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Sewing Techniques the Complete Step-by-step Handbook: A Practical Guide to Sewing, Patchwork and Embroidery, with How-to Instruction, Creative Projects and a Directory of Stiches [Paperback]

Dorothy Wood
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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16 Mar 2012
This is a practical guide to sewing, patchwork and embroidery, with how-to instruction, creative projects and a directory of stitches. This technical reference is the authoritative sourcebook of sewing, patchwork and embroidery techniques that will help you achieve professional and accurate results. There is a dictionary of hand embroidery stitches and skills that includes ribbon embroidery, needlelace, pulled fabric and drawn threadwork, as well as traditional counted thread techniques such as Hardanger and blackwork. Learn traditional hand-sewn patchwork, quilting and applique methods, as well as the latest speed-cutting and piecing techniques, and how to use time-saving fusible bonding web. This title contains clear, concise instructions and more than 1000 step-by-step photographs and illustrations. This comprehensive volume, with 1000 illustrations and photographs, is the complete guide to sewing, patchwork and embroidery skills, and provides all the information you need to master each technique with confidence. Whether you are cutting out a pattern, turning hems or deciding which type of seam to use, concise instructions guide you through each stage. All the information you need to design and make your own patchwork quilt is presented, along with cutting and diagrammatic piecing plans for many traditional, popular blocks. From classic hand stitching to contemporary machine embroidery, and every technique in between, the book contains all the skills you need to be a proficient embroiderer.

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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Southwater (16 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780191189
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780191188
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 16.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 184,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dorothy Wood is a creative embroiderer who trained to teach dressmaking and design technology before specializing in textiles and embroidery at Goldsmith's College, London. Dorothy works as a features writer and technical consultant for a number of craft and needlework magazines. She is also the author of Make Your Own Soft Furnishings, Creative Cross Stitch, and Victorian Needlecraft.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Sew Good 11 Dec 2012
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This book really does deliver. I purchased it after borrowing the earlier edition from the library. If you want clear instructions and inspiration for just about any stitching ,this is the book to buy.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth money 26 Aug 2013
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The book isn't bad but very basic and not worth the money, I intended to send back but amazon refunded my money but also let me keep the book but I haven't used it since,
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5.0 out of 5 stars sewing book 10 Dec 2012
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It arrived very quickly ,very happy .with service .and will shop again in the future .Thanks a million happy christmas .
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