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Start Embroidery: All You Need to Know to Start Stitching [Paperback]

Betty Barnden
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30 Sep 2005
This essential guide to embroidery teaches everything you need to know in order to produce wonderfully decorative needlework. From which threads and fabrics to work with to mastering different stitches and more complicated techniques, discover the satisfaction of creating your own uniquely embellished accessories, garments and homewares. Embroidery Basics examines more than thirty stitches and features twelve inspired projects, which allow you to practice your skills while creating beautiful items for yourself, your family and your home.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Apple Press (30 Sep 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845430506
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845430504
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 21.6 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,353,791 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Betty Barnden is a freelance needlecraft designer. Her embroidery, knitwear and crochet designs have appeared in many magazines, including Woman's Weekly, Prima, Classic Stitches, Crafts Beautiful and Inspirations. She has designed embroidery projects and kits for Coats Crafts UK and The Craft Collection and is a regular contributor to Sewing World magazine. Her awards include: 1982 first prize, Courtelle Awards for Handknitting; 1985 Emu Designer Award, Courtelle Handknitting Collections; and 1998 first prize (Surface Embroidery Category), Kreinik Illumination 25th Anniversary Competition.

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By Emma
This book is so detailed but isnt complicated. It has step by step guides(in clear close-up photographs to do each stitches/stages, It has projects (step by step too)to door be inspired to design your own. It explains about the different fabrics, threads(and beads)and equipment, fully explaining what there for etc. It shows basic techniques, sewing tips.. i could go on. My mother did alot of embriodery and still does,admiring how neat it is and knowledge she has, i wanted to get myself started. she taught me quite a few things but this book just really helps me out with the technical side without confusing me, when shes not at hand. You can easily mix and match the projects to like your fancy. Its clear step by step guides is fantastic and the projects are good too. Recommend it to begginers and embroidery lovers a like.

Intro, tools & materials, basic techniques

Counted thread embroidery
Cross-stitch guidelines
Project 1 Greeting cards

Counted stitches on aida fabric
Evenweave guidelines
Assisi work
Project 2-Scented sachets

Project 3-Pot holder

Half cross-stitch on canvas
Project 4- Book cover

Canvaswork guidelines
Project 5-photoframe

Using waste canvas
Project 6- Heart napkin

Hardanger work
Project 7-Trinket box

Beads & sequins
Special threads
Project 8- Sparkly beaded purse

Freestyle embroidery:
Tracing designs
Project 9 -Rabbit cushion

Transferring designs
Photo-transfers ( recommand dylon image maker paste i use it on camvas to paint to.)
Project 10- Framed portrait

Choosing & using stabilizers
Project 11- Flowery T-shirt

Simple applique
Project 12- Chefs apron

Stitch Library- 22 different stitches!!

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