Miniature Needle Painting Embroidery
Vintage Portraits, Florals & Birds
By Trish Burr (Author)
Small, embroidered "paintings" can have all the detail, form, and beauty of a larger piece—except they're much quicker to stitch! These fresh and appealing designs all capture the pretty, romantic images typical of the Victorian and post-Victorian eras. All the projects—which include traditional portraits, birds, and flowers—have detailed thread diagrams, and easy-to-follow instructions teach the basic stitches.
"Burr's designs draw from Victorian- and Edwardian-era postcards featuring flowers, birds, and petite portraits, and a few easy projects that introduce the fundamental concepts are provided. The miniature size of the projects allow for quicker, easier completion, and the finished projects can be framed or incorporated into goods such as needle books or cushions. VERDICT The intricate detail of needle painting will delight embroiderers who like photorealistic projects, and Burr's collection provides an overview of the basics of this technique.” —Library Journal-
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Trish Burr is the author of the highly successful and beautiful books Redoute's Finest Flowers in Embroidery (2002), Long and Short Stitch Embroidery: A Collection of Flowers (2006), Crewel & Surface Embroidery—Inspirational Floral Designs (2008), Needle Painting Embroidery—Fresh Ideas for Beginners, and Colour Confidence in Embroidery (2011), all published by Sally Milner Publishing.