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Stitch-opedia

Stitch-opedia

by Helen Winthorpe Kendrick
     
 

There is nothing as beautiful as a wonderfully-worked embroidery design, either used to adorn clothing or as an embellishment on a home accessory. Now a new generation is rediscovering the pleasures of the centuries-old craft. Written for beginners and experts alike, Stitch-Opedia describes in detail hundreds of embroidery stitches. Each stitch is grouped

Overview

There is nothing as beautiful as a wonderfully-worked embroidery design, either used to adorn clothing or as an embellishment on a home accessory. Now a new generation is rediscovering the pleasures of the centuries-old craft. Written for beginners and experts alike, Stitch-Opedia describes in detail hundreds of embroidery stitches. Each stitch is grouped into sections that include: canvas work, crewel work, hardanger, pulled work, stumpwork and much more. Each stitch includes close-up, detailed color photographs, a full-color working diagram, and accurate written instructions. An extremely helpful alphabetical listing with close-up thumbnail photographs appears later in the book allowing the user to cross-reference each stitch.
With sections on materials and equipment, basic techniques, and a collection of motifs that can be either copied or transferred to fabric, this beautifully-designed, full-color book is sure to attract newcomers and experts alike with its combination of convenience and creative encouragement.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“As someone that knows almost nothing about hand embroidery, I found this book to be a wonderful guide to basic embroidery stitches. There are a lot of techniques out there, and Stitch-opedia is a great reference for learning them.” —Threads

“This book is a great learning tool. If you've ever had the slightest interest in any form of embroidery before, then I highly recommend that you check out Stitch-opedia. I am certain that you will find everything you have ever wanted to know... and then some! Even if you are a seasoned embroiderer, this would still be a fabulous book for you. You'll gain a one-stop reference book, plus some fantastic projects you'll want to whip up right then!” —Wee Share blog

Library Journal
Most embroidery books focus on only one technique or type of embroidery, but textile artist and teacher Kendrick covers a variety in surprising detail. Following a comprehensive introduction to the basics of embellishing with needle and thread, Kendrick devotes one section to each individual technique, including crewel, Hardanger, stump work, and canvas work. Thirty projects, both practical and decorative, provide practice in each technique, and a full-color stitch dictionary allows novices to compare their work with the examples. Embroidery hasn't been trendy for a while, and it's due for a comeback—this collection will keep you ahead of the curve.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312611590
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
05/11/2010
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
276,209
Product dimensions:
9.64(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.92(d)

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Meet the Author

HELEN WINTHORPE KENDRICK is a freelance textile artist and teacher living in England. She enjoys incorporating a "story" into her pieces and uses the variety of threads, fabric, and stitches to convey a theme or idea. As well as exhibiting her work, she takes commissions, gives talks, and runs workshops on a variety of embroidery techniques.

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