The Embroidery Stitch Bible

Author: Betty Barnden
Editor:
ISBN: 9781782216025
Size: 13,82 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 272
Download

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.

The Stitch Bible

Author: Kate Haxell
Editor: David & Charles
ISBN: 9781446301661
Size: 16,62 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 780
Download

Thread your needle and master the art of embroidery in this indispensable guide to the most popular stitches and essential stitching techniques. Whether you are new to sewing and stitching or you want to increase your repertoire, The Stitch Bible is the ideal reference, with 225 embroidery stitches and techniques, plus 17 gorgeous projects to practise what you have learned. This comprehensive guide includes Freestyle embroidery techniques, Hardanger embroidery stitches both in traditional white and contemporary colours, Blackwork stitches based on geometric designs, Crewelwork tapestry techniques, sparklingly elegant Goldwork, striking Pulled Thread embroidery, bold and beautiful Canvaswork and delicate Drawn Thread techniques. Features include: Beautiful inspirational photography of the projects you can make with these stitches. Step-by-step illustration for all 225 stitches, making it simple to complete each stitch perfectly. 17 contemporary projects to put your new found skills to use straight away. All the templates and charts needed to complete the projects. Comprehensive information on the materials and equipment you need. Advice on the basic techniques such as how to transfer a design onto fabric, how to use an embroidery frame, how to read an embroidery chart and how to lace and frame your embroidery. This essential bible to stitching will become a trusted resource and a firm friend on your craft bookshelf.

The Crochet Stitch Bible

Author: Betty Barnden
Editor: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785830481
Size: 17,59 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 526
Download

The Crochet Stitch Bible contains over 200 stitches explained in full, and is a perfect starter guide for beginners, with advanced projects and details for experts. The handy spiral bound design allows this book to be laid open on a work surface for easy reference, and makes a wonderful addition to the library of any crafter, crocheter, or knitter. Includes step-by-step instructions for basic stitches, textured stitches, fans and shells stitches, mesh and filet stitches, openwork and lace stitches, trims and edgings, clusters, puffs, and bobbles, spike, relief, tunisian, multi-color, squares, and special stitches. Crochet is the technique of making a looped fabric from a continuous length of yarn, using a single hook. The word "crochet" itself derives from the French "croc," meaning a hook (or crook); an old scottish name for crochet is "shepherd's knitting." It is one of the most portable and flexible of crafts, requiring only a hook and some yarn. Once you have mastered the basic techniques, you can create a fascinating variety of effects.

The Crochet Stitch Handbook

Author: Betty Barnden
Editor: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785836360
Size: 17,40 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 902
Download

The Crochet Stitch Handbook fully explains over 200 stitches. A perfect starter guide for beginners, with advanced projects and details for experts, this book is a wonderful addition to the library of any crafter, crocheter, or knitter. The handbook includes step-by-step instructions for basic stitches, textured stitches, fans and shells stitches, mesh and filet stitches, openwork and lace stitches, trims and edgings, clusters, puffs, bobbles, spike, relief, Tunisian, multi-color, squares, and special stitches. Crochet is the technique of making a looped fabric from a continuous length of yarn, using a single hook. The word crochet itself derives from the French croc, meaning a hook (or crook); an old Scottish name for crochet is "shepherd's knitting." It is one of themost portable and flexible of crafts, requiring only a hook and some yarn. Master the basic techniques of crochet, and more, to create a fascinating variety of effects with The Crochet Stitch Handbook.

Contemporary Candlewick Embroidery

Author: Denise Giles
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440225281
Size: 20,91 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 876
Download

Through her unconventional experimentation with ribbon, author and designer Denise Giles has formulated an enchanting combination - the texture of traditional candlewicking with the classic beauty of silk ribbon. Replace the heavy cotton threads with delicate flosses, silken or metallic threads, and pearl cotton; substitute the white cotton fabric within linen, woven, muslin, or even color fabrics; add beautiful ribbon embroidery accents, and needle artists are left with this fresh new twist to an age-old needlework hobby. Encompassing contemporary candlewicking fitting for today's home decor, 31 original patterns complete with color diagrams and step-by-step photographs are worked into 29 projects. Greet guests in the entryway with a welcoming coat rack; gather the family around the kitchen table with a warm, hearty meal with placemats and napkins; retreat to where the outdoors come in with dragonfly pillows, butterfly trays, and flower frames.

Stitched Gifts

Author: Jessica Marquez
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452120528
Size: 20,13 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 366
Download

From Jessica Marquez, founder of the popular blog and shop Miniature Rhino, Stitched Gifts offers irresistible embroidery projects for every occasion—weddings, holidays, baby showers, anniversaries, or just because. Each project is rendered in Marquez's signature natural, modern style and can be easily personalized for truly meaningful keepsakes. Featuring an illustrated stitch dictionary, striking photographs, plus a section on creative finishing techniques such as staining hoops, framing, and more, this distinctly beautiful craft book has something for embroiderers of all skill levels.

Shay Pendray S Inventive Needlework

Author: Shay Pendray
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440219990
Size: 18,44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 244
Download

Create Heirloom-Quality Needlework Noted needlework author and designer Shay Pendray shares her secrets for unique, inventive stitchery. From years of study in Japan and around the world, Shay has learned stitching techniques that will help you create one-of-a-kind works of art. From the basics of framing up, starting and stopping threads, and laying multi-standard threads, to embellishing, combining stitches, and couching techniques, you will be inspired to create needlework you never dreamed possible. Suitable for needlepoint stitchers of all levels, this reference combines illustrations and full-color photographs to demonstrate each technique. • Gold Work - Stunning projects using metallic threads on silk ground fabric with a variety of couching techniques (Shippo, maze, back and fourth, raised, and cloud filling) • Painted Canvas - Tips for selecting the stitches and threads most suitable for each area of the design • Shading - Methods to blend thread colors for lovely realism

Connecticut Needlework

Author: Susan P. Schoelwer
Editor: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819571261
Size: 11,65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 897
Download

Winner of the Connecticut Book Award (2011) Winner of the Connecticut League of History Organizations Award of Merit (2012) Connecticut women have long been noted for their creation of colorful and distinctive needlework, including samplers and family registers, bed rugs and memorial pictures, crewel-embroidered bed hangings and garments, silk-embroidered pictures of classical or religious scenes, quilted petticoats and bedcovers, and whitework dresses and linens. This volume offers the first regional study, encompassing the full range of needle arts produced prior to 1840. Seventy entries showcase more than one hundred fascinating examples—many never before published—from the Connecticut Historical Society’s extensive collection of this early American art form. Produced almost exclusively by women and girls, the needle arts provide an illuminating vantage point for exploring early American women’s history and education, including family-based traditions predating the establishment of formal academies after the American Revolution. Extensive genealogical research reveals unseen family connections linking various types of needlework, similar to the multi-generational male workshops documented for other artisan trades, such as woodworking or metalsmithing. Photographs of stitches, reverse sides, sketches, design sources, and related works enhance our understanding and appreciation of this fragile art form and the talented women who created it. An exhibition of needlework in this book will be held at the Connecticut Historical Society in late fall, 2010. Funding for this project has been provided by the Coby Foundation, Ltd., and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Craftfulness

Author: Rosemary Davidson
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1787472671
Size: 11,64 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 889
Download

'Making things can mend your mind' - Telegraph 'Chicken soup for the crafter's soul' - Publisher's Weekly _______ What is that unique feeling that goes hand-in-hand with making something from scratch? Do you ever wonder where the time goes when you're lost in drawing or working with clay? Are you happiest when you're sewing or knitting? Craft enthusiasts are no doubt already aware of the joys of making and the frustration when you must put aside your project and go back to your day job or to less enticing tasks around the house. But there is more to crafting than the simple enjoyment of a creative hobby. Drawing on the first-hand accounts from everyday crafters, Craftfulness considers the vital well-being effects to be gained from the simple expression of your creativity, and investigates the soul-cleansing and stress-relieving benefits of making things by hand. An all-you-need-to-know friendly guide to inspire you to give making a go, Craftfulness: - explores the science of creativity and the authors' down-to-earth craft ethos, as well as why everyone should develop a craft habit; - suggests ways to make time in a hectic life for everyday creative work - considers how we can try to overcome self-criticism and lack of confidence - features simple but immensely satisfying craft projects to still the mind and soothe the soul, complete with beautifully illustrated step-by-step instructions To read Craftfulness is the first step on the path to leading a happier, healthier, more satisfying and fulfilling life.