We’re delighted to share with you this beautiful, poetic book created by German designer Judit Gummlich and carefully edited by Laine Publishing. It’s a project that’s been many years in the making, and one that generously transports us into the warm, sensory aesthetic world of its creator @ku.ni.ber.ta.
This timeless embroidery book features 18 designs inspired by nature, complete with detailed instructions to guide you through their creation and ideas on how to use them: enough to transform your knitwear with a handful of simple embroidery stitches and imagine a cosy cardigan adorned with bright flowers, a jumper embellished with a dragonfly or pretty mittens with plants climbing up the back of your hand!
All templates are presented on a separate fold-out poster in size A1.
“Embroidery on Knits” is an in-depth guide to contemporary stitching with and on wool, explaining every step of the process — from planning to finished project. It is a source of inspiration and knowledge for crafty beginners and savvy stitchers alike.
Note: Knitting patterns are not included in the book.
Among the patterns Judit has chosen to embellish with her embroidery, three projects have been created in our yarn Gilliatt:
- a children’s cardigan (picture 1) knitted in Gilliatt “cèdre” from the Demoiselle arc-en-ciel pattern by Solenn Couix-Loarer and embroidered with the “Aster” motif,
- an adult cardigan (picture 2) knitted in Gilliatt “granit” from the Don’t Ask pattern by Isabell Kraemer and embroidered with the “Fireworks” motif,
- a children’s cardigan (picture 3) knitted in Gilliatt “poivre et sel” from the Dimi pattern by Orlane Sucche and embroidered with the “Daisy” motif.
Judit used various types of thread for all the embroidery, from pure wool to metallic thread, silk thread, cotton thread and ribbon (you can find details of the threads used for each of her designs here).
Judit Gummlich is a multi-talented crafter who has worked in theatre costume departments for more than 20 years. She is a passionate knitter, gardener, beekeeper and nature lover. Judit lives with her husband, bees and two cats in Hamburg, Germany. “Embroidery on Knits” is her first book.
Photo credits: Simone Hawlisch (@fraeuleinsonntag)