Whitework (Spiral bound)
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Short Description for Whitework Traditionally white stitches on white fabric, and encompassing a range of techniques, whitework is both beautiful and elegant. Lizzie Lansbury provides a wonderful introduction combining the traditions with new ideas and contemporary design. She covers raised effects, pulled thread and decorative stitches, drawn thread and cutwork.
- Published: 05 October 2012
- Format: Spiral bound 96 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781844487004 ISBN 10: 1844487008
- Sales rank: 8,985
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Full description for Whitework
The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard and is well respected all over the world. It not only upholds the traditions of English embroidery that go back many hundreds of years, but is constantly taking embroidery forward in new and innovative ways. This series of Essential Stitch Guides has been produced in close collaboration with the RSN with the aim of providing a set of definitive works on traditional embroidery techniques. All of the authors were chosen by the RSN and all are graduate apprentices of the Royal School. Whitework begins with the history of this wide-ranging type of embroidery, then explains the materials needed and the issues of designing and ordering your work for stitching in white on white fabric. The Stitches section covers pulled thread, core surface, decorative and drawn thread stitches, as well as eyelets and cutwork. Two beautiful whitework pieces are then analysed to show how all the stitches and techniques were used, and a traditional piece is reworked with a contemporary twist. Finally the further techniques of using layers, net darning and trailing are shown. Step by step photography, full instructions and diagrams make this a clear and user-friendly guide to whitework, and Lizzy's skills and talent make it an inspirational book.