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A Rainbow of Stitches: Embroidery and Cross-Stitch Basics Plus More Than 1,000 Motifs and 80 Project Ideas

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A Rainbow of Stitches is a how-to-stitch guide, a project idea book, and an encyclopedia of motifs, all in one go-to reference. Begin by choosing a motif from this extensive collection, which ranges from elegant alphabets to 1970s-inspired flowers and leaves, from sweet fairies to vintage-chic ladies in classic Dior dresses. The "Get Stitching" section gives you the basics you need to get started, along with an illustrated how-to of the simple stitches that are used to create all of the motifs. Each of the following sections, which are arranged by color-fresh greens, pretty pinks, timeless blues, rich reds, and elegant white and taupe-presents ideas for embroidering motifs in single colors, showing how much can be achieved with just one color of embroidery floss on a plain background. Includes more than eighty beautifully photographed, inspiring ideas for stitched embellishment, from wearables and personal accessories to a variety of decorative items for every room in your home.

About the Author

AGNÉS DELAGE-CALVET, ANNE SOHIER-FOURNEL, MURIEL BRUNET, and FRANÇOISE RITZ are lifelong needlearts enthusiasts and experienced teachers of embroidery and other fiber crafts.

FRÉDÉRIC LUCANO is a professional photographer specializing in fashion and home décor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780823014781
Author:
Brunet, Muriel
Publisher:
Watson-Guptill Publications
Author:
Sohier-Fournel, Anne
Author:
Delage-Calvet, Agnes
Author:
Ritz, Francoise
Author:
Lucano, Frederic
Subject:
Needlework - Embroidery
Subject:
Needlework - Cross-Stitch
Subject:
Embroidery
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1,000+ 4-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS 90 4-C PHOT
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.70x7.52x.84 in. 1.58 lbs.

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