Threadwork, Paperback
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


This is a book about creating sumptuous embellished surfaces made by: collaging rich colourful silks, transparent organza and ribbons stitching with embroidery threads and ribbons, knitting and other yarns, and adding further texture with raised embroidery, cords, metallic threads and beads.

Experience a process of creating where each application allows the surface to evolve from the first layer upwards with a sense of playfulness and thinking outside the square.

The method or process is to create an original soft textile by assembling layers of fabric as a background that is embellished with stitches, quilting, beads and cords. Within the 128 pages there are 28 amazing projects, all with full instructions for an exact reproduction, or ideas for using what is available, or combining techniques throughout the book to create a truly unique piece.

Beautiful photography of finished pieces. A feast for the eyes and your creative spirit.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages, photos
  • Publisher: Sally Milner Publishing Pty Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Needlework & fabric crafts
  • ISBN: 9781863514033



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I recently acquired this book as I loved the cover and the colours in the book. This book is confusing, there are many creative ideas for wonderful threadwork and the book could be so much better with well structured projects. I could not follow some of the instructions very well and the editing seemed to be somewhat fragmented. I would recommend this book for experienced fibre and textile artists, but not for sheer beginners as there are no step by step photos. Diagrams replace those and I am not sure that it is to the benefit of demonstrating the incredible skills of Effie. I would suspect that a better editor would have made this a better book.