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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback Flexi
  • Publication: 01 June 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218388
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 600
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: £14.99

Beginner’s Guide to Hand Embroidery

£14.99

An introduction to surface stitching techniques by Various & Patricia Bage

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Book Description

Drawing on work previously published in the Search Press Beginner’s Guide’ series of needlecraft books, and originally published as The Stitching Book, this definitive guide to stitching provides a must-have reference for anyone interested in stitching and embroidery. Aimed at both absolute beginners and those wishing to explore new areas or to develop their existing skills, this book provides a complete, step-by-step guide to traditional stitching techniques, including drawn thread work, hardanger, goldwork, stumpwork, silk shading, crewel work, mountmellick and blackwork. Each section is written by an expert in that particular field, and leads the reader carefully through the history of the technique; the materials and equipment required; and the most popular stitches used. Each section includes hands-on projects, and are beautifully illustrated with examples of the author’s work as well as step-by-step photographs and diagrams of the methods used. This timely book is the perfect choice for anyone whose interest in stitching has been re-awakened by the current trends in home sewing, and who wishes to make beautiful, hand-embroidered items for their home.

Table of Contents

8 Introduction
10 Where to stitch
11 What to stitch
14 Transferring a design on to fabric
16 Framing up
21 Starting to stitch
23 Mounting your work
26 Silk Shading
46 Crewel Embroidery
72 Mountmellick
96 Stumpwork
136 Hardanger
168 Blackwork
192 Drawn thread embroidery
230 Goldwork
270 Index

About the Author

About Various

About Patricia Bage

Patricia Bage’s love of art and needlecraft began at the age of five, when her grandmother taught her how to knit. Her passion for knitting continued into her adult life, when she also became interested in canvas tapestries. She discovered cross stitch in the early 1990s, and in March 2000 she began her own design company, Patricia-Ann Designs. Since then, Patricia has exhibited at trade shows in the UK and the USA, and her designs are now available throughout the world. In 2002, Patricia did what she wished she had done at the age of sixteen she enrolled at Maidstone College of Art and Design and was awarded a BTEC in Professional Development.

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