The Stitch Bible

The Stitch Bible

A Comprehensive Guide to 225 Embroidery Stitches and Techniques

Book - 2012
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Thread your needle and master the art of embroidery in this indispensable guide to the most popular stitches and essential stitching techniques. Whether you are new to sewing and stitching or you want to increase your repertoire, The Stitch Bible is the ideal reference, with 225 embroidery stitches and techniques, plus 17 gorgeous projects to practise what you have learned. This comprehensive guide includes Freestyle embroidery techniques, Hardanger embroidery stitches both in traditional white and contemporary colours, Blackwork stitches based on geometric designs, Crewelwork tapestry techniques, sparklingly elegant Goldwork, striking Pulled Thread embroidery, bold and beautiful Canvaswork and delicate Drawn Thread techniques. Features include: Beautiful inspirational photography of the projects you can make with these stitches. Step-by-step illustration for all 225 stitches, making it simple to complete each stitch perfectly. 17 contemporary projects to put your new found skills to use straight away. All the templates and charts needed to complete the projects. Comprehensive information on the materials and equipment you need. Advice on the basic techniques such as how to transfer a design onto fabric, how to use an embroidery frame, how to read an embroidery chart and how to lace and frame your embroidery. This essential bible to stitching will become a trusted resource and a firm friend on your craft bookshelf.

Publisher: Newton Abbot, Devon : David & Charles, 2012.
ISBN: 9781446301661
1446301664
Branch Call Number: 746. 44042 HAX
Characteristics: 176 p. : chiefly col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Hogg, Becky

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chriscoleman
Dec 10, 2016

The stitches are all shown in one color thread on a white background. For some stitches this makes it difficult to see where the needle went in and where it came out. The hardanger section is probably the best, but since I don't do openwork, I didn't really care. I have at least a dozen embroidery books that are better than this one, so there's really nothing positive I can say. Pass on this one and keep looking.

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