The Only Embroidery Reference You'll Ever Need

Book - 2009
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There is nothing as beautiful as a wonderfully-worked embroidery design, either used to adorn clothing or as an embellishment on a home accessory. Now a new generation is rediscovering the pleasures of the centuries-old craft. Written for beginners and experts alike, Stitch-Opedia describes in detail hundreds of embroidery stitches. Each stitch is grouped into sections that include: canvas work, crewel work, hardanger, pulled work, stumpwork and much more. Each stitch includes close-up, detailed color photographs, a full-color working diagram, and accurate written instructions. An extremely helpful alphabetical listing with close-up thumbnail photographs appears later in the book allowing the user to cross-reference each stitch.
With sections on materials and equipment, basic techniques, and a collection of motifs that can be either copied or transferred to fabric, this beautifully-designed, full-color book is sure to attract newcomers and experts alike with its combination of convenience and creative encouragement.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312611590
Branch Call Number: 746.44 Kend
Characteristics: 224 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.


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Dec 06, 2016

This is another poorly designed embroidery book. There are lots of stitches but they are poorly described with one-step tiny thumbnail photos. Most of the book is artwork and ugly projects. One of the worst books on embroidery. Although the cover makes it look hip, it's not.

Nov 02, 2014

Reasonably good as a stitch reference, but a poor source of projects. (Most here are remarkably ugly.) Occasional instances of sexist/culturally inappropriate language, oddly enough. Perhaps this title incorporates some older content?

Aug 10, 2013

Lots of stitches, but the instructions give some diagrams without one of the finished stitch.

Apr 30, 2013

I did not find this book to be very interesting and for a Stitch o pedia - it better live up to it's name. :(

Jun 27, 2010

I'm looking at this book, and I would have preferred the book hadn't been published in the coil-bound method as this causes the pages near the spine to be damaged over (heavy or) continuous use.

Otherwise, I find the format of the content to be good, although I'm not a heavy crafter.


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