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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 January 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219224
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: £12.99
  • Series: RSN Essential Stitch Guides

RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Crewelwork

£12.99

Large format edition by Jacqui McDonald

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Book Description

A new, larger format edition of the Royal School of Needlework's essential guide to crewelwork.

The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques in new and innovative ways. Written by RSN apprentice, and now, tutor Jacqui McDonald, this book contains an extensive stitch guide, as well as guidance on the materials and equipment you need; how to design your own crewelwork embroidery; framing up; and positioning and transferring your design. Each stitch is clearly illustrated with step-by-step photography, along with expert instruction on how to form the stitch and use it in your needlework. With an introduction to the RSN and a brief history of crewelwork, together with numerous traditional and contemporary examples, this book provides an essential guide, for the dedicated stitcher, to this classic form of embroidery.

Table of Contents

The Royal School of Needlework 6
Introduction 8
The history of crewelwork 10
Materials and equipment 12
Design and using colour 18
Framing up 24
Positioning the design 28
Transferring the design 29
Starting to stitch 30

STITCHES 32
Essential stitches 34
Filling stitches 36
Outline stitches 56
Surface stitches 70

Building up your design 84

Index 96

About the Author

About Jacqui McDonald

Jacqui McDonald's background lies in the conservation and restoration of antiquities and she spent seven years caring for the contents of some of the most beautiful houses in the National Trust. It was here that her passion for embroidery was born. Having been constantly surrounded by stunning textile furnishings such as tapestries, bed hanging's, tassels and furniture upholstered in the most exquisite petit point, her inquisitive, artistic and practical nature inevitably led her to recreate items for herself.

The passion for her new hobby was so powerful, that it was not long before she made the decision to sacrifice the perfect job to join the Royal School of Needlework's three-year apprenticeship. The long-term plan was to combine her conservation skills with all the traditional hand embroidery techniques she was learning, to preserve textile heirlooms for the future.

On graduating top of the class and attaining a triple distinction, Jacqui decided to become a freelance embroiderer and now works from her studio in Hampshire as well as attending the RSN in a teaching role where she enjoys passing on her skills and experiences to others passionate about embroidery. Jacqui's designs are still heavily influenced by traditional interiors and historical architecture that she enjoyed during her time with the National Trust and whilst studying at Hampton Court Palace.

To see more of Jacqui's work visit www.hand-embroidered.co.uk.

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