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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 August 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219316
  • Carton Qty: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 150
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $19.95
  • Series: RSN Essential Stitch Guides

RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Canvaswork


large format edition by Rachel Doyle

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Book Description

A new, larger format edition of the Royal School of Needlework's essential guide to canvaswork.

The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques in new and innovative ways. Written by RSN apprentice and tutor Rachel Doyle, this book contains an extensive is an extensive guide to canvaswork techniques, and includes complete information on the major stitches while offering stunning new design ideas. Here you will find diagonal stitches, horizontal and vertical stitches, raised, textured and filling stitches. Decorative effects are explored too, making this a fantastic source book and an invaluable reference for canvaswork stitches.

Table of Contents

The Royal School of Needlework 6
Introduction 8
The history of canvaswork 10
Materials 12
Framing up 18
Design 24
Stitch order 32
Stitches 34
Algerian eye, variation 36
Alternating cross 38
Barred square 39
Broad cross 40
Byzantine 42
Cashmere, diagonal 43
Chain 44
Chequer 45
Cushion, crossed 46
Cushion, reversed 47
Double linked cross 48
Double straight cross 49
Dutch 50
Fan 51
Fern 52
Fishbone, stepped 53
Florentine 54
Flying cross 56
French 57
Gobelin, encroaching 58
Gobelin, straight 59
Gobelin, tied 60
Half Rhodes 61
Hungarian grounding 62
John 65
Leaf 66
Maltese cross 69
Milanese 70
Moorish 71
Norwich 72
Oatmeal 73
Oblong double tied cross 74
Parisian 75
Perspective, variation 76
Pineapple half drop 77
Plait 78
Raised spot 79
Rhodes 80
Rice 81
Romanian couching 82
Scotch 84
Shell 85
Tent 86
Tied pavilion 88
Turkey rug knot 89
Upright cross 90
Victorian step 92
Web 93
Moving on 94
Index 96

About the Author

About Rachel Doyle

Rachel gained a degree in Textiles at Nottingham Trent University and then completed the RSN Apprenticeship in 2009. She now works freelance combining teaching with private commissions and work for a textile conservator. Rachel teaches RSN Day Classes and on the Certificate and Diploma Courses both at Hampton Court and in San Francisco.

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