Stitch Encyclopedia: Embroidery: An Illustrated Guide to the Essential Embroidery Stitches
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This gorgeously illustrated stitch guide for embroidery is as timeless as the craft itself. The slender volume presents the fundamental stitches for needlecraft in simple, easy-to-follow color illustrations. The encyclopedic, dip-in, dip-out approach is well-suited for beginners looking to build a foundation of stitch techniques as well as seasoned crafters who will love keeping these handsome reference guides on their shelves. Classically designed and packaged as lovely jacketed paperbacks the Stitch Encyclopedias (Crochet, Embroidery, and Knitting) make a memorable gift for crafters and visual learners and can be enjoyed individually or as an attractive set.
R u n n i n g S t i t c h Work a line of stitches with even spacing on both the right side and wrong side of the fabric. 6 V ariations HOLBEIN STITCH (DOUBLE RUNNING STITCH) Begin by working a row of running stitch; using the same or a different color, work another row, filling the spaces from the first row. THREADED RUNNING STITCH With a different colored thread, alternate the thread up and down through the existing running stitch. DARNING STITCH WHIPPED RUNNING STITCH Work a row of
total of 84 different stitches. You will find once Couching stitch techniques 13 you have mastered each basic stitch, you can Pendant couching stitch 13 easily move on to one or more of the variations, Romanian stitch 13 adding to your enjoyment of embroidery with Outline stitch, Basic 14 each new stitch mastered. Embroidery is one of Outline stitch, Techniques 15 the fiber arts that has been worked for centuries— Working curves 15 a staple in the needlework field. Why not give
HONEYCOMB STITCH SCALLOP STITCH Using blanket stitch, loosely work the first row; pull upward when making the second row, inserting the needle into the loop of the first row. Referring to the illustration, make a running stitch. On top of the running stitch work blanket stitch to fill in the design. WHIPPED BLANKET STITCH Using a different color thread, wrap around the blanket stitch. TAILORED BUTTONHOLE STITCH Work blanket stitch in either direction; pull the needle through over the thread
Tracing Paper This is thin, transparent paper used to copy a design prior to transferring it to fabric. Embroidery Hoop Embroidery Scissors This double hoop holds your fabric stretched out enough to make it easy to work your embroidery stitches. The fabric is placed between the two circular hoops, which have a screw on the outer hoop for adjusting the tension. Hoops are available in various sizes. These scissors are small and lightweight, with sharp points. They are used for cutting thread
Chain stitch, Basic 22 Honeycomb stitch 37 Chain stitch, Techniques 23 Scallop stitch 37 Changing thread color 23 Whipped blanket stitch 37 Connecting the first and last links 23 Tailored buttonhole stitch 37 Creating angles 23 Lazy daisy stitch, Basic 24 Lazy daisy stitch, Variations Framing Weaving Tools & Tips Tools and materials 50 53 54 38 Thread 54 Fly stitch 38 Needles 55 25 Fly stitch techniques 38 Thicknesses of threads 55 Double lazy daisy stitch