Mountmellick Embroidery is highly textured floral whitework embroidery that originates from Ireland. Allow respected Australian embroidery designers and needlework teachers, Yvette Stanton and Prue Scott, to be your own personal tutors as they teach you the basics and beyond, of this historic embroidery technique in this comprehensive Mountmellick book.
This fully revised and expanded, full colour, step-by-step guide with over 600 clear diagrams and photos, will lead you from beginner to advanced Mountmellick stitcher.
With so much easy to follow information, beautiful Irish whitework embroidery has never been so easy to master. You will save so much time and effort in your quest to discover and master Mountmellick embroidery because Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature has all this information in one place. This book makes it easy to learn all you need to know, and shows you exactly how to do it. You will need no other Mountmellick embroidery book.
Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature by Yvette Stanton and Prue Scott, provides a thorough course in the beautiful, historical technique of Mountmellick embroidery, and you will refer to it again and again.
About Yvette Stanton and Prue Scott
Yvette Stanton (left) and Prue Scott (right) are identical twin sisters, though they do their very best to be different from each other!
While Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature has been a fantastic success for Prue and Yvette, they find it is better to be friends than co-authors!
In 2002, Yvette travelled to Ireland to research Mountmellick embroidery. She learnt from Sister Teresa Margaret McCarthy of Mountmellick, and viewed many historical pieces of Mountmellick embroidery in museum and private collections.
Prue Scott is a keen and talented embroiderer who is also an accomplished botanical artist. Prue created most of the project patterns for this Mountmellick book, which is why the plants look so beautiful and life-like. Prue teaches medicinal botany to post-graduate university students.
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"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
"Your instructions and diagrams are so easy to follow - even someone like me with no traditional embroidery experience and a huge aversion to french knots did a row of stitches which look like they are supposed to!" JR, Canada
"It is the best embroidery book that I have ever seen." MB, Sydney Australia
"There are very few books about the Mountmellick technique, but this one provides the perfect introduction. Worked in a wide range of interesting stitches, such as cable plait stitch, long-armed feather stitch, Mountmellick stitch and Palestrina stitch, the stitches are clearly shown and there are easy to follow step-by-step instructions for the embroideries. Each project is graded from beginner to intermediate to advanced level and the accompanying outline designs, packaged in the back of the book, are actual size, so you won't have to enlarge them before use. There are also clear instructions for creating the knitted fringes that are such a feature of this technique." Stitch with the Embroiderers' Guild, UK
"This book begins with a fascinating history of Mountmellick embroidery in which the authors share their discoveries and observations of historic examples of this technique found during their research. After outlining fabric and thread requirements there is a collection of all the stitches used to build up Mountmellick motifs with clear, detailed instructions on how to work each one. The projects are varied as Mountmellick can be used for many applications as it is robust and, being all white, can be hot washed. There are traditional projects such as doilies and mats as well as contemporary applications such as bolsters and lampshades.
The book comes complete with full size pull out patterns for easy tracing of the larger designs and there are instructions on how to create the traditional knitted fringes that accompany Mountmellick work. It is the perfect place for beginners to start yet with plenty of detail and substantial designs for more experienced embroiderers." Mary Hickmott's New Stitches
"Congratulations to Yvette Stanton and Prue Scott on their new publication Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature. This book is a delight, visually and technically. These fine Australian embroiderers have given us an inspiring book with well designed, varied projects using clear concise instructions. Their Mountmellick history section is informative, their stitch guide practical and accurate. It is with much pleasure that I recommend this creative book to all dedicated Mountmellick embroiderers and to those who, at last, have a book to lead them into the fascinating world of Mountmellick." Deborah Love, Mountmellick Tutor, Embroiderers' Guild Queensland
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