The Needlecraft Book

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From knitting to needlepoint, quilting to crochet, embroidery to appliqu?, The Needlecraft Book is the most comprehensive step-by-step guide to every needle, thread, and yarn technique. Packed with tools, terminology, and easy-to-follow techniques to create truly personal pieces, The Needlecraft Book brings traditional, artistic, and practical crafts up to date with advice on contemporary styles and new materials, and introduces all needle crafts to a new generation.
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Overview

From knitting to needlepoint, quilting to crochet, embroidery to appliqu?, The Needlecraft Book is the most comprehensive step-by-step guide to every needle, thread, and yarn technique. Packed with tools, terminology, and easy-to-follow techniques to create truly personal pieces, The Needlecraft Book brings traditional, artistic, and practical crafts up to date with advice on contemporary styles and new materials, and introduces all needle crafts to a new generation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781465402103
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/17/2012
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 935,721
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Maggi Gordon has been a freelance editor and author specializing in craft, home, and lifestyle. She now lives in Milwaukee and is a member of the North Shore Quilt Guild, the WI Quilters Inc, and is on the board of the Wisconsin Quilt Project.

Sally Harding is a needlecraft technician, author, designer, and editor. Born in the US, she moved to London after college and has been living and working there ever since. Sally is the author of Fast Knits and Fat Needles and Quick Crochet on Huge Hooks.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

About this book 8

Knitting

Tools and Materials 12

Basic Techniques 20

Increases and Decreases 38

Cables and Twists 48

Lace Knitting 52

Colorwork 58

Following a Knitting Pattern 66

Embellishments for Knitting 72

Circular Knitting 78

Knitted Toys 82

Felted Knitting 86

Unusual Yarns 89

Crochet

Tools and Materials 94

Basic Stitches 98

Stitch Techniques 110

Openwork 119

Colorwork 127

Following a Crochet Pattern 132

Embellishments for Crochet 142

Circular Crochet 150

Crocheted Toys 158

Unusual Yarns 162

Embroidery

Tools and Materials 168

Embroidery Basics 172

Stitch Gallery 176

Surface Embroidery 184

Openwork 208

Smocking 222

Beadwork 225

Needlepoint

Tools and Materials 232

Needlepoint Designs 238

Getting Started 244

Stitch Gallery 248

Needlepoint Stitches 254

Bargello Work 271

Final Touches 278

Patchwork, Appliqué, and Quilting

Tools and Materials 284

Design Principles 292

General Techniques 294

Patchwork 302

Appliqué 346

Setting 357

Quilting 364

Finishing

General Finishing Techniques 376

Embellishments 384

Care of needlework, toy patterns, glossary, index, useful websites, and acknowledgments 387

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