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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 06 September 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215837
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 228x250 mm
  • Illustrations: 250
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP Price: $59.99
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The Embroidered Art of Chloe Giordano


by Chloe Giordano

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Equipment & materialsn 8
Inspiration 12
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

Index 176

About the Author

About Chloe Giordano

Chloe began to sew in the last year of her Illustration degree at the University of the West of England, and since graduating in 2011 she has continued to experiment with freehand embroidery, using sewing thread and hand-dyed fabrics. Her clients include Vintage Books and Penguin, for whom she has designed the book cover for The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick.

Chloe is regarded as one of the world’s top embroiderers and has been featured on numerous textile art websites, including Textile Artist, This Is Collossal, as well as Mary Corbet’s Needle n Thread and Bored Panda. Based in York, UK, she sells her original pieces, prints and greetings cards on Etsy and through her website


Postcard Reviews

For every embroidery enthusiast, this book will be inspiring and encouraging. It is quite simply one of the most beautiful books I have ever seen.
The designs are gorgeous, life like and incredibly intricate. Although not a book of patterns, it is one that will motivate any embroiderer to achieve a simple but stunning piece of art.
I did learn why I never get a perfectly professional finish with my own embroidery and discovered it is because of the thread I use.
Chloe Giordano gives us all the know how we need to get that perfect image.
The tiny forest animals are delightful and I loved the idea of creating the same creature but in different positions, that gives movement and motion.
The designs are wonderfully photographed and the glossy pages bring vibrancy to each piece.

An exquisite book of gentle embroidery. Follow Chloe into her woodland wonderland of flora and fauna. Encounter rabbits, foxes, hares, a wolf cub, a fawn or dormouse all lovingly embroidered. See how the author works and how her embroidery has progressed into delicate backgrounds that complement the subject. She uses sketching and painting to create the designs, blending thread colours for each piece. Good details are given on the working methods. However, there are no guides to threads used or what to buy. This is the artist talking you through her work. Each embroidery is produced in a hoop. There are many samples of work and detailed step by step photographs to guide you. An inspiring look at the artist's work for any lover of animals and embroidered art.

Sewing Directory

Chloe Giordano is an embroiderer known for her exquisitely detailed realistic wildlife embroideries. She describes her technique as needle-painting, bridging the gap between embroidery and painting. This book, as well as showcasing many of her beautiful designs, tells you how she made them.

The introductory section of the book focuses on how she comes up with her designs, giving you ideas for creating your own. She also talks about the equipment and materials she uses. Then she shares her techniques so you can replicate the immense detail found in her embroideries.

The majority of the book focuses on many of her individual embroideries, taking you through her processes step by step from initial sketches to finished embroidery. This means throughout the book you will find tips for creating and stitching up your own designs. The book is full of stunning photography that really shows off the detail in her creations.

Inspirations Studios

Without doubt this is one of the highest quality needlework publications weve ever seen.

Q&A with Chloe Giordano - Sew Magazine

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Mary Corbet's Needle 'n Thread

Ive been waiting for this for a while!

I want to show you a new embroidery book that will be on the market very soon. I think I can safely say its going to be Huge not size-wise, but popularity wise.

This is not your typical embroidery book. But oh! How I love it! It is everything I hoped it would be, all bundled up between two hard covers....

I think one of the main take-aways from Chloes story is that you dont have to follow rigid rules laid down by other people when it comes to embroidery. Do what you want to do, achieve what you want to achieve. Take your vision for your embroidery, try, practice, try again see what happens!

If youre keen on realistic needlepainting of animals, the book is must-have in that regard. But for those who love embroidery, who love art and illustration, or who just enjoy a good burst of inspiration now and then whether or not you want to stitch in this particular style the book is a delight and worth having on hand! I am certain it is going to be wildly popular if you want it before it sells out of the first print run, Id get it pre-ordered now!

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