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A-Z of Embroidery Stitches

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A-Z of Embroidery Stitches by Country Bumpkin
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Dec 22, 2014 | ISBN 9781782211617

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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.
Quilter’s Review (Aug 2018)

“Defined here as a way of altering a surface with stitches, embroidery in all its richness and variety is presented in this alphabetically arranged guide to a wealth of stitches available to the needle crafter. Thread, needles, and fabric are the triumvirate of necessary materials required for all embroidery projects, and an introductory discussion of those factors is joined by commentary on transferring design onto fabric. Once these important preliminary issues are cleared, then the meat of the book is offered: the stitches themselves, from simple to complicated. The thing to realize about this book is that every stitch is afforded clear and detailed textual directions augmented by exquisitely clear photographs.”
Booklist 2014

Table Of 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
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 Crows foot
55 Cutwork embroidery
56 Danish knot
57 Detached chain
French knot combination flower
blanket stitch combination
59 Detached wheatear stitch
60 Drizzle stitch
61 Ermine filling stitch
62 Eyelets
flowers shaped
64 Faggoting
65 Feather stitch
closed double and triple
variations single
Spanish knotted
70 Fishbone stitch
72 Fly stitch
twisted leaf
74 Folded Ribbon rose
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
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
104 threading Ribbon
104 Ribbon stitch
rose water lily
107 Running stitch
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 Smockers knot
119 Spider web rose
120 Split stitch
120 Split back stitch
121 Sprats 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 Tête 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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