The Complete Idiot's Guide to Needlework

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Needlework

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by Mary Ann Young
     
 

This guide is for anyone who is interested in learning or re-learning the art of embroidery or needlepoint. Containing a history of needlecrafts, as well as an updated look at its uses for your home and wardrobe, it explains how to deal with such concepts as color, balance, scale, and texture, and how to incorporate your own personal syle. Everything you need to

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This guide is for anyone who is interested in learning or re-learning the art of embroidery or needlepoint. Containing a history of needlecrafts, as well as an updated look at its uses for your home and wardrobe, it explains how to deal with such concepts as color, balance, scale, and texture, and how to incorporate your own personal syle. Everything you need to know about the art of embroidery, including needle and thread types, materials, stitch types, frames, techniques, enlarging or reducing designs, monogramming, and project ideas, is in this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028639680
Publisher:
Alpha Books
Publication date:
11/13/2000
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages:
235
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.75(d)

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darthlaurie More than 1 year ago
I purchased the e-book version of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Needlework. I was hoping that it would give me a better understanding of basic embroidery stitches, but it left a lot to be desired. I've known a few basic stitches since I was a kid-- cross-stitch, backstitch, and the French knot. I wanted to learn a few more stitches and perhaps gain enough information to create my own project. Unfortunately, this particular book didn't provide enough illustrations or explanations of the wide variety of stitches. It also didn't provide an illustration of the sampler (but perhaps that's an issue with the e-book) you could theoretically create as you mastered the various stitches. This book also goes into a bit of detail about needlepoint, which the author claims is something she has been doing her entire life, but she keeps the instructions pretty vague. About the only thing this book would be good for is as a guide if you already know the stitches and you're just brushing up a bit-- but I suspect there are better books for that sort of thing. The book is also rather dated-- it was originally published in 2001, I think-- so the resources may be out of date as well.