Book Reviews

Raised Embroidery: A Practical Guide To Decorative Stumpwork

Barbara and Roy Hirst

When I first looked at this book, I was amazed to see such details in recreating people and animals in stumpwork.  Barbara and Roy, a husband and wife team, ...


New Designs in Raised Embroidery

Barbara and Roy Hirst


Barbara and Roy have done it again!  This collection of stumpwork projects include pictures such as a sheep herder and his flock, ...  READ MORE

Stumpwork Medieval Flors

Jane Nicholas


In first looking at this book, I as amazed at the lovely photographs of flowers vs. stumpwork.  Jane's creative needle depicts...  READ MORE

The Stumpwork, goldwork and Surface Embroidery Beetle Collection

Jane Nicholas


If you have either a love for gubs or just fascinated by them, you will love Jane's book on beetles.  Jane starts off with a...  READ MORE

18th Century Embroidery Techniques

Gail Marsh


Gail's love for the 18th century embroidery/fashions are shown throughout her book.  Like most books, she takes us to...READ MORE

Stumpwork & Goldwork Embroidery:  Inspired by Turkish, Syrian & Persian Tiles

Jane Nicholas


When you first look at the cover, you wonder how anyone can create such breathtaking work with needle, thred, beads and fabric.  Jane does her magic...READ MORE

Take a look at the title and cover pictures.  When you combine the two, you may ask yourself, "Can a beginner really create embroidery... READ MORE