Circus Embroidery2020-02-04T12:46:12+00:00

Circus Embroidery

  • Publishing: Spring 20
  • Pub month: April
  • ISBN-13: 9781784945473
  • Author: Susie Johns
  • Price: £14.99
  • Binding: PB with flaps
  • No. of pages: 144
  • Dimensions: 275 x 215 mm
  • Colour: Full colour throughout

Relive the childhood excitement of a travelling circus arriving in town with this beautifully stitched celebration of traditional performers and their awe-inspiring acts. Packed full of nostalgic motifs and projects influenced by circuses of the past, you won’t be able to resist getting into the carnival mood and picking your favourite member of the troupe to stitch.

A selection of 12 delightful projects make use of the motifs, embellishing and customising a range of items, some of which are made from scratch. Novice stitchers needn’t worry, as the embroidery in the book uses a medley of simple stitches that are fully explained with clear step-by-step artwork throughout. Also covered are the essential basics of what tools and equipment you will need and how to transfer the templates to your fabric.

Motifs include: strongmen, acrobats, tumblers, clowns, elephants, train, dancers, musicians, ringmasters,banners, flags, tents, ticket office, signs, big cats and many more…

Projects include: greetings card, needle case, child’s dress, cake band and phone case.


Author Information

Susie Johns
Susie Johns is an artist and designer who has written dozens of craft books, mostly on knitting, crochet and sewing, including Knitted Pets, Knitted Woodland CreaturesFat Quarter: Bags & Purses and Fat Quarter: Vintage (all GMC Publications). Her patterns and designs appear regularly in consumer craft magazines in the UK, such as Let’s Knit, Sew and Let’s Get Crafting, and she has written numerous patterns for suppliers such as DMC. She has also demonstrated various crafts on television. Susie studied Fine Art at The Slade School and went on to pursue a career in publishing as an editor before becoming freelance. Alongside her writing career, she teaches drawing and painting at a local adult education college.She also runs classes and workshops on knitting and crochet and has been involved in a number of textile-based community projects in and around London, where she lives.