An excellent reference book for all embroiderers. I paticularly love the fact that both right-hand and left-hand directions are included for the basic stitches. The stitches are perfect for contemporary embroidery art or crazy quilting and the book also contains excellent sections on choosing tools and threads, achieving the perfect stitch, and starting to design your own unique embroidery project. I thought the section on 'the anatomy of a stitch' was particularly informative. It also has a very personal feel too as Christen talks about her early influences and why she loves to embroider.
Hand Embroidery Dictionary
500+ Stitches; Tips, Techniques & Design Ideas
The complete go-to guide for all things embroidery!
Everything embroidery bundled into one helpful how-to guide! Expert embroiderer Christen Brown breaks down 500+ stitches from the basics for beginners to more complex designs for advanced stitchers. Stitches range from Lazy Daisy, French Knot, Herringbone, Capped, Chevron, and so much more. Create intricate art like Christen with projects such as psychedelic balloons, mushroom gardens, and flowered embroidered spirals. Bursting with color and beads, designs are perfect for contemporary embroidery art or crazy quilting. Start simple and learn how to choose tools and threads, achieve the perfect stitch, and then start designing your unique embroidery project.
- From basic stitches to complex combinations each of the 500+ designs comes with step-by-step instructions
- Mix it up and learn how to change the position of the stitch and use the distance between points
- Best-selling author Christen Brown provides expert guidance for all, including tips and instructions for left-handed embroiderers
Download the index of included stitches here
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