Stitch-Opedia: The Only Embroidery Reference You'll Ever Need (Hardcover)

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There is nothing as beautiful as a wonderfully-worked embroidery design, either used to adorn clothing or as an embellishment on a home accessory. Now a new generation is rediscovering the pleasures of the centuries-old craft. Written for beg...

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HELEN WINTHORPE KENDRICK is a freelance textile artist and teacher living in England. She enjoys incorporating a "story" into her pieces and uses the variety of threads, fabric, and stitches to convey a theme or idea. As well as exhibiting her work, she takes commissions, gives talks, and runs workshops on a variety of embroidery techniques.

There is nothing as beautiful as a wonderfully-worked embroidery design, either used to adorn clothing or as an embellishment on a home accessory. Now a new generation is rediscovering the pleasures of the centuries-old craft. Written for beginners and experts alike, Stitch-Opedia describes in detail hundreds of embroidery stitches. Each stitch is grouped into sections that include: canvas work, crewel work, hardanger, pulled work, stumpwork and much more. Each stitch includes close-up, detailed color photographs, a full-color working diagram, and accurate written instructions. An extremely helpful alphabetical listing with close-up thumbnail photographs appears later in the book allowing the user to cross-reference each stitch.

With sections on materials and equipment, basic techniques, and a collection of motifs that can be either copied or transferred to fabric, this beautifully-designed, full-color book is sure to attract newcomers and experts alike with its combination of convenience and creative encouragement.

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ISBN 9780312611590
Genre CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework / Embroidery
Format Hardcover
Pages 224
Publisher Date 2010-05-11 00:00:00.0
Publisher Griffin
Copyright Year 2009
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 9.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 2.1 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Only Embroidery Reference You'll Ever Need
Audience General/trade
Authors Kendrick, Helen Winthorpe

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