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    Needlecraft (Paperback) By (author) Jane McMorland Hunter, By (author) Louise Carpenter


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    Description"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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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jane McMorland Hunter, By (author) Louise Carpenter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 231 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 441 g
    ISBN 13: 9780340859957
    ISBN 10: 0340859954

    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    BIC subject category V2: WFB
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 746.4
    LC classification: TT700
    BISAC V2.8: CRA022000
    Thema V1.0: WFB
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    diagrams, colour photos, index
    Imprint name
    Teach Yourself Books
    Publication date
    26 September 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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.