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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback Flexibinding
  • Publication: 30 June 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218388
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 1000
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $38.99
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Hand Embroidery


Timeless techniques for beginners and beyond by Patricia Bage & Jill Carter

Book Description

An expert guide to popular surface-stitching techniques, suitable for stitchers of all abilities.

An expert guide to popular surface-stitching techniques, suitable for stitchers of all abilities!

Drawing on work previously published in the popular Beginner's Guide to Needlecrafts series, and originally published as The Stitching Book, this definitive guide to stitching provides a must-have reference for anyone interested in stitching and embroidery.

Aimed at both beginners and those wishing to explore new areas or to develop their existing skills, this book provides a complete, step-by-step guide to traditional stitching techniques, including drawn thread embroidery, hardanger, goldwork, stumpwork, silk shading, crewel embroidery, Mountmellick and blackwork.

Each section is authored by best-selling embroidery experts Patricia Bage, Jill Carter, Ruth Chamberlin, Kay Dennis, Clare Hanham, Jane Rainbow, Pat Trott and Lesley Wilkins, and leads the reader carefully through the history of the technique; the materials and equipment required; and the most popular stitches used. The sections include hands-on projects 26 projects in all and are beautifully illustrated with examples of the authors' works as well as step-by-step photographs and diagrams of the methods used.

This timely book is the perfect choice for anyone whose interest in stitching has been re-awakened by the current trends in embroidery and sewing, and who wishes to make beautiful, hand-embroidered items for their home.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Where to stitch 10
What to stitch 11
Transferring a design on to fabric 14
Framing up 16
Starting to stitch 21
Mounting your work 23
Silk Shading 26
Crewel Embroidery 46
Mountmellick 72
Stumpwork 96
Hardanger 136
Blackwork 168
Drawn thread embroidery 192
Goldwork 230
Index 270

About the Author

About Patricia Bage

Patricia Bage’s love of art and needlecraft began at the age of five, when her grandmother taught her how to knit. Her passion for knitting continued into her adult life, when she also became interested in canvas tapestries. She discovered cross stitch in the early 1990s, and in March 2000 she began her own design company, Patricia-Ann Designs. Since then, Patricia has exhibited at trade shows in the UK and the USA, and her designs are now available throughout the world. In 2002, Patricia did what she wished she had done at the age of sixteen she enrolled at Maidstone College of Art and Design and was awarded a BTEC in Professional Development.

About Jill Carter

Jill Carter is a professional tutor, lecturer and author. She has run her own successful embroidery school, Masterclass, for sixteen years, offering over fifty courses annually in all areas of embroidery. Jill learnt Hardanger embroidery while living in Norway in 1967 and continues to return to Oslo for research. Since then she has used her own expertise and creative talents to take this traditional technique in new and exciting directions. Jill is a regular contributor to major exhibitions and needlecraft magazines. She has written two other books and contributed to a third.
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