The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework

The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework

by Linda Wyszynski

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Overview

Here is the ultimate reference for all styles of artistic hand stitching! No matter what design style you favor, this book gives you the tools to express yourself with needle and thread. Detailed technique instructions with clear charts and photos teach hundreds of stitches for embellishing clothes, gifts, accessories, or home decor. Simple projects let you try your hand at each method and inspire you to create your own designs.

Needlework methods include:

- Creative embroidery

- Crewel

- Silk ribbon embroidery

- Bead embroidery

- Cross-stitch

- Needlepoint

Learn one method or learn them all! With The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework, you will know how to choose the best needles, threads, and fabrics for any project. Get abundant stitches at your fingertips with this essential guide that you'll turn to again and again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589236417
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Series: Complete Photo Guide Series
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 652,870
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Linda Wyszynski of Hearthside Creations, LLC, is an award-winning needlearts designer with more than 20 years of experience. She specializes in embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery, fabric beading, needlepoint, and cross-stitch, and enjoys using embellishments as well as stamps and stencils to highlight needlework. Linda also teaches internationally, including the needlework correspondence classes for the Embroiderers' Guild of America's Education Department. She has authored and co-authored several books and contributed articles to Craft, Needlework, Home Decor, and many other magazines. She lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Table of Contents

Introduction

ABCs OF NEEDLEWORK

Stitching Equipment and Supplies

Charts, Diagrams, and Patterns

Transferring Patterns and Stabilizing Fabric

Special Information on Stitching

CREATIVE EMBROIDERY

Fabric

Thread

Stitches

Indigo Jacket

Azalea Blaze Pillow

CREWEL

Fabric

Thread

Stitches

Paisleys and Pearls Pillow

Touch of Gold Fedora Hat

SILK RIBBON EMBROIDERY

Fabric

Ribbon and Thread

Stitches

Rainbow of Ribbons Purse

Silk Magic Lamp Shade

BEAD EMBROIDERY

Fabric

Thread

Beads and Sequins

Stitches

Beaded Bliss Checkbook Cover

Midnight Shimmer Bracelet

CROSS-STITCH BASIC

Fabric

Thread

Stitches

Violet Blossoms Candle Band

Springtime Journal

NEEDLEPOINT

Needlepoint Canvas

Thread

Stitches

Flaming Maze Market Basket

Iris Lace Box

Resources

Stitch Index

About Author

Acknowledgments

Index

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