Embroidery Stitches: Over 400 Contemporary and Traditional Stitch Patterns
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Embroidery Stitches: Over 400 Contemporary and Traditional Stitch Patterns

by Mary Webb
     
 

The most exhaustive reference guide to embroidery stitches ever published.

In a small format for easy portability, this book contains detailed information on more than 400 embroidery stitches-easily more than twice as many as found in earlier books. From the basic to the more intricate and from traditional to contemporary, each embroidery stitch is

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The most exhaustive reference guide to embroidery stitches ever published.

In a small format for easy portability, this book contains detailed information on more than 400 embroidery stitches-easily more than twice as many as found in earlier books. From the basic to the more intricate and from traditional to contemporary, each embroidery stitch is demonstrated through clear, colorful illustrations and detailed, easy-to-follow instructions.

Stitches are grouped according to type, making it easy to locate a specific stitch, and presented in order of difficulty, from beginner to advanced. The stitches are further divided into fabric stitches and canvas stitches, and include:

  • Line and border stitches
  • Straight and slanted stitches
  • Filling and detached stitches
  • Composite and isolated stitches
  • Crossed and insertion stitches
  • Edging and hem stitches
  • Motif stitches
  • Single- and double-canvas stitches
  • Plain- and even-weave fabric stitches.

This book is the perfect handbook for the relaxing and enduring hobby of embroidery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554072118
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/19/2006
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.12(d)

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Meet the Author

Mary Webb is a professional needlecraft and textiles designer. She studied embroidery, knitting and textile design at a London college, where she now teaches. Her designs have been published in a number of magazines in the UK, and she has written widely on a range of knitting and needlecraft topics.

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