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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: ZA General merchandise 50 cards + 16 page booklet
  • Publication: 14 June 2024
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800922303
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 85x140 mm
  • Illustrations: 130
  • Pages: 66
  • RRP: £14.99
  • Series: Craft Card Decks
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The Essential Embroidery Stitches Card Deck


by Betty Barnden

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Book Description

Unleash your creativity with 50 versatile stitches in a stylish on-the-go card deck. Perfect for on-the-go embroidery and the ideal gift for embroidery fans of all levels.

The perfect tool to help you select and create 50 useful embroidery stitches, this innovative card deck of inspiring designs can be easily slipped into your bag for on-the-go stitching.

The sturdy box contains a 16-page booklet packed with all the essential embroidery know-how you need to master the art of embroidery. From beginner tips to expert techniques, it's all there to support your creative journey. Also within are the 50 colourful cards, each showcasing an individual embroidery stitch. On the front of each 140 x 85mm (3.3 x 5.5 inch) card is a colour photograph of the finished stitch, accompanied by suggested uses and alternative names. When you're ready to dive into the details, simply flip the card over to reveal a clear illustration and step-by-step written instructions for that particular stitch.

With an extensive range of 50 stitches at your fingertips, this card deck opens up a world of creative possibilities. Whether you're a seasoned embroiderer seeking fresh inspiration or a beginner eager to expand your repertoire, this versatile card deck is the perfect gift to fuel your creative fire.

The deck’s contents has been expertly curated from the highly acclaimed publication, The Embroidery Stitch Bible by Betty Barnden, also available in print from Search Press. The book is ranked as one of the best hand embroidery books by the Textile Artist organization.

Table of Contents


Needles & threads
Stitch techniques


Line stitches
Running stitch, Whipped running stitch, Backstitch & whipped backstitch, Stem stitch, Split stitch Chevron stitch

Chain stitches
Chain stitch, Heavy chain stitch, Coral stitch, Scroll stitch

Blanket stitches
Blanket stitch, Long-and-short blanket stitch, Double blanket stitch, Buttonhole stitch, Buttonhole wheels, Loop stitch

Crossed stitches
Cross stitch, Upright Cross stitch +1, Star stitch, Long-armed cross stitch, Tied cross stitch, Zigzag stitch, Herringbone stitch, Tied herringbone stitch, Fishbone stitch

Feather stitches
Feather stitch, Long-armed feather stitch, Open Cretan stitch, Closed feather stitch, Double feather stitch

Satin stitches
Satin, Padded satin, Long-and-short satin stitch, Brick stitch

Couching, Bricking, Zigzag couching, Trailing, Bunched couching

Detached stitches
Straight stitch, Seeding stitch, French knots, Fern stitch, Fly stitch, Detached chain, Sheaf stitch, Bullion knots, Star stitch, Eyelet wheels, Wheatear stitch

About the Author

About Betty Barnden

Betty Barnden is a freelance needlecraft designer who studied furniture design at the Royal College of Art (where she made her first tubular knitted chairs). Betty has designed knitting patterns for companies such
as Sirdar, Patons, Jaeger and King Cole. Her knitwear, embroidery and crochet designs have appeared in many magazines over the years, and she has also designed embroidery projects and kits.

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