This beautifully produced guide to embroidery teaches beginners everything they need to know to produce wonderfully decorative needlework. Author and needlecraft designer Betty Barnden starts by describing different threads and fabrics to work with, then instructs on mastering more than 30 stitches, from cross-stitch to appliqué. She presents clear explanations of all the tools, materials, and techniques needed for fine embroidery, then offers twelve inspired projects that encourage needlecraft beginners to practice their growing skills as they create personalized garments, pillows, table linen, kitchen accessories, and many other items. All recommended designs are presented as charts or as easy-to-copy outline drawings. The full repertory of stitches is described and explained in detail in a special section titled Stitch Library. Betty Barnden introduces a wide range of beautiful embroidered items that needlecraft enthusiasts can create for themselves, their home, and their friends. More than 150 color illustrations.
|Publisher:||Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Betty Barnden studied furniture design at London's Royal College of Art. Her embroidery, knitwear, and crochet designs have appeared in many needlecraft magazines, and she is a regular contributor to Sewing World magazine. She has also designed embroidery projects and kits for leading U.K. retailers. Another of her books published by Barron's is Knitting Basics.