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Step-by-step embroidery books

Vetty Creations step-by-step embroidery books

Vetty Creations are publishers of quality step-by-step embroidery books, with a focus on stitch dictionaries and historical techniques including Hardanger, Mountmellick and merezhka. Vetty Creations books are available around the world from your favourite needlework shop.

Stitch dictionaries

Stitch dictionaries

We currently have two stitch dictionaries available. The first was The Left-Handed Embroiderer's Companion: a step-by-step stitch dictionary. Following the success of this book, we realised that right-handers felt left out, and thus came The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion: a step-by-step stitch dictionary.

Vetty Creations stitch dictionaries have the following features:

  • clearly written step-by-step instructions with a diagram for each step
  • a full colour photo of the finished stitch so that you can see exactly how it looks stitched
  • full colour photos of each stitch (and variations where applicable) used creatively, as inspiration
  • hints and tips that you normally only learn in hands-on classes

Historical techniques books

We currently have three historical techniques books, focusing on whitework, Elegant Hardanger Embroidery, Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature, and Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery: Merezhka Poltavska. Our fourth historical technique book, Portuguese Whitework: Bullion Embroidery from Guimarães will be released in April 2012.

Vetty Creations historical technique books have the following features:

  • step-by-step instructions with diagrams and/or photographs
  • hints and tips that you normally only learn in hands-on classes
  • information about the history of the technique
  • information about all the materials and equipment needed to make the embroidery
  • a range of projects for novices through to advanced stitchers
  • gorgeous full colour photographs of each project
  Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery sample spreads

Reader and user testimonials

Readers and stitchers love Vetty Creations books. Here's what some of them have said about our embroidery books:

"I got your books: fantastically good! The Hardanger one is the best book on that topic that I've ever seen. The instructions are not only clear, with excellent graphics, but you also give a good view of how the stitches should look on the back, and shouldn't look! You also give an idea of how to tuck in ends, and move from one bit to the other. That's precisely what the student needs, and doesn't get in the other books. That chapter of instructions is really something special." J.O'L. Queensland, Australia

"The LH Stitch Dictionary is proving to be so very helpful. I refer to it almost daily, and am always impressed with the precision of your instructions. They are so clearly stated that it is impossible to stitch incorrectly. It is an invaluable reference book and am so delighted to have it nearby." SB, France

"The book is really unusual in its clarity of instruction, the drawings, the thought. I was taught the merezhka that you have in your book by a lady who was born in the latter half of the nineteenth century - she went to the university before WWI. Your book is as if she were standing right behind you and telling what she did. Truly amazing!" D.Horbachevsky, NY USA

"It's the complete package, no classes required: clear, precise instructions, beautiful patterns and a fascinating history. This book is truly a gem." JF, Australia

"It's one of the most comprehensive embroidery books that I have ever bought. It is absolutely beautiful and so full of information. It will make it a lot easier for me to master Mountmellick." V, Tasmania Australia

Purchasing Vetty Creations embroidery books

For more information or to purchase a book, use the links below.

The Left-Handed Embroiderer's Companion by Yvette Stanton

The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion by Yvette Stanton

Portuguese Whitework: Bullion Embroidery from Guimarães by Yvette Stanton

Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature by Yvette Stanton and Prue Scott

Elegant Hardanger Embroidery by Yvette Stanton

Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery: Merezhka Poltavska by Yvette Stanton

The Left-Handed Embroiderer's Companion The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion Portuguese Whitework: Bullion Embroidery from Guimarães Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature Elegant Hardanger Embroidery Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery
 

Yvette Stanton's latest book
is NOW AVAILABLE!

Portuguese Whitework: Bullion Embroidery from Guimarães

Purchase your copy today!

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