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The Embroidery Stitch Bible [Spiral-bound]

Betty Barnden
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Feb 2003
More than 200 stitches are photographed and accompanied by easy to follow charts in this essential reference for embroiderers. From basic cross stitch and chain stitch to more complicated couching, laid work, and drawn thread work, this is the stitch bible for embroiderers wishing to improve their technique and add new dimensions to their work. Stitches are arranged according to their use, including outlines, filling stitches, isolated stitches, motifs, edgings, hems, insertions, flat stitches, backgrounds, and textures. Concealed spiral binding allows embroiderers to read and practice simultaneously.


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  • Spiral-bound: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publications; 2 Spi edition (Feb 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873495101
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873495103
  • Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 16.6 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,138,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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73 of 73 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good sourcebook 2 Mar 2003
Format:Spiral-bound
This is a realy handy little book (about 7 inches , spiral bound) it has good diagrams and explanations of needlework stitches used in most forms of embroidery including
smocking and canvas work. It also has a very good working practice section and gives ideas for finishing and using pieces . As This book is small it has easily replaced my weildy Embroidery Bible. A very good buy for beginners and advanced stitchers alike
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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Clear and Concise Guide to Stitch 9 Jan 2005
Format:Spiral-bound
A really excellent resource for anyone interested in stitch. It conatins clear diagrams as well as photographs along the step by step process. It breaks down complex stitches into a series of stages and gives useful advice. The Bible has a thorough coverage of different stitches subdivided into different sections, and the spiral bound spine makes it easy to keep open to refer to when you are stitching. I have found it vital for my university textiles course and have found even the more complex stitches simple to complete. A fabulous source of information.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent reference 10 Feb 2011
By K. Platt TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Spiral-bound
Spiral-bound, compact, comprehensive and easy to follow are the qualities that recommend this book to any embroiderer. There are many stitches most will remember from school days, but a whole lot more stitches that were new to me, and I am by no means new to embroidery. I would suggest this is suitable for many embroiders, especially those wanting new stitches and inspiration. Betty has divided the stitches into sections such as satin, raised, couching. Each section thoroughly explores the type of stitch giving encouragement to experiment. I particularly like the rosette chain stitch, fishbone stitch, Half Rhodes stitch, Norwich stitch and decorative couching. The working practice technique section is also useful. There are over 200 stitches to keep you entertained. The layout is good as is the photography and the charted designs are crystal clear and of a good size, making them easy to follow and this is enhanced by the clear step by step written instructions. Excellent. This review first appeared on Karen Platt's book review website.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Stitch Bible 31 Jan 2010
Format:Spiral-bound
Would never have believed that a concise and detailed stitch book was available.Excellent for novice and/or professional.
The best bonus is the ring construction allowing the book to open flat.
Would recommend to anyone interested in hand stitching.Excellent value.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 9 Aug 2009
Format:Spiral-bound
What a fabulous book its show you step by step instruction how do the stitches including picture and designs to try as well. It also show you what you will need and need to know before you start your project. It is great for the beginners and for the experienced embroider brushing on there skills. All round good book that I would highly recommend.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Source 4 Jun 2008
Format:Spiral-bound
I have had this book for many years and I keep coming back to it time and time again. It is clear and concise.

I am someone that likes to read a few different descriptions of how to do a stitch and I have quite a few of these types of books to assist me!!!
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent! 27 Aug 2003
Format:Spiral-bound
I find it very helpful and easy to understand, with a large number of stitches, traditional and new ones. I recomend it for everyone who wants to find great ideas!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite simply the best craft book I own! 9 Dec 2009
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This is without a doubt the best craft book I own. Buy it now!!

It is spiral bound, so you don't have to bend back pages.
The paper quality is good.
The instructions are clear.
It covers a multitude of stitches.

I think this is useful for anyone doing sewing, embroidery or household.

Excellent, fabulous, wonderful!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD INSTRUCTIONS AND ILLUSTRATIONS
I HAVE DONE EMBROIDERY BEFORE - BUT NOT FOR SEVERAL YEARS

THIS BOOK IS EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED TO JOG MY MEMORY - GOOD INSTRUCTIONS AND ILLUSTRATIONS TO SHOW HOW TO DO... Read more
Published 9 days ago by trish
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book
I love embroidery but there are so many different stitches that I forget the simple ones I haven't done in a while. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Latifa Wahed
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Bible ever
Easy to use and find the perfect stitching to your project. Nice little drawings for you to understand how the stitches are made.
Published 2 months ago by Tine Vognsen DK
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect
Whether you are just starting out or, like me, a seasoned embroiderer this wee bible is for you.

I really like the fact it is ringbound so the book will lie open flat... Read more
Published 2 months ago by JuJuDollie
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use
This book is easy to use as it has a spiral binding so lies flat when using and I needed to do that a lot as a beginning embroiderer. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Dragonlady
5.0 out of 5 stars We'll illustrated easy to understand
Great value easy to read and understand with wonderful clear illustrations. This is the best book I have found on the subject.
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm satisfied
I'm a begginner in embrodery and I found this book very useful.Each stich is well explained and there are step-by-step diagrams which are easy to follow. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Atina Ivanova
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent stitch bible
I bought this for my Mum who absolutely loves it. She had borrowed a copy of this from the local library and enjoyed it so much she wanted a copy to keep. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Alex 13
5.0 out of 5 stars Stitch bible
This is by far the best stitch book I have seen it is so well done and covers everything a must for anyone starting an embroidery project
Published 5 months ago by Kimi
5.0 out of 5 stars book
yes i can really recommend this book as one of my favourites and will be able to read and lern from it
Published 6 months ago by sylvia wilkinson
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