01 December 2017

£14.99

BC Paperback Flexi

178x235 mm

9781782216025

9781782216025

256 pages

Search Press

The Embroidery Stitch Bible

by Betty Barnden

A new and up-to-date edition of the immensely successful stitch bible, by bestselling needlework designer and author Betty Barnden.

Trends in embroidery styles come and go, but the basic stitches and techniques remain the same. In this essential directory, hand sewers will have a collection of over 200 stitches at their fingertips from basic chain worked into fabric through to Florentine work on a canvas. Each one is explained with written step-by-step instructions and how-to techniques to get you started, and are accompanied by clear artwork and a photo of the finished stitch.

Follow the diagrams and instructions in this beautifully illustrated and jam-packed book to discover the wonderful variety of effects that can be created with just a needle and thread, and discover or rediscover the sensuous, tactile, wearable art of embroidery.

Book Contents

Introduction
Stitch selector 
Embroidery essentials
The stitch collection
Stitches for fabric
Line stitches
Chain stitches
Blanket stitches
Crossed stitches
Feather stitches
Satin stitches
Couching stitches
Laid filling stitches
Detached stitches
Raised stitches
Woven stitches
Insertion stitches
Smoking stitches
Drawn thread stitches
Pulled stitches
Stitches for trimmings
Stitches for canvas
Diagonal stitches
Straight stitches
Crossing stitches
Composite stitches
Loop and pile stitches
Working practice
Counted thread techniques
Freestyle embroidery techniques
Canvaswork techniques
Finishing touches
Glossary, index and credits

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