The Complete Illustrated Stitch Encyclopedia
With huge, illustrated color libraries that contain more than 250 needlepoint and embroidery stitches; special techniques such as Florentine and crewelwork; and instructions for planning, finishing and making up, this comprehensive guide is the one-stop needlecraft reference. It will inspire and encourage users, and teach the art of stitching from the most basic skills, such as cross- and satin-stitching, to more complex procedures such as blackwork, beading, tram , and smocking. There’s also all the advice anyone will ever need to produce perfect stitches every time, and 30 projects such as shades, tiebacks, and pincushions that offer many ways to put newfound skills into practice. Full-color pattern guide and easy-to-follow design motifs make everything simple.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - yoda1489 - LibraryThing
Wonderful! This book includes almost every stitch along with an example. At the end of each section there is a "sampler" you can do that incorporates the previous stitches. Different fabrics (including plastic canvas) and the different types of thread are discussed in detail as well. Read full review
Open filling stitches
Feather fly stitches
Framing a design