Take & Create For Adults Spring Embroidery

Thank you to everyone who registered for this month’s Take & Create kits! We’ll be offering these special project kits monthly. Just sign up for a kit, pick it up from the Library, and complete it at home. We’ll announce them here on Digital Discovery the first Monday of the month, when registration starts. Our Take & Create kits for Adults are designed for ages 18+.

This month’s project is to create a Spring Embroidery following these instructions!

If you registered for a Spring Embroidery Take & Create kit, today starts the time period you can pick up your kit from the Library–you have until 2pm this Saturday, May 22, 2021 to get your kit from our Curbside Pickup.

Check back on the first Monday of next month to see what our next Take & Create kit and Maker Monday project will be!

Check out these embroidery books for inspiration!

Edgy Embroidery : Transform Conventional Stitches Into 25 Unconventional Designs by Renee Rominger

Call# 746.44 Rom

Embroidery isn’t just florals anymore, it’s a moth with pinned wings, an old haunted house on a hill or a cow skull with a flower crown. You won’t find “home sweet home” here, but you will find “Can U Not” or “Don’t Be A Prick.” Renee Rominger, founder of Moonrise Whims, designs projects for a new generation. And whether you just started and need a solid foundation, or you’re an expert looking to enhance your art, Edgy Embroidery will teach you something new, fun and easy.

The Embroidery Book : Visual Resource of Color & Design - 149 Stitches - Step-by-step Guide by Christen (Christen Joan) Brown

Call# 746.44 Bro

Enjoy the tranquility of slow stitching with this step-by-step, visual guide to 149 embroidery stitches, motifs, and extras. Go beyond basic color theory–robust color charts take the guesswork out of choosing thread, silk ribbon, buttons, beads, and trims. Then take your embroidery to the next level with luxurious seam treatments and stunning stand-alone designs! Best-selling author Christen Brown’s traditional and contemporary techniques are showcased in a colorful gallery of crazy-quilted projects.

Embroidery for the Absolute Beginner by Susie Johns

Call# 746.44 Joh

The book introduces the reader to many different stitchery techniques from simple cross stitch to intricate pulled threadwork. Some of the techniques are useful for making decorative borders, while others are good for adding spot designs, monograms and lettering, and applying beads and sequins. Readers will find out how to use these traditional techniques to create attractive home accessories and a wide range of fashionable garments. They will also be taught how the simplest of sewing machines can create embroidered pieces in a fraction of the time it takes to do it by hand.

Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches. by Mary Thomas

Call# 746.44 Tho

This book includes full illustrated instructions for over 400 embroidery stitches, ranging from simple border and outline stitches, to filling stitches, canvas stitches, and pulled fabric stitches. Scattered throughout are dozens of inspirational embroideries to show the stitches in use.

Interweave's Compendium of Finishing Techniques: Weaving, Knitting, Crochet, Embroidery, Knotting by Naomi K. McEneely

Call# 746.4 McE

For weavers, knitters, sewers, quilters, embroiderers, crocheters, or anyone who is interested in the textile arts, this compendium offers an extensive range of fabric finishes. From basic to esoteric, simple and elegant to highly decorative, these finishes can be applied to any fabric–woven, knitted, crocheted, handmade, or purchased. Each technique is clearly presented with text, illustrations, and photographs of examples.

Animal Embroidery Workbook : Step-by-step Techniques & Patterns for 30 Cute Critters & More by Jessica Long

Call# 746.44 Lon

"Embroider a menagerie of 30 adorable animals! From a sweet giraffe to a sly little red fox, Animal Embroidery Workbook features step-by-step instructions and dozens of easy-to-use patterns to create embroidery hoops for all your favorite animals with charming floral details. Embroidery patterns range from simple to more complicated so there's something for everyone to try!"--

Creative Recycling in Embroidery : Add Texture, Meaning and Individuality to Your Work by Val Holmes

Call# 746.44 Hol

Recycling is a hot trend in embroidery, and this is the best book available on the subject. Covering both hand and machine stitching, it reconsiders embroidery by utilizing salvaged material-from fabric, paper, dried flowers, and tree bark, to metal waste, plastic, broken jewelry, and personal souvenirs. Along with the practical instruction, there’s advice on how recycled items can add personal meaning to a piece of embroidery. Projects range from a cushion to a concertina book, and present innovative ways to use the latest miracle materials like Aquabond and fusible synthetic fibers.

Designer Bead Embroidery : 150 Patterns and Complete Techniques by Kenneth D. King

Call# 746.5 Kin

"Original designs for beaded borders, backgrounds, edgings, motifs, and fringes to embellish bridal, evening, and casual fashions. Complete basics section teaches the stitches and skills needed"--Provided by publisher.

Pen to Thread : 750+ Hand-drawn Embroidery Designs to Inspire Your Stitches by Sarah (Textile artist) Watson

Call# 746.44 Wat

Looking to add some inspiration to your embroidery? Look to Pen to Thread! Illustrator and fabric designer Sarah Watson has hand drawn more than 750 whimsical, imaginative motifs in one place–sheer delight for anyone who wields a needle!

Stitch-opedia : the Only Embroidery Reference You'll Ever Need by Helen Winthorpe Kendrick

Call# 746.44 Ken

There is nothing as beautiful as a wonderfully-worked embroidery design, either used to adorn clothing or as an embellishment on a home accessory. Now a new generation is rediscovering the pleasures of the centuries-old craft. Written for beginners and experts alike, Stitch-Opedia describes in detail hundreds of embroidery stitches. Each stitch is grouped into sections that include: canvas work, crewel work, hardanger, pulled work, stumpwork and much more. Each stitch includes close-up, detailed color photographs, a full-color working diagram, and accurate written instructions.