The Stitch Bible: A Comprehensive Guide to 225 Embroidery Stitches and Techniques

The Stitch Bible: A Comprehensive Guide to 225 Embroidery Stitches and Techniques


By (author) Kate Haxell

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  • Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 274mm x 16mm | 700g
  • Publication date: 31 August 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Newton Abbot
  • ISBN 10: 1446301664
  • ISBN 13: 9781446301661
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 57,012

Product description

In this comprehensive guide to embroidery readers will learn the basic stitches and master 8 different embroidery styles, including blackwork, crewelwork, hardanger, pulled thread, goldwork and freestyle.Every stitch has clear step-by-step instructions and is accompanied by coloured diagrams. 17 beautiful projects will inspire readers to try out their new skills, with items ranging from bags and accessories to gifts and home decor.

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Author information

Kate Haxell is an experienced craft editor and author with a particular expertise in sewing. She has recently completed the Royal School of Needlework Certificate. Kate lives in London, UK and her website www. showcases some of her work.

Table of contents

Introduction Getting Started Equipment Techniques * Basic Stitches * Freestyle - sunglasses case, bunting and brooch * Blackwork - buttons and tote bag * Hardanger - phone case and peg bag * Crewelwork - eye mask and bolster * Pulled Thread - cuff and apron * Canvaswork - pincushion, purse and cushion * Goldwork - badge and picture * Drawn Thread - laundry bag and scarf Templates About the Author Suppliers & Acknowledgments Index