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Window Gardens in Bloom: 25 Hand-Embroidered Flowers in Easy-to-Create Settings by Margaret Vant Erve helps you to create an enchanting window garden of hand-embroidered flowers.


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Window Gardens in Bloom

Window Gardens in Bloom
25 Hand-Embroidered Flowers in Easy-to-Create Settings

Author: Margaret Vant Erve
Pages: 64
Page size: 81/2" x 11 1/2"
Publisher: C&T Publishing
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4G4E0890
Weight: 0.8 lb

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InstructionalCreate an enchanting window garden of hand-embroidered flowers

  • Move beyond embroidery kits! Take your hand-embroidery to the next level with flowering window gardens
  • Pick your favorite flowers from a stitch directory of 25 flowering plants
  • 2 projects for flower backgrounds - an outdoor window box and indoor window sill - with unlimited creative options
  • Create unique backgrounds for your embroidery with easy fabric painting techniques

"Margaret is a wonderful teacher and gifted textile artist. Her book is sure to be a treasured part of every stitcher's library" -Valerie Hearder, author, quilter & teacher

"Margaret's instructions are clear and easy to follow" -Eileen L. Dawson, student, 40 years of stitching

About the Author: Margaret lives in Ottawa with her husband, two daughters, and her border collie. She takes advantage of the easy access to the countryside and surrounding small communities to find inspiration for her wild and domestic floral creations. She also enjoys teaching, which allows her to inspire students to come up with their own designs and discover their own inner creativity. Margaret's work is held in many private collections across North America.

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Table of Contents

Introduction4 Painting the Inner Window Frames and Dividers 41
Flower Gallery6Adding Color Pencil Shading41
Transferring Details6Transferring the Pots of Flowers and Finishing Touches42
General Supplies7Outlining the Window Frame in Embroidery42
The Flowers7Embroidering the Flowers and Terra-Cotta Pots43
Project 1: Window Box Garden19Other Alternatives 44
Supplies Needed21Stitch Directory 47
Getting Ready21Starting and Finishing a Thread47
Creating the Windowpane22Some Basics 48
Wall Types23The Stitches 48
Applying the Window Frame28Techniques58
Creating the Window Box31Stretching Your Fabric for Painting58
Embroidering the Garden 31Working with Gutta Resist and Silk Paints 59
Designing Your Own Garden32Stretching Your Fabric for Embroidery60
More Window Box Garden Designs34Preparing Your Embroidery for Framing60
Project 2: Windowsill Garden37Suppliers62
Supplies Needed38Bibliography62
Getting Ready38Index63
Creating the Windowpane39About the Author64
Painting the Window Frame and Sill40  

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