Embroidery, needlepoint, knitting, appliqu�, quilting, patchwork, crochet, rugmaking, macram�, and laceworkall taught through stepbystep instructions and photographs and drawings. A reference for the beginner and expert alike.
|Publisher:||Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.28(d)|
Table of Contents
|Embroidery tools and supplies||8|
|Designing for embroidery||12|
|General embroidery techniques||16|
|Finishing embroidered pieces||54|
|Cross stitch embroidery||66|
|Openwork/pulled thread embroidery||74|
|Place mat and napkin/pulled thread||106|
|Table runner/huck embroidery||107|
|Cutwork embroidery on caftan||108|
|Cross stitch for a child's dress||109|
|Designing and working needlepoint||162|
|Designing and working Bargello||173|
|General working techniques||183|
|Initialed eyeglass case/Bargello||186|
|Oriental-design footstool cover||188|
|Address book cover||190|
|Preparing and sewing a block-unit patchwork||218|
|Preparing and sewing a one-shape patchwork||232|
|Quilting and quilts||236|
|Basic quilting techniques||246|
|Other quilting techniques||252|
|Care of quilts||261|
|Man's patchwork vest||262|
|Boy's coveralls/machine applique||263|
|Cut-through applique wall hanging||266|
|Patchwork floor pillow||267|
|Quilted evening bag||268|
|Following knitting instructions||286|
|Knitting a garment||324|
|Assembling and finishing||342|
|Children's sweaters and hats||350|
|Mittens and hat||353|
|Evening skirt, top, and shawl||354|
|Knitted trims for sheets and pillowcases||356|
|Following crochet instructions||366|
|Crocheting a garment||393|
|Assembling and finishing||400|
|Irish crochet pillow top||385|
|Needle lace butterfly||411|
|Shawl with tatted border||418|
|Chinese folk design pillow top||424|
|Bobbin lace-trimmed apron||432|
|Woven lace place mat||439|
|Hairpin lace shawl||442|
|Introduction to macrame||444|
|Basic macrame knots||447|
|Woman's macrame belt||459|
|Hooking and knotting||462|
|Preparing for and working a hooked rug||470|
|Preparing for and working a knotted rug||476|
|Care of handmade rugs||485|
|Projects using rug methods|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Complete Guide to Needlework based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
I bought my book back in 1989 and it has been a HUGE life saver as the illustration and written explanations are very clear for anyone to understand. I find myself referencing back to this book when I can't recall how to do a technique or when I want to review a stitch pattern in the knitting or crocheting portion of the book. It covers needles, different cast-ons. This book will remain on my bookshelf.
I purchased this book when it first came out and have used it faithfully for over 20 years. Now I am purchasing it for my daughter-in-law so she can do the same. A truly amazing book. A stichery and needlework 'Bible'.
My mother purchased this book for me 15 years ago and I have been using it ever since. I love the fact that it covers so many different areas. Using this book I have taught myself how to quilt, crochet, knit, & embroider. This book gives a very good foundation to start into any of the crafts listed!
I checked this out at the library, now I want to own it. It covers any and all types of needlework, including macrome, quilting and tatting. All 3 of these are almost forgotten and unheard of now.
This is an excellent reference and resource for all sorts of needlework crafts. It includes information on materials needed, alternate stitches, and the best materials for each craft.However, some of the instructions seem to assume prior knowledge of the craft and are unclear. No clear definition of abbreviations is provided, especially concerning crochet and knit stitches. Illustrations for stitching and diagrams are difficult to follow.
The projects aren't the most au courant but the instructions are clear and well-illustrated. Like similar Reader's Digest Guides on other broad hobbies, this book covers a lot of ground and gives a good sense of what is possible or what to try, next. Has an inviting and clear layout that many craft books would do well to copy.I use it to refresh my memory or to spend time with a craft book that isn't intimidatingly complex for its own sake -- or overwhelmingly complex in its comprehensiveness and detail. A good basic reference book when you look up from a pattern and think, "Wait, how do I ....?" Does not include sprang: most book don't.
This is not a good book for learning to do any of these crafts, but once you find a book to teach you the basics this book is a tremendous reference guide. It has stitches, finishing instructions, designing techniques and projects. It also has a lot of out-of-the-ordinary sections. I have never seen as complete a lace making section anywhere else. Includes: embroidery, needlepoint, knitting, applique, quilting, patchwork, macrame, crochet, rug-making and lacework.
This book was really of no help to me what so ever... I have since found a much better book to help me with understanding crochet patterns.
This is by far the best one volume encyclopedia to needlework stitches. I taught myself how to needlepoint and crochet from this book. Everything is broken down into steps, helping a first time crafter to be successful. Also includes instruction for quilting, knitting, and embroidery.