Pulled Thread Embroidery By Moyra Mcneill

Pulled Thread Embroidery By Moyra Mcneill

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Pulled Thread Embroidery Transforms A Piece Of Ordinary Fabric Into Delicate "Lace" By Compressing Threads Of Loosely Woven Background Material With Tightly Pulled Stitches. Focusing On This Age-Old Craft, Moyra Mcneill'S Clearly Written, Profusely Illustrated How-To Book Shows Embroiderers What Attractive Effects Can Be Achieved By Using Relatively Simple Techniques. For Needlecrafters Desiring Greater Challenges, More Complex Ideas Are Presented As Well. Following A Brief Introductory History Of The Craft, Easy-To-Follow Instructions Are Provided For Creating Dozens Of Decorative Stitches, Among Then The Diagonal Cross, Open Trellis And Checker Fillings; The Ripple, Finnish, Cushion, Diamond, Triangle, And Braid Stitches; As Well As Composite Stitches Displaying A Reeded Stitch And Mosaic Filling. Concluding Sections Describe Procedures For A Variety Of Edgings (Simple-Faced, Hern-Stitched Picot, And Fringed) And For Creating Inspired Designs Of Your Own, While A Final Chapter Exhibits Decorative Examples Of Pulled Work Embroidery From The Past.