'd classify this book primarily as a project book, more than a technique book. The techniques employed in the projects are techniques typical of surface embroidery in general, so if you already have a handle on surface embroidery, it's definitely the projects you're after in this book! At the same time, you'll learn a lot from the technique section and the color section, whether you're a beginner or a an advancing stitcher.
Overall, it's the projects in this book that are the main attraction. And the projects are, in short, enticing. They're appealing on so many levels - texture, color blending, filling, design styles - so many points of appeal!
The book is suitable for beginners and beyond. Even if you're just starting out with stitching, you can tackle the projects in this book. Some are larger and more complex than others, and some are great for just starting out.
Read the full review: http://www.needlenthread.com/2017/02/whitework-with-colour-book-review.html * Mary Corbet's Needle n Thread * Whitework with Colour is a stunning book both in appearance and content.
The photography is outstanding with a page devoted to each finished project and there are 17 projects in all.
Trish with her usual attention to detail had pitched the projects in skills levels. There is one project at level one, three at level two and the remainder are level three.
The stitch techniques are clear and easy to follow with the added bonus of having hints and tips to avoid silly mistakes.
Clearly marked and detailed templates sit alongside the finished project size.
Whether you are new to whitework or a more experienced stitched this book will inspire you from start to finish. -- Muriel Campbell, Board Chair * Embroiderers Guild *
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