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.
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Compiled by the expert team at Country Bumpkin, renowned Australian publishers of embroidery books and magazines.
From Quilter's Review (Aug 2018): The A-Z series of books allows embroiderers, from beginners to advanced, to be able to enhance their skills with real-world projects. When you first crack open the book, you’ll find that it’s a comprehensive guide that contains everything an embroiderer needs to know about, including:
• Materials. Learn how to pick the right materials for your project. This helps you avoid unnecessary material purchases and get through your next project faster with less waste. • Stitches. A comprehensive list of stitches, including dozens needed for projects of all levels. If you prefer to embroider by hand this book is for you. You’ll also learn a lot of other techniques to master embroidery, from beginning and ending a thread to how to paint thread and using hoops. This is just the beginning of why so many people recommend Embroidery Stitches. Keep in mind that there’s also Embroidery Stitches 2 available, so if you like this one, you can always go a step further and get the second book in the series.
Embroidery Stitches is easy to read, and this may be one of the book’s key selling points.
I recommend every embroider have a copy of this book on their shelves as a reference guide for the many stitches available in embroidery.