A beautiful in-depth, practical guide to the exquisite textile art of renowned embroiderer, Chloe Giordano.
"Utterly amazing! The embroidery work of Chloe Giordano is delicate, tiny, beautiful, realistic, adorable, detailed, perfect there are so many adjectives you could use to describe her work!" - Mary Corbet, Needle 'n Thread
Take a walk through the stunning stitched world of renowned embroiderer Chloe Giordano, and discover not only her unique way of working with sewing thread but also a sublime collection of her exquisite textile art, inspired by her love of the natural world.
Taking one project from conception through to completion, see how Chloe plans her designs, chooses colours, selects threads, blends colours and finally stitches her designs in order to create her beautifully detailed embroideries. Packed with Chloe's guidance on every aspect of the process, including hooping and framing, this book will inspire you to create stunning thread paintings of your own.
In the second part of the book, wend your way through a beautiful gallery of Chloe's work showcasing her popular, intricate embroideries that celebrate wildlife both big and small from foxes, fawns through to hares, rabbits, mice and more. All are accompanied by the back story and inspiration behind the piece, offering a fascinating and exclusive look into Chloe's creative process.
For needle-painting that will astound you with its lifelike, delicate beauty pick up this book and get lost in the magical woodland art of Chloe Giordano.
Equipment & materials 8
Composing an image 14
Thinking about colour 18
Preparing the hoop 26
Transferring the design 28
Starting to work 30
- Creating a design: ‘Fawn’ 32
Finishing embroidery 40
- Hares 44
- Foxes 68
- Fawns 90
- Rabbits 112
- Deeper into the Forest 140
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