Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery

Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery : Merezhka Poltavska

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Allow leading Australian embroidery designer and needlework teacher, Yvette Stanton, to be your own personal tutor as she teaches you the basics and beyond of this historic embroidery technique. Merezhka Poltavska is whitework embroidery from the region of Poltava in Ukraine. It is a counted thread embroidery that appeals to stitchers of cross stitch and Hardanger. This full colour, step-by-step guide with over 300 clear diagrams and photos, will lead you from beginner to advanced merezhka stitcher.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 184 x 275 x 3mm | 180g
  • Hornsby, Australia
  • English
  • 48 Illustrations, color
  • 0975767712
  • 9780975767719
  • 287,950

Review quote A whitework counted thread form of embroidery that has great appeal. Yvette Stanton is one of my favourite embroiderers and all her books are well worth buying. Why not explore this fantastic type of embroidery with Yvette's aid? In this book, Yvette provides an introduction to Merezhka Poltavaska as it is known in the Ukraine. She then discusses the materials and equipment and how to prepare fabric for sewing. In chapters two and three, you learn the drawn counted thread method by making two samplers. The photographs guide and instructions are clear and guide you through the process. In chapter four you learn additional techniques and in chapter five you should now have mastered your way to producing the additional projects. Try your hand at a bookmark, bell pull, scissors case, miniature pillow, doily, table runner or handbag. All the projects are exquisite and work as testimony not only to Yvette Stanton's skill as a teacher, but as a designer too. I'm sure this book will be much appreciated by anyone interested in embroidery.
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About Yvette Stanton

Yvette Stanton is the publisher and designer behind Vetty Creations. She has a passion for whitework embroidery, and for sharing it with others. Yvette has written 12 best-selling embroidery books, including Smoyg which was also published by Search Press. Yvette is an accredited tutor with the Embroiderers Guild of NSW, and teaches embroidery classes, specializing in whitework at shops and guild groups around Australia. She's also an award-winning embroiderer with over 15 years' experience of producing beautiful intricate embroideries. Yvette has authored more than 10 best-selling embroidery books. Yvette lives in Sydney, Australia. Visit Yvette's website at
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