29 September 2010

£10.99

BE Spiral bound

155x215 mm

9781844485512

9781844485512

96 pages

Search Press

RSN Essential Stitch Guides

RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Blackwork

by Becky Hogg

The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques in new and innovative ways. This series of Essential Stitch Guides provides expert tuition on a variety of techniques. In this guide to blackwork, Graduate Apprentice and tutor, Becky Hogg, shows how to develop many different patterns from the basic blackwork stitches, using detailed instructions and beautiful examples of traditional and contemporary embroideries. There is a fascinating look at the history of blackwork, a guide to the materials needed, and then a detailed look at the stitches used. These are then developed into a huge variety of beautiful patterns, and finally there is a guide to varying the look of these patterns through the use of different shading techniques. There are inspiring embroideries throughout the book, both historical pieces and contemporary works by the author and other RSN apprentices.

Book Contents

The Royal School of Needlework 6
Introduction 8
The history of blackwork 10
Materials 12
Framing up 20
Design 22
STITCHES 26
Back stitch and double running stitch 28
Chain stitch 30
Sketched satin stitch 32
Stem stitch 34
PATTERNS 36
SHADING 80
Changing the thread thickness 82
Breaking up the pattern 84
Combining the techniques 86
MOVING ON 92
Index 96

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