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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Open filling stitches
Feather fly stitches
Framing a design
alternate backstitch basting beads blanket stitch border bottom left Bring the needle Bring the thread buttonhole stitch canvas threads carbon paper chain stitch chenille needle contrasting thread corner create crewel darn diagonal stitch diamond embroidered embroidery floss Embroidery hoop evenweave fabric threads fasten featherstitch fill the shape finish fly stitch four threads frame French knots front Gobelin stitch guide line half cross stitch herringbone stitch hole hoop horizontal stitch Insert the needle lacing left-hand loop motif needlepoint pattern pearl cotton previous row Pull the thread Repeat steps ribbon right side right to left right-hand running stitch satin stitch seam second row Secure the thread sequence Sewing needle short stitch slanting stitch spaced square stem stitch stitch I Bring straight stitches strands take the needle take the thread tapestry needle tent stitch texture thread end top left top right trim vertical stitches wrong side yarn zigzag