Modern Hand Stitching

Modern Hand Stitching

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by Ruth Chandler
     
 

Let your stitching spirit enjoy the confidence of knowing basic hand stitches-then freely play to your heart's content with pattern and form. Stitching is fun, exhilarating and artistic. 128 pages of stitches and inspiration for practice, playing and creating. 6 stitch chapters. Straight stitches. Building on stitches. Cross stitches. Chain stitches. Knots and

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Let your stitching spirit enjoy the confidence of knowing basic hand stitches-then freely play to your heart's content with pattern and form. Stitching is fun, exhilarating and artistic. 128 pages of stitches and inspiration for practice, playing and creating. 6 stitch chapters. Straight stitches. Building on stitches. Cross stitches. Chain stitches. Knots and couching. Making a stitch sampler. Includes a gallery of stitching inspirations. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
04/28/2014
This slim volume full of helpful photo guides to a variety of embroidery stitches makes a good addition to the sewist's library, especially for those who'd like a quick reference for the occasional decorative stitch. The author, a fiber artist based in Colorado, creates in a style that feels a bit dated, and the general layout and design of the book seems to hail from the late ‘90s as well. Even the featured projects (no patterns provided) are not contemporary, and the text can be repetitive and workmanlike. But since no one's picking this up to read, it shines as a guide to unusual stitches. Enjoy the clearly photographed introductions to the Layered Chain Stitch, Open Chain Stitch, Bullion Knot, and two dozen more, then find a way to use them that suits your style. Full-color photos. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935726487
Publisher:
Landauer Books
Publication date:
02/15/2014
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
602,267
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Ruth Chandler grew up in Japan where the vibrant color and texture of Japanese fabric, combined with the simplicity of Japanese design, caught Ruth's attention. She made her first quilt in 1990, a queen size, hand-appliquéd and hand-quilted Hawaiian pineapple quilt, and she has never looked back. Ruth teaches locally from her home studio and Blue Twig Studio, and nationally at Art and Soul Retreats. She can also be seen at Open Studios at International Quilt Market and teaches for Make it University. Ruth has written several articles for Quilting Arts magazine and blog posts for Havels' Sewing. Her work has been published in several books including A Fiber Artist's Guide to Color, First-time Beading on Fabric, and Fabric Color Magic. Ruth is one of the co-authors of the best-selling book, Fabric Embellishment the basics and beyond.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There must be a resurgence of hand embroidery work as I have seen several books on this subject lately. This book has all the basic stitches but instead of just showing you the stitches, the author has you create a booklet of them as you work each one. When you are done, you will have a great reference tool to look at when you need to remember how a particular stitch is created. There are tips galore throughout the book. They are set off in a bordered box so you can’t miss them. There are also lots of graphics showing the stitches and using the written instructions, the graphics and the tips, your stitches will come out perfect. If you want to create a quilt block, embellishment on a shirt/dress or create a wall hanging with embroidery, this book will guide you each step of the way.