Vetty Creations header

Vetty Creations headerb

Mountmellick book

Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature

Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature

By Yvette Stanton and Prue Scott

Fully revised and expanded edition

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.

The benefits of 'Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature'
Inside 'Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature'
About Yvette Stanton and Prue Scott
Reader testimonials
Purchase 'Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature'
'Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature' at a glance

The benefits of 'Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature'

Discover what it is like to study as if these wonderful teachers were at your side, as you learn with this comprehensive Mountmellick book:

  • what Mountmellick embroidery is
  • how to create the stitches of Mountmellick embroidery
  • how to knit the characteristic fringes to edge your Mountmellick embroidery
  • hints and tips that you normally only learn in classes
  • the history of Mountmellick embroidery
  • how to use your skills to work 17 beautiful Mountmellick projects.

Inside 'Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature'

Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature has 104 full colour pages, and two pattern sheets. It is greatly expanded from the first edition and is packed with useful information:

  • Introductory information explains what Mountmellick embroidery is, its rich history, and has examples of historical Mountmellick embroidery.
  • Chapter 1 contains step-by-step instructions (with diagrams and photos) for the embroidery stitches of Mountmellick. The supplies needed to make your own Mountmellick embroidery are explained. This edition contains additional instructions for tricky techniques such as turning corners with difficult stitches. There are photographs of each finished stitch.
  • Chapter 2 contains step-by-step instructions (with diagrams and photos) for authentic knitted fringes that are characteristic of Mountmellick embroidery. The supplies needed are explained. This edition contains an addtional knitted fringe technique, and each method is detailed with step-by-step instructions.
  • Chapter 3 has seventeen gorgeous Mountmellick projects, two of which have been created especially for this new edition (see below). There is a wide range of of projects to suit all tastes, applications and levels of expertise. Each project has a colour photograph, and there are close-up photos of each motif.
Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature sample pages
Blackberry doily
Blackberry oval doily
Lily and forget-me-not nightdress case
Lily and forget-me-not nightdress case

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)
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!

Yvette Stanton is a respected Australian embroidery teacher and award-winning needlewoman. She particularly loves whitework embroidery. Yvette has written books on whitework embroidery including Hardanger embroidery, Merezhka embroidery and Portuguese Whitework. She has also written two stitch dictionaries; one for left-handers and one for right-handers.

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.

Reader testimonials

We'd love to hear from you about your experiences with Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature. Please send your comments to us.

blackberries
stitched blackberries
rose leaves
stitched rose leaves
thistle
stitched thistle
"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

Purchase 'Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature'

To learn this beautiful style of Irish whitework embroidery, purchase your copy of Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature by Yvette Stanton and Prue Scott, today.

Delivery to
Australia
$AU39.95
Delivery to
New Zealand
$AU44.95
Delivery to the
rest of the world
$AU50.95
All prices are in Australian dollars and include shipping.
For currency conversion, try XE.com Personal Currency Assistant. We provide no guarantee of these rates for your transaction. Calculations can only be used as a guide.

'Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature' at a glance

Portuguese Whitework: Bullion Embroidery from Guimarães
Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature by Yvette Stanton and Prue Scott
  • 104 pages
  • 2 full size pattern sheets
  • Paperback
  • 195 x 275 mm / 7 5/8 x 10 7/8 in
  • clear step-by-step instructions
  • 600+ full colour illustrations and photos
  • 17 beautiful projects
  • Published Nov 2007
  • ISBN 978-0-9757677-2-6
Purchase your copy of Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature today. Very soon you will be making your own beautiful Irish whitework embroidery!
 
I just want to buy the book!
Prices include shipping
Delivery to Australia
$AU39.95
Delivery to New Zealand
$AU44.95
Delivery to the rest of the world
$AU50.95
All prices are in Australian dollars and include shipping.
For currency conversion, try XE.com Personal Currency Assistant. We provide no guarantee of these rates for your transaction. Calculations can only be used as a guide.

Back to top