The Encyclopedia of Stitches: With 245 Stitches Illustrated and 24 Exquisite Projects

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A hardworking reference as well as a project book of over 20 designs, this is an essential guide for all embroiderers at whatever level. Divided into five sections according to the type of embroidery, each group of stitches is displayed in a stunning project, ranging in size from a sampler to a pin cushion. Full instructions for making each of the stitches are given as well as a chart for the project, so that by working through the designs, stitches are practised and a beautiful piece of work results. Close-up ...
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Overview

A hardworking reference as well as a project book of over 20 designs, this is an essential guide for all embroiderers at whatever level. Divided into five sections according to the type of embroidery, each group of stitches is displayed in a stunning project, ranging in size from a sampler to a pin cushion. Full instructions for making each of the stitches are given as well as a chart for the project, so that by working through the designs, stitches are practised and a beautiful piece of work results. Close-up photographs are accompanied by clear diagrams and concise explanations of how to work the stitches. For each type of embroidery full details are also given on suitable fabrics, types of threads and needles, how to prepare the fabric and the best uses for the embroidery. This book is a fabulous sourcebook of stitches and will lead stitchers of all levels of ability to build up a portfolio of stunning work as a display of their skills
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  • ISBN-13: 9781845372033
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers, Limited UK
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Pages: 176

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The book is written by a team of contributors, each one presenting information, stitches and projects in their specific area of expertise.
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  • Posted January 18, 2012

    Impressed!

    The illustrative photography and artwork are exceptionally clear and easy to follow. The text is explicit, yet homey and understandable, such as a mom would teach her daughters - lovingly and simply yet not egotistical. I was able to get a durable hardback edition and this has been one of the best purchases for my stitching library!

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