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The Right-handed Embroiderer's Companion: A Step-by-step Stitch Dictionary [Paperback]

Yvette Stanton
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9 July 2010
With clear step-by-step instructions, accompanied by diagrams showing you what to do, it is very hard to go wrong. Examples of each stitch will inspire yu to use the stitches creatively and experimentally in your embroidery. Because this book is so easy to use and understand, in learning the stitches you will gain the confidence you need to create beautiful works of embroidery. The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion is twin to The Left-Handed Embroiderer's Companion, which has been enthusiastically received by left-handed embroiderers around the world. You will discover: How easy it is to learn and master new stitches How to work surface stitches, needlepoint stitches and counted thread stitches How the stitches and their variations should look, and how you can make yours look the same How different stitches can be used creatively in your embroidery with colour, texture and different types of thread

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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Vetty Creations (9 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0975767747
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975767740
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 1.3 x 27.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 402,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Yvette Stanton is an Australian embroidery author and teacher. She specialises in writing stitch dictionaries and books about historical whitework embroidery. She is the author of "Elegant Hardanger Embroidery", "Mountmellick Embroidery: Inspired by Nature", "Ukrainian Drawn Thread Embroidery: Merezhka Poltavska", "The Left-Handed Embroiderer's Companion: A step-by-step stitch dictionary" and "The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion: A step-by-step stitch dictionary".

In 2000, Yvette won the Nordic Needle Annual Hardanger Design Contest. Yvette regularly teaches embroidery in shops and guild groups around Australia. As a left-hander, she loves the reactions of left-handed students when they find out that for this class they have a left-handed teacher! She is an accredited tutor with the Embroiderers' Guild of NSW. Yvette also contributes projects and articles to embroidery magazines such as "Inspirations", "Piecework" and "Embroidery and Cross Stitch Magazine".

Yvette's blog can be found at http://www.vettycreations.com.au/white-threads

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Yvette is a five star author and embroiderer, all of whose books you should own. I do. Having produced the left-handed embroiderer's guide earlier in the year, Yvette has decided not to leave us right handers out. This is a superb dictionary for all embroiderers, so don't miss out. As with all Yvette's books it has superb attention to detail. Beautiful line drawings explain each stitch. This has just become my number one embroidery book. This is a book you can judge by its cover, it won't let you down. Superb.-Karen Platt.co.uk The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion by Yvette Stanton is the sequel to the left handed version. I am right handed but have a copy of the left hand edition which I have previously reviewed here. These books are exceptionally clear in their directions and stitches are shown worked in all sorts of different ways and in sample to really give inspiration for their use. I am finding this book invaluable in my City and Guilds stitch samples. I have already got a few stitch dictionaries in my library, including the classics, but this is my first choice now as it is so bright and light and well indexed. I would highly recommend this for other students and teachers. Both the right and left handed embroiderer's companions are superb.-Jennyflowerblue.blogspot.com Following the success of The Left Handed Embroiderer's Companion, Yvette Stanton has produced an edition for right-handers. It is a comprehensive dictionary of counted and non-counted stitches with clear, step-by-step instructions and diagrams. There are stitches you have heard of and maybe some that you haven't, all waiting for you to try your hand at. In keeping with the previous edition, each stitch does contain a snippet of advice at the e4nd of each set of diagrams to help left-handers which is useful should you be teaching a friend or relative. The Right Handed Embroiderer's Companion is an absolute gem and a must for anyone with a love of stitching.-New Stitches There's no shortage of stitch dictionaries, but if you want to master new stitches and also explore variations of the basic stitches, this book is ideal. The step-by-step diagrams are very clear and easy to follow, and the beautiful worked samples will encourage you to distort and manipulate the stitches and use them creatively and experimentally in your own embroidery. There are instructions for more than 170 different stitches (including surface stitches, needlepoint stitches and counted thread stitches), with some unusual ones, such as Chinese knot, pagoda chevron stitch and Ceylon stitch. Following on from the success of her previously published Left-Handed Embroiderer's Companion (Yvette Stanton is a left-handed embroiderer), this book aims to redress the balance for the right-handers who were apparently feeling left out - and developing a condition called left-handed envy (I was one of them)!-Stitch The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion will help you to learn and master over 170 embroidery stitches including their variation. With clear instructions accompanied by diagrams showing you what to do, it is very hard to go wrong. Examples of each stitch will inspire you to use the stitches creatively and experimentally in your embroidery and you will learn how easy it is to master new stitches. This book provides a great source of ideas for textural embellishment so, whether you are a quilter or an embroiderer, there is sure to be something in this resource of value.-Fabrications This was much more than a stitch dictionary for me. I have spent hours leafing through it just for the pleasure of it. The precision of the instructions is a joy to follow and with hints and tips that are included you can make yours look the same. Not only is it easy to master new stitches but with the inclusion of variations for most of the stitches it is an inspiration as well as delivering information on how the stitches can be used.-West Country Embroiderers

About the Author

Yvette Stanton is the publisher and designer behind Vetty Creations. She has a passion for whitework embroidery, and a passion for sharing it with others. Yvette has written three books on whitework, one of them with her twin sister, Prue Scott. Yvette is an accredited tutor with the Embroiderers Guild of NSW, and teaches embroidery classes, specialising in whitework at shops and guild groups around Australia. Yvette Stanton and Prue Scott are award-winning embroiderers with over 15 years' experience of producing beautiful intricate embroideries. Yvette's previous book, Elegant Hardanger Embroidery was published in 2002 by Simon & Schuster (Kangaroo Press). Yvette lives in Sydney. Visit Yvette's blogspot at http://vettycreations.com.au/white-threads/

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Book 5 Sep 2010
By Sewing Directory TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
I am a big fan of the left-handed embroiderer's companion which I reviewed a few months ago, it made me wish I was left handed so I could use it. So I was very excited to receive a copy of this book.

As with the previous book it has every stitch you could think of, and then more! 170 different stitches in total. Each stitch is really clearly illustrated by a series of clear diagrams which manage to make even the more difficult stitches look easy. Even as someone who doesn't often embroider this book will be a very useful addition to my collection to tempt me into trying new stitches in my sewing projects. You can't help but be inspired to try the stitches as you look through the book.

I would highly recommend this book.

This review originally appeared on The Sewing Directory.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic 21 Sep 2010
By K. Platt TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Yvette is a five star author and embroiderer, all of whose books you should own. I do. Having produced the left-handed embroiderer's guide earlier in the year, Yvette has decided not to leave us right handers out. This is a superb dictionary for all embroiderers, so don't miss out. As with all Yvette's books it has superb attention to detail. Beautiful line drawings explain each stitch. This has just become my number one embroidery book. This is a book you can judge by its cover, it won't let you down. Superb. This review first appeared on Karen Platt's book review website.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ten out of Ten. 26 Jun 2014
By Kirky
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...This book is a brilliant asset to anyone who loves embroidery.It explains the stitches in detail and the photos give plenty of ideas for the embroiderer.
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