The classic, complete manual for the beginner through to the advanced embroiderer looking to extend their stitch repertoire.
This comprehensive guide to embroidery stitches contains all the embroiderer needs to know to work dozens of stitches, and includes full advice on everything from choosing materials, beginning and ending a thread and using hoops to working as a left-handed embroiderer and learning how to paint threads. Step-by-step photography and clear instructions make the techniques achievable for beginners as well as providing an invaluable reference guide for experienced embroiderers.
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Compiled by the expert team at Country Bumpkin, renowned Australian publishers of embroidery books and magazines.
The A-Z series of books allows embroiderers, from beginners to advanced, to be able to enhance their skills with real-world projects. When you first crack open the book, you’ll find that it’s a comprehensive guide that contains everything an embroiderer needs to know about, including:
• Materials. Learn how to pick the right materials for your project. This helps you avoid unnecessary material purchases and get through your next project faster with less waste. • Stitches. A comprehensive list of stitches, including dozens needed for projects of all levels.
If you prefer to embroider by hand this book is for you. You’ll also learn a lot of other techniques to master embroidery, from beginning and ending a thread to how to paint thread and using hoops. This is just the beginning of why so many people recommend Embroidery Stitches. Keep in mind that there’s also Embroidery Stitches 2 available, so if you like this one, you can always go a step further and get the second book in the series.
Embroidery Stitches is easy to read, and this may be one of the book’s key selling points. I recommend every embroider have a copy of this book on their shelves as a reference guide for the many stitches available in embroidery. Quilter's Review (Aug 2018)
"Defined here as a way of altering a surface with stitches, embroidery in all its richness and variety is presented in this alphabetically arranged guide to a wealth of stitches available to the needle crafter. Thread, needles, and fabric are the triumvirate of necessary materials required for all embroidery projects, and an introductory discussion of those factors is joined by commentary on transferring design onto fabric. Once these important preliminary issues are cleared, then the meat of the book is offered: the stitches themselves, from simple to complicated. The thing to realize about this book is that every stitch is afforded clear and detailed textual directions augmented by exquisitely clear photographs." Booklist 2014