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Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery: Merezhka Poltavska

Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery: Merezhka Poltavska

By Yvette Stanton

Merezhka Poltavska is beautiful drawn thread embroidery from Poltava in Ukraine.

Allow leading Australian embroidery designer and needlework teacher, Yvette Stanton, to be your personal tutor as she teaches you the basics and beyond of this historic Ukrainian embroidery technique. This full colour, step-by-step guide with over 300 clear diagrams and photos, will lead you from beginner to advanced merezhka stitcher.

The benefits of 'Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery'
Inside 'Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery'
About Yvette Stanton
Reader testimonials
Purchase 'Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery'
'Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery' at a glance

The benefits of 'Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery'

Discover what it is like to study as if this wonderful teacher were at your side, as you learn:

  • how to create the two main Merezhka Poltavska Ukrainian embroidery techniques
  • how to easily work advanced techniques
  • hints and tips normally only available in hands-on classes
  • how to fix mistakes and improve your stitching
  • about historical merezhka from Poltava, Ukraine
  • how to use your skills to create a variety of projects in this elegant form of Ukrainian embroidery.

Inside 'Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery'

Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery: Merezhka Poltavska has 48 full colour pages, containing five information packed chapters:

  • Chapter 1 helps you learn about the rich heritage of Merezhka Poltavska from historical examples of Ukrainian embroidery. It explains all the materials used to create merezhka, many of which you will probably already have in your stash!
  • Chapter 2 is a step-by-step learning sampler, teaching the basic technique of Merezhka Poltavska. Most steps have text instructions, a clear diagram to show you what you should be doing, and a full colour photograph to show you exactly what it looks like. As a special bonus, there is information specifically for left-handed stitchers.
  • Chapter 3 is another step-by-step learning sampler, teaching a variation on the basic technique. It too includes our three-fold method of instructions (text, diagram and photo), with the helpful hints and tips that you have come to expect from Vetty Creations' books.
  • Chapter 4 uses the three-fold method for you to learn extra techniques, such as how to turn corners and how to make traditional Ukrainian embroidery hems.
  • Chapter 5 has seven beautiful projects to practice your skills. The projects, ranging from large to small have varying applications, including a table runner, bookmark, bag, and a scissors case. With gorgeous full colour photographs, you won't be able to resist them. Each project has a large, clear chart with step-by-step instructions detailing preparation, embroidery, construction and finishing.
Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery sample pages
Sample pages from Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery: Merezhka Poltavska by Yvette Stanton

With so much easy to follow information, beautiful embroidery has never been so easy to master. You will save so much time and effort in your quest to discover Ukrainian embroidery because Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery: Merezhka Poltavska 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.

Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery: Merezhka Poltavska by Yvette Stanton, provides a thorough course in a beautiful, historical Ukrainian embroidery technique, and you will refer to it again and again.

About Yvette Stanton

Yvette Stanton is a respected Australian embroidery teacher and award-winning needlewoman. She particularly loves whitework embroidery. Yvette has written books on Hardanger embroidery and Mountmellick embroidery. Always searching for other beautiful whitework techniques, Yvette was introduced to the whitework styles of Ukrainian embroidery.

In 2006, Yvette travelled to New York, USA, to visit the Ukrainian Museum of New York to further research Ukrainian embroidery, and Merezhka Poltavska in particular. She spent several days closely studying their beautiful collection of Ukrainian embroidery, and saw examples of many kinds, including Merezhka Poltavska, Nyzynka and Merezhka Zatiahanka. She found the experience incredibly inspiring and enjoyed asking many questions of the Folk Art Curator, Lubow Wolynetz, about the embroideries she studied.

On Yvette's return to Australia, the knowledge she had gained formed the basis of her book on Ukrainian embroidery. Some of the examples of Merezhka Poltavska that she photographed at the museum are included in the first chapter of Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery: Merezhka Poltavska.

Reader testimonials

We'd love to hear from you about your experiences with Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery: Merezhka Poltavska. Please send your comments to us.

"I was able to teach myself from the book using the learning sampler, and it worked out really well. Because I have never done any drawn thread work before, I thought I was going to be a drop-out before I even started! I'm pleased with the result and plan to do the next learning sampler in the book." YW, Sydney, Australia

"Well it's here, and it's amazing. What a brilliant job you've done with it. And what people need is lots of diagrams, and that's exactly what you provide. Plus I love the projects. It's a magnificent book." J. O'L, Australia

"This is one of the best-illustrated books I’ve ever seen. All the stitches and all the designs are shown with both an illustration and a photo. I’ve never seen anyone do that before, but I have to say it’s very effective, and makes each stitch quite clear." S.D, USA

"The copy of the new book arrived yesterday and I just sat breathless on the couch for more than an hour... It is BEAUTIFUL - but I am Ukrainian so was prejudiced to begin with." W.C, USA

"The book is really unusual in its clarity of instruction, the drawings, the thought. I was moved to tears in reading in your acknowledgements your thank you to the people of Poltava for their gift of the poltavs'ka merezhka. Congratulations to you on a job very well done.

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. She was a master in all kinds of embroidery, knitting, crocheting and other techniques. She showed me how to do the poltavs'ka merezhka and your book is as if she were standing right behind you and telling what she did. Truly amazing!" D.Horbachevsky, NY USA

Purchase 'Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery'

To learn this beautiful style of Ukrainian embroidery, purchase your copy of Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery: Merezhka Poltavska by Yvette Stanton, today.

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Australia
$AU31.95
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$AU36.95
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rest of the world
$AU42.95
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'Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery' at a glance

Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery: Merezhka Poltavska
Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery: Merezhka Poltavska by Yvette Stanton
  • 48 pages
  • Paperback
  • 195 x 275 mm / 7 5/8 x 10 7/8 in
  • clear step-by-step instructions
  • 300+ full colour illustrations and photos
  • 2 learning samplers and 7 beautiful projects
  • ISBN 978-0-9757677-1-9
Purchase Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery: Merezhka Poltavska today. Very soon you will be making your own beautiful Ukrainian embroidery!
 
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Prices include shipping
Delivery to Australia
$AU31.95
Delivery to New Zealand
$AU36.95
Delivery to the rest of the world
$AU42.95
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.

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