It's the ultimate sourcebook for stitchwork practitioners! This hardworking reference and superb project book provides an essential guide for embroiderers at any level. Divided into five sections according to the type of embroidery, each group of stitches is displayed in a stunning project, ranging in size from a sampler to a pin cushion.
Full instructions for making each of the stitches are given as well as a chart for the project, so that by working through the designs, stitches are practiced and a beautiful piece of work results. Close-up photographs are accompanied by clear diagrams and concise explanations of how to work the stitches. For each type of embroidery, full details are also given on suitable fabrics, types of threads and needles, how to prepare the fabric and the best uses for the embroidery.
This book is a fabulous sourcebook of stitches and will lead stitchers of all levels of ability to build up a portfolio of stunning work as a display of their skills.