Mastering the Art of Embroidery: Tutorials, Techniques, and Modern Applications

Mastering the Art of Embroidery: Tutorials, Techniques, and Modern Applications

by Sophie Long

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452109633
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 02/26/2013
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sophie Long had the honor of embroidering the much-publicized wedding dress of Kate Middleton for her marriage to Prince William. A graduate of the Royal School of Needlework, Long now works as a freelance hand embroiderer and teacher.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Tools and Materials 10

Starting and Finishing 13

Section 1 Hand Embroidery

Chapter 1 Surface Embroidery 16

Crewelwork 24

Appliqué 34

Silk shading 40

Silk shading primer 42

Goldwork 46

Profile: Margaret Dier 56

Chapter 2 Counted Surface Embroidery 58

Canvas work 66

Canvas shading 76

Bargello 82

Blackwork 94

Blackwork primer 96

Cross stitch 104

Cross-stitch primer 106

Profile: Heather Gray 110

Chapter 3 Embellishment 112

Beadwork 118

Beadwork primer 120

Ribbon work 126

Profile: The Lone Beader Diana L. Grygo 134

Chapter 4 Stumpwork 136

Raised and detached elements 140

Figures 148

Figures primer 150

Needlelace 158

Profile: Rachel Doyle 166

Chapter 5 Whitework 168

Pulled work 174

Broderie anglaise and Richelieu 180

Drawn thread 186

Profile: Jenny Adin-Christie 194

Chapter 6 Three-Dimensional Embroidery 196

Smocking 202

Embroidered boxes 214

Box-making primer 216

Tassel making 222

Hand quilting 232

Quilting primer 234

Profile: Eva Fulinova 242

Section 2 Machine Embroidery

Chapter 7 Free-Motion Embroidery 246

Overview 252

Profile: Carol Shinn 260

Chapter 8 Digital Embroidery 262

Overview 268

Digital embroidery primer 270

Profile: Urban Threads 272

Resources

Suppliers 276

Useful websites 278

Further reading 279

Glossary 280

Contributors 282

Tutorial Index 285

Index 286

Acknowledgments 288

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