Techniques & Patterns

Book - 2005
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More than 100 stitches, organized by type and illustrated in close-up color photographs, plus a host of patterns and techniques, make this the ultimate luxurious reference for embroiderers. At 256 pages, it's comprehensive and a superb value, filled with ideas for creating a variety of looks, highlights, and ornamental elements. In detail, it covers selecting the best textiles, preparing the fabric, and choosing the tools. There's also a complete "Embroiderer's ABCs" to start beginners off. Featuring such lovely stitches as the daisy, feather, and fishbone outline--all presented in simple steps--these beautiful projects range from Jeweled Buttons to a charming Advent Calendar. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.


Publisher: New York, NY : Sterling Publishing, 2005.
ISBN: 9781402719844
Branch Call Number: 746.44 BAY
Characteristics: p. cm.


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Dec 06, 2016

This could have been an excellent embroidery book but it had one major flaw that followed throughout the book--ALL of the photos are shown with the same color thread as fabric. It starts with pink thread on pink fabric, very hard to see, and follows up with blue on blue, tan on tan, and green on green. There are two to three steps for each stitch, which for some stitches is not quite enough. The projects are all floral and ugly. So there really isn't anything to recommend about this book.

Jul 18, 2010

Similar to the readers digest book in that it shows the 'how to' on many stitches. I thought that the photo's of each 'how to' stitch were sometimes hard to follow.

This one has patterns that you may photocopy and pin or draw onto your work.

Will borrow again.

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