Colour Confidence in Embroidery

Author(s): Trish Burr


Based on her own experience with long and short stitch shading, gained through trial and error over the years, the author provides a greater awareness of how colour affects our embroidery, and what brings it to life. Each aspect is clearly illustrated by example and includes tools for selecting colours, choosing shades that enhance our embroidery, why some shades blend better than others, and the importance of contrast with light and shadow. There are projects to represent each colour group including stunning roses, camellias, fruit and the much sought-after bee-eater birds, but the highlights of the book for any stitcher have to be the chapters on colour combinations and complementary colours. These include more than 200 stitched examples with DMC thread keys, plus schemes to help choose colours for your own projects. Colour Confidence in Embroidery is the first of its kind on this subject and a valuable resource for any embroiderer. Although based on long and short stitch shading the principles could be applied to any surface or counted thread embroidery.


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Trish Burr is a self-taught embroiderer who hungrily consumes all aspects of this fine craft. Through research and practice she has developed this individual technique of surface embroidery. Further details about Trish Burr and her books can be found on her website:

Introduction What's in this book? Materials and preparation Shading techniques Tools for selecting colours How colour affects our embroidery What brings our embroidery to life? Colour combinations Complementary colours Colour schemes PROJECTS Red: French rose Pink: Camellia japonica Mauve: Iris 'Spartan' Purple: crocus sativus Blue: Moroccan plum Turquoise: Lilac-breasted roller Green: Little green bee-eater Gold: Little bee-eater friends Yellow: Austrian rose Orange: 'Elton' cherry Brown: Tufted flycatcher White: Camellia 'Alba Plena' Sacred kingfisher Trish Burr books and DVD Suppliers

General Fields

  • : 9781863514262
  • : Sally Milner Publishing Pty, Limited
  • : Sally Milner Publishing Pty, Limited
  • : January 2011
  • : 280mm X 210mm X 22mm
  • : Australia
  • : March 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Trish Burr
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 256
  • : 300 colour illustrations