Buy Used
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by the book house
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This item will be picked, packed and shipped by Amazon and is eligible for free delivery within the UK
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Embroidery Skills Canvas Embroidery Paperback

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"

Product details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Tuttle+publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1853912956
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853912955
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 19.8 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,074,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

By neverendings on 14 July 2012
Sadly now out of print, if you have any interest in needlepoint design (or embroidery in general) this is an absolute essential, and I highly recommend tracking down a second hand copy. It begins with basic techniques, stitches and their uses etc, but it never talks down to he reader, and is not really intended for the beginner. From the outset, inspirational stitched examples are shown, to demonstrate how striking results can be borne of the simplest ideas. The wonderful thing about this book is that it shows how creative canvas embroidery can be, and that it is not necessary to be limited in terms of design.

There is a great section on using marbling to create bargello patterns (wow!), as well as instructions on how to marble paper and canvas directly, and space-dyeing your own threads. There is a general section on design methods, absolutely full of original ideas that can't help but kick-start ideas of your own. If you ever find stitching on canvas a little restrictive, you will learn how to liberate it! Working three dimensionally, combining different techniques, painting materials - whole new worlds can open up to explore!

I guess this is really what I was hoping for from Jill Carter's more recent (and currently available) book. Carter's book gives beginnings of ideas to work from, but Field & Linsley really push the ideas further, and (to my mind) give a lot more to think about. Good luck locating a copy - it might not be easy, but it's worth it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Look for similar items by category