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- Publisher: Teach Yourself Books
- Format: Paperback | 128 pages
- Dimensions: 231mm x 242mm x 10mm | 441g
- Publication date: 26 September 2003
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0340859954
- ISBN 13: 9780340859957
- Edition: New edition
- Edition statement: New edition
- Illustrations note: diagrams, colour photos, index
"Teach Yourself Needlecraft" is an excellent guide for beginners and an encyclopaedia of information for the more experienced stitcher. The large full-colour format makes it easy to use and refer to. By taking a step-by-step approach, the book includes projects to master the arts of embroidery, needlepoint, Bargello and cross-stitch. "Teach Yourself Needlecraft" shows you how to design your own patterns by drawing on whatever inspires you - be it an ancient work of art or the colour of autumn leaves.
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Jane McMorland Hunter studied design at Goldsmith's College. As well as specialising in needlework, she is a potter and quilter. She has exhibited in London and regionally. It is her ambition to make needlecraft accessible to all.
Table of contents
Part 1 Basic equipment: yarns and threads; fabric and canvas; needles; frames; accessories; designing patterns; charts and diagrams. Part 2 Embroidery: equipment; designs; enlarging or reducing designs; starting; stitches; types of embroidery; project 1 - dragon tray; project 2 - crewel chess board; project 3 - Elizabethan flowers. Part 3 Cross stitch: equipment; starting; stitches; project 1 - dragon picture; project 2 - Mexican book cover. Part 4 Needlepoint: plain or basic needlepoint; canvas; stitches; tension; chart versus printed canvas; getting started; changing a design; if you do make a mistake; project 1 - Indian parrot and elephant cushion; project 2 - Persian pattern. Part 5 Bargello: materials; stitches; tension; starting; designs; mistakes; project 1 - four way cushion; project 2 - Guatemalan purse. Part 6 Ornamental needlepoint: straight stitches; diagonal stitches; crossed stitches; composite stitches; project 1 - square picture; project 2 jewel box. Part 7 Finishing off: stretching; edging canvas; making up; cleaning needlework. Part 8 Inspiration: books of interest; places of interest Part 9 Computers: accessing information; designing by computer. Suppliers.