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Hand Embroidery


Timeless techniques for beginners and beyond by Various & Patricia Bage

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback Flexibinding
  • Publication: 01 June 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218388
  • Carton Qty: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 8 x 10 inches
  • Illustrations: 1000
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $23.95

An expert guide to popular surface-stitching techniques, suitable for stitchers of all abilities.

Drawing on work previously published in the Search Press Beginner’s Guide’ series of needlecraft books, and originally published as The Stitching Book, this definitive guide to stitching provides a must-have reference for anyone interested in stitching and embroidery. Aimed at both absolute beginners and those wishing to explore new areas or to develop their existing skills, this book provides a complete, step-by-step guide to traditional stitching techniques, including drawn thread embroidery, hardanger, goldwork, stumpwork, silk shading, crewel embroidery, Mountmellick and blackwork.

Each section is written by an expert in that particular field, and leads the reader carefully through the history of the technique; the materials and equipment required; and the most popular stitches used. The sections include hands-on projects 26 projects in all and are beautifully illustrated with examples of the author’s work as well as step-by-step photographs and diagrams of the methods used.

This timely book is the perfect choice for anyone whose interest in stitching has been re-awakened by the current trends in home sewing, and who wishes to make beautiful, hand-embroidered items for their home.

Table of Contents

8 Introduction
10 Where to stitch
11 What to stitch
14 Transferring a design on to fabric
16 Framing up
21 Starting to stitch
23 Mounting your work
26 Silk Shading
46 Crewel Embroidery
72 Mountmellick
96 Stumpwork
136 Hardanger
168 Blackwork
192 Drawn thread embroidery
230 Goldwork
270 Index

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