This comprehensive guide to embroidery stitches contains all the embroiderer needs to know to work dozens of stitches, and includes full advice on everything from choosing materials, beginning and ending a thread and using hoops to working as a left-handed embroiderer and learning how to paint threads. Step-by-step photography and clear instructions make the techniques achievable for beginners as well as providing an invaluable reference guide for experienced embroiderers.
About Author Compiled by the expert team at Country Bumpkin, renowned Australian publishers of embroidery books and magazines.
Contents 4 welcome fabric beginning and ending thread transferring designs needles 8 Algerian Eye Stitch 9 Arrowhead stitch 9 Back stitch 10 Blanket stitch pinwheel double detached detached twisted long and short looped scallops 17 Braid stitch 18 Bullion knot rose with bullion centre Susan O'Connor rose rosebuds rose with padded satin centre bears bow detached chain combination 31 Buttonhole stitch 32 Cast-on stitch rose 34 Chain stitch twisted alternating whipped interlaced open rosette rose 40 Chinese knot 41 Colonial knot 42 Combination stitch apple blossom flower bud 44 Concertina rose 45 Coral stitch 46 Couching bow Bokhara lattice Roumanian trellis 51 Cretan stitch 52 Cross stitch long armed straight stitch combination 54 Crow's foot 55 Cutwork embroidery 56 Danish knot 57 Detached chain flowers French knot combination flower blanket stitch combination 59 Detached wheatear stitch 60 Drizzle stitch flower 61 Ermine filling stitch 62 Eyelets flowers shaped 64 Faggoting 65 Feather stitch closed double and triple variations single Spanish knotted 70 Fishbone stitch raised 72 Fly stitch twisted leaf 74 Folded Ribbon rose rosebud 76 Four-legged knot stitch 77 French knot ribbon flower 79 Gathered rose 80 Ghiordes knot 81 Glove stitch 81 Grab stitch with ribbon bud 82 Granitos 82 Hem stitch antique serpentine 85 Herringbone stitch double 86 Holbein stitch 87 Laid work 88 Long and short stitch 89 Loop stitch daisy daffodil flower twisted plumes 93 Needleweaving bar open base picot closed base picot 96 Net stitch 97 Outline stitch 98 Oyster stitch 99 Palestrina stitch 100 Pin stitching 101 Pistil stitch 101 Plume stitch 102 Raised cup stitch 103 Rhodes stitch circular 104 threading Ribbon 104 Ribbon stitch rose water lily 107 Running stitch whipped 108 Satin stitch bow with split stitch outline padded padded berries 111 Scroll stitch 111 Seed stitch 112 Shadow work double back stitch closed herringbone stitch 114 Shadow trapunto 115 Sheaf filling stitch 116 Shisha stitch 118 Smocker's knot 119 Spider web rose 120 Split stitch 120 Split back stitch 121 Sprat's head 122 Star stitch 122 Stem stitch encroaching whipped Portuguese knotted raised ribbon rose 127 Straight overcast stitch 128 Straight stitch flower raised 130 Stumpwork berry 131 Tete de boeuf Stitch 131 Thorn stitch 132 Thread painting 133 Twirled ribbon rose 134 Wheatear stitch 134 Whipping stitch 135 Whipped stitch rose 136 Wool rose 138 Wound rose 139 Woven filling stitch 140 Zigzag stitch 141 Index 144 Bibliography
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