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

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Description

Thread your needle and master the art of embroidery in this indispensable guide to the most popular stitches and essential stitching techniques. Whether you are new to sewing and stitching or you want to increase your repertoire, The Stitch Bible is the ideal reference, with 225 embroidery stitches and techniques, plus 17 gorgeous projects to practise what you have learned. This comprehensive guide includes Freestyle embroidery techniques, Hardanger stitches, Blackwork patterns, Crewelwork tapestry techniques, sparklingly elegant Goldwork, striking Pulled Thread embroidery, bold Canvaswork and delicate Drawn Thread techniques. This essential bible to stitching will become a trusted resource and a firm friend on your craft bookshelf. Features include: * Beautiful inspirational photography of the projects you can make with these stitches. * Step-by-step illustration for all 225 stitches, making it simple to complete each stitch perfectly. *17 contemporary projects to put your new found skills to use straight away. * All the templates and charts needed to complete the projects. * Comprehensive information on the materials and equipment you need. * Advice on the basic techniques such as how to transfer a design onto fabric, how to use an embroidery frame, how to read an embroidery chart and how to lace and frame your embroidery.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 208 x 274 x 16mm | 699.99g
  • DAVID & CHARLES
  • Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 200 colour illustrations
  • 1446301664
  • 9781446301661
  • 54,709

About Kate Haxell

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. katehaxell.co.uk showcases some of her work.show more

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 Indexshow more