Mary Webb Embroidery Stitches

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Embroidery Stitches

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The most exhaustive reference guide to embroidery stitches ever published.

In a small format for easy portability, this book contains detailed information on more than 400 embroidery stitches-easily more than twice as many as found in earlier books. From the basic to the more intricate and from traditional to contemporary, each embroidery stitch is demonstrated through clear, colorful illustrations and detailed, easy-to-follow instructions.

Stitches are grouped according to type, making it easy to locate a specific stitch, and presented in order of difficulty, from beginner to advanced. The stitches are further divided into fabric stitches and canvas stitches, and include:

  • Line and border stitches
  • Straight and slanted stitches
  • Filling and detached stitches
  • Composite and isolated stitches
  • Crossed and insertion stitches
  • Edging and hem stitches
  • Motif stitches
  • Single- and double-canvas stitches
  • Plain- and even-weave fabric stitches.

This book is the perfect handbook for the relaxing and enduring hobby of embroidery.

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Synopsis:

Fashions in embroidery may come and go, but most basic stitches remain the same - from simple cross stitch borders to elaborate goldwork, a repertoire of versatile stitches has accumulated over time. Featuring over 400 stitches, Embroidery stitches presents all the stitches an embroiderer is ever likely to need, from the most basic and practical to highly decorative. All the stitches are accompanied by clear, full-colour photographs, with step-by-step progressions for more complicated stitches. For every stitch, the method of working is clearly explained and advice is offered on the most suitable types of thread. Stitches are divided according to kind, making it simple to locate styles of stitch. The title begins with an introduction to the materials, tools and basic techniques needed before embarking on embroidery. Thereafter follow chapters on basic stitches, fabric stitches and canvas stitches.

About the Author:

Mary Webb is a professional needlecraft and textiles designer. She studied embroidery, knitting and textile design at a London college, where she now teaches. Her designs have been published in a number of magazines in the UK, and she has written widely on a range of knitting and needlecraft topics.

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