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Trish Burr’s Embroidery Transfers – The Shortest Book Review Ever


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Since we’re moving into the weekend – that blessed time when we can contemplate leisure activities and The Next Project – I thought it would be a good day to share a very short book review with you.

It’s challenging to write a book review about a book that has very few words in it. But I’m sure I’ll manage to say something. The most notable Something is this: if you struggle with transferring embroidery designs accurately, that struggle is about to end. (Yay!)

So please allow me to present this new book on the market – soon to be released, bound to be very popular, and definitely worth getting your pre-order in!

Trish Burr's Embroidery Transfers

Trish Burr’s Embroidery Transfers is one of the many new embroidery books published by Search Press this year, as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration. They sent me an advanced copy, which took me a full three minutes to read.

And that’s a good thing – because this isn’t a book you have to read. It’s a book of iron-on embroidery transfers featuring designs from Trish Burr’s embroidery books, plus a few bonus designs.

The whole point of this book is to allow you to jump straight into the fun part of embroidery without having to worry about the difficulties of hand-transferring the designs.

Trish Burr's Embroidery Transfers

At the beginning of the book, you’ll find full color images of the embroideries that are featured in Trish’s many books.

Trish Burr's Embroidery Transfers

There are no instructions for the embroideries in this book. If you need instructions, you’ll find all the projects detailed in Trish’s original books.

Trish Burr's Embroidery Transfers

From Trish’s iconic needlepainting projects featuring flowers and birds, to her miniature projects, to her “whitework with color” projects – you’ll find them all ready and waiting for your iron!

Trish Burr's Embroidery Transfers

There are instructions on how to use the iron-ons (you can get about three good impressions from them, so they can be re-used), and then the iron-ons themselves, which are nicely spaced on the pages so that they’re not fiddly to cut out.

Trish Burr's Embroidery Transfers

The back cover of the book is a handy folder, so that you can tuck your cut iron-ons safely inside for future use.

If you struggle with transferring embroidery designs, if you long to work Trish’s designs but are hesitant because of the transfer process, this problem goes completely away with this book!

Where to Find It

Trish Burr’s Embroidery Transfers will be available shortly for shipping. The book can be pre-ordered now – which I think is a good idea. I’m guessing it’s going to be pretty popular!

In the US, you’ll find the book listed here on my Amazon Recommendations page, under Browse my Amazon Recommendations – where I keep a list of all the embroidery-related books I heartily recommend.

Worldwide, with free shipping, you can order the book here from Book Depository in the UK.

This article contains affiliate links to book sources, which means that Needle ‘n Thread receives a small commission for purchases made through those links at no extra expense to you. Thanks!

Goldwork Masterclass & More

For those of you seeking Alison Cole’s Goldwork Masterclass book, it’s in stock again here on Needle ‘n Thread, with domestic priority shipping included in the price.

I’ve also got a few pre-transferred towel sets still in stock, if you’re needing something quick and fun to stitch as autumn approaches.

I’ll have autumn towel sets (a whole new collection) in the shop again next week at some point, but for those who want to get a head start on Christmas stitching, you’ll find a limited number of Holly & Evergreen sets available now for shipping on Monday, as well as a few Folky Flakes stamped cross stitch sets.


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  1. Dear Mary

    Wow Mary that was a quick read. Trish Burr’s Embroidery Transfers looks a lovely book and what a good idea to have the designs already in place and the book is reasonably priced as well which is a nice bonus. I do like the miniature portraits they are lovely and my favourites. The cut out folder is also a really good idea to hold the transfers and it’s nice that they can be used again. Thank you for reviewing Trish Burr’s Embroidery Transfers for us and sharing with us, thank you for the photos and the relevant websites. I hope you have a good stitching weekend.

    Regards Anita Simmance

  2. Glad to hear Trish’s book is almost ready. I’ve had it pre-ordered for months. And very glad to be able to order Goldwork Masterclass. Thanks for stocking it!

  3. Was sort of hoping that the content after the jump would just be “It’s great!” or something like that. Shortest book review ever! 🙂

    But seriously, the review is very helpful and informative and the book does look great.

    (And belatedly joining all the other NnT’ers in sending sympathy on the sad loss of your mother and good wishes for continuing comfort and strength to you and all your family.)

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