Essential Guide to Embroidery

Essential Guide to Embroidery

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Imprint. The perfect companion for learning the skills of this satisfying pastime. Chapters give comprehensive guidance on the tools and materials, how to get started with the basics and simple ways to design more

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  • Paperback | 319 pages
  • 228.6 x 281.94 x 25.4mm | 1,746.32g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations, index
  • 1853919888
  • 9781853919886

Table of contents

Discover embroidery; getting started; counted techniques - cross stitch, blackwork, canvas work; open work - pulled and drawn work, hardanger, cutwork; surface stitchery - whitework, shadow work, silk shading, crewel work, free embroidery, machine embroidery; embellishing the surface - stumpwork, ribbon embroidery, goldwork, more

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Embroidery has a reputation for requiring skill, patience and artistic inspiration, something that was done by gentlewomen in centuries past. But "The Essential Guide to Embroidery" dispels this myth, its clear, concise instructions making it available to all who can spare the time to learn how. Cross stitch, beadwork, crewel work, ribbon work and whitework are just a few of the types of embroidery looked at. Each section is prefaced by its history followed by methods and stitches and finally stunning projects to work oneself. Gloriously illustrated with sumptuous colour photographs of needlework from the past together with finished projects, the book will inspire all with a needlewoman's bent and is a welcome addition to books on this particular hobby. - Lucy Watsonshow more