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Pulled Thread Embroidery

$29.95

Stitches, techniques & over 140 exquisite designs by Marie-Hélène Jeanneau

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback with flaps
  • Publication: 01 March 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218432
  • Carton Qty: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Illustrations: 450
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $29.95

A stunning source of ideas and contemporary design inspiration using pulled thread embroidery techniques.

Also known as 'counted thread openwork' or 'drawn fabric embroidery', this beautiful whitework technique is achieved by simply pulling on the threads of the fabric, without cutting or drawing them. It is worked on loosely woven fabrics using a fine tapestry needle, and involves accurately counting the threads to create intricate, geometric designs.

Pulled thread embroidery is well suited to modern-day decorative use, either on its own or combined with other techniques such as hand embroidery, patchwork and quilting. Create gorgeous, delicate edgings for table linen, or beautifully simple yet intricate designs for cushion covers, lampshades or purses. With clear instructions, stitch diagrams, charts and photographs for over 140 stunning designs, plus inspiring photographs of finished pieces, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in this exquisite form of openwork embroidery. 

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

The Basic Stitches 15

SATIN STITCH 16
Pulled satin stitch
and damask stitch 17
Variations 36
Diagonal pulled satin stitch 54

FOUR-SIDED STITCH 58
Straight four-sided stitch 59
Variation 66
Diagonal four-sided stitch 68

WAVE STITCH 72
Straight wave stitch 73
Specific case: chain stitch 78
Diagonal wave stitch 81

ZIGZAG STITCH 86
Straight zigzag stitch 87
Faggot stitch 90
Double faggot stitch 98

DIAGONAL DRAWN FILLING 104
or half diagonal four-sided stitch

CROSS STITCH 110
Upright cross stitch 111
Ordinary cross stitch 115

COMPOSITE FILLINGS 121
Index of fillings 141
Biography 143
Bibliography & Resources 144

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