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The Embroidery Stitch Bible: Over 200 Stitches Photographed with Easy to Follow Charts (Artist/Craft Bible)by Betty Barnden
Synopses & Reviews
The photographed samples are shown full-size. Each stitch is fully described and illustrated with numbered figures and accompanied by a list of its main uses, with helpful notes on the working method. Many stitches have alternative names; these are also listed, and included in the index as a useful reference aid.
The Embroidery Essentials chapter will help you choose appropriate materials and equipment for whatever technique you intend to use. Here you will find general information applicable to all types of embroidery
The Working Practice chapter is divided into sections each one of the techniques sections includes general working guidelines, followed by specific working methods for various types of embroidery: how to choose and use suitable fabrics, threads, and stitches for a wide variety of effects, from dramatic blackwork to intricate three-dimensional techniques.
Here is an essential reference for embroiderers wishing to improve their technique and add new dimensions to their work. Stitches are arranged according to their use, making it a simple task to find the one you need, and each is explained in full with photographs and easy to follow diagrams. Over 200 embroidery stitches are featured, from basic cross stitch and chain stitch to more complicated couching, laid work, and drawn thread work.
About the Author
Betty Barnden is a freelance needlecraft designer whose crochet designs have appeared in many magazines and been published by prestigious yarn companies.
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