The Complete Illustrated Stitch Encyclopedia

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 320 pages
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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, tramé, 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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Contents

Introduction
6
Starting needlepoint
19
Open filling stitches
35
Herringbone stitches
49
Feather fly stitches
67
Outline stitches
81
Shisha stitches
97
Trailing Leaves
111
Baby Turtle
139
Sea Breeze
159
Special Techniques
235
Shadow work
249
Beading
265
Projects
278
Silver Spirals
291
Framing a design
305

Lattice Shade
125

Common terms and phrases

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