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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 31 August 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219316
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 150
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: £12.99
  • Series: RSN Essential Stitch Guides
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RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Canvaswork


Large format edition by Rachel Doyle

Book Description

The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques in new and innovative ways.

Written by RSN apprentice and tutor Rachel Doyle, this book contains an extensive guide to canvaswork techniques, and includes complete information on the major stitches while offering stunning new design ideas. Here you will find diagonal stitches, horizontal and vertical stitches, raised, textured and filling stitches. Decorative effects are explored too, making this a fantastic source book and an invaluable reference for canvaswork stitches.

Table of Contents

The Royal School of Needlework 6, Introduction 8, The history of canvaswork 10, Materials 12, Framing up 18, Design 24, Stitch order 32, Stitches 34, Algerian eye, variation 36, Alternating cross 38, Barred square 39, Broad cross 40, Byzantine 42, Cashmere, diagonal 43, Chain 44, Chequer 45, Cushion, crossed 46, Cushion, reversed 47, Double linked cross 48, Double straight cross 49, Dutch 50, Fan 51, Fern 52, Fishbone, stepped 53, Florentine 54, Flying cross 56, French 57, Gobelin, encroaching 58, Gobelin, straight 59, Gobelin, tied 60, Half Rhodes 61, Hungarian grounding 62, John 65, Leaf 66, Maltese cross 69, Milanese 70, Moorish 71, Norwich 72, Oatmeal 73, Oblong double tied cross 74, Parisian 75, Perspective, variation 76, Pineapple half drop 77, Plait 78, Raised spot 79, Rhodes 80, Rice 81, Romanian couching 82, Scotch 84, Shell 85, Tent 86, Tied pavilion 88, Turkey rug knot 89, Upright cross 90, Victorian step 92, Web 93, Moving on 94, Index 96

About the Author

About Rachel Doyle

Rachel Doyle gained a degree in Textiles at Nottingham Trent University and then completed the RSN Apprenticeship in 2009. Rachel teaches RSN Day Classes as well as teaching on the RSN Certificate & Diploma and working as an embroiderer in the RSN Studio.

After she gained a degree in Textiles she completed the RSN Apprenticeship, teaching for the RSN in both the UK and the United States as well as on their Summer Intensive Programme. She has worked on a variety of commissions in the RSN Studio, including bespoke pieces for Savoir Beds and has taught Bespoke Classes for the RSN around the UK.

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