Paint with Thread – Emille Ferris


Paint with Thread – Emille Ferris


Paint with Thread; Slow down and embroider your way through the changing seasons with the beautiful debut book from embroidery artist and rising star Emillie Ferris. 

Needle painting, also known as thread painting or silk shading, is a form of embroidery that creates a realistic, lifelike effect using a single strand of thread and one simple stitch – the ‘long and short’ stitch. You can create gorgeous colour gradients, magical details, and flowing stitch directions that are perfect if you want to embroider flora and fauna.

In this richly illustrated step-by-step guide, self-taught embroidery artist Emillie Ferris shows you how to pick up a needle and thread in the same way as a paintbrush to create strokes of colour and bring images to life on fabric.

Inspired by nature and the changing seasons, Emillie has created five new and exclusive patterns for the book, four that reflect each season in turn and one special design that brings the natural year together into one showstopper embroidery.

This book is the culmination of all of Emillie’s skills and years of experience in this wonderful, meditative art form. Each design has around 60 detailed step-by-step photos, showing every stage of the process so that even complete beginners can follow along and create beautiful embroideries. If you have been considering learning the art of needle painting but are unsure where to start, then this book is for you!

Not only are the embroideries sublime, but the book itself is a thing of beauty, with incredible attention to detail – from the exquisite photography to the lavish hardback binding, making it a real treasure for the book lover. Plus, high-quality iron-on transfers at the back of the book allow you to transfer the designs directly onto fabric to get started straight away.

In this book, Emillie generously shares her tried and tested tips and techniques, including advice on materials,

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“Hello! I’m a self-taught artist who uses traditional embroidery methods to create contemporary embroidery patterns, kits, pins & original hoop art.

I took up embroidery in 2013 and fell in love instantly.
After a few years of embroidering for my own enjoyment and posting pictures of my pieces on Instagram, I started to receive custom pet portrait requests and this enabled me to start making a gradual transition into embroidering full time, yay!!

I wanted to evolve my small embroidery venture further, so in 2018 I started taking steps to expand my business by teaching others and sharing my love for embroidery. I am also passionate about photography, illustration, and graphic design so what better way to combine them all, than by creating my digital embroidery patterns!”

You can find more info about Emille on her website 

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