The needlecraft style directory A visual reference of over 50 needlecraft styles and the stitches that go with them

Sarah Whittle

Book - 2013

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Hauppauge, New York : Barrons Educational Series, Inc 2013.
First ed. for North American and the Philippines
Item Description
Surface embroidery -- Counted-thread work -- Quilting, patchwork and applique -- Other techniques.
Includes index.
Physical Description
240 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Main Author
Sarah Whittle (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Offers needlecraft techniques and over 160 stitches, outlining the basics of stitching, embroidering, quilting, and appliquâe.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Written for both beginning and experienced needlecraft enthusiasts, this reference volume shows how to make virtually every basic stitch and describes each stitch's common uses. The book's first part describes the many different needlecraft styles--crewel, quilting, needlepoint, and dozens more. The second part is a stitch directory, presenting easy-to-follow diagrams that show how each stitch is accomplished. The book's chapters cover-- Fabric Embellishment-- surface embroidery, beadwork, needlepoint, and more Fabric Construction-- patchwork, quilting, various styles of appliqué, and more Fabric Manipulation --smocking, hemstitching, cutwork, and more Part Two chapters--which illustrate surface embroidery stitches, cross stitches, knotted stitches, straight stitches, pulled and drawn threadwork stitches, needlepoint stitches, looped stitches, and a dozen more miscellaneous stitches The Needlecraft Style Directory is the comprehensive reference book for embroiderers, sewers, quilters, and needlecraft enthusiasts of all levels. More than 400 diagrams and illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

(back cover) Celebrating the versatility of needlecrafts, The Needlecraft Style Directory shows you not only how to begin, but also how to improve your skills in this most adaptable of crafts. Complement, supplement, expand, and develop your needlecraft expertise. Whether you are seeking new avenues for your creativity, or looking for fresh techniques to embellish and support your favorite craft, you need look no further than here. Covering over 50 needlecraft techniques and over 160 stitches, this book outlines the basics on stitching, embroidering, quilting, and appliqué. It also helps you find the best technique for your designs, and gives you all the information you need to choose your next creative direction. Comprehensive cross-referencing will direct you to information you need quickly and easily, and galleries showing finished work will inspire you to new levels of creativity. Topics Covered: Surface embroidery ● Straight stitches Counted thread work ● Buttonhole stitches Quilting, patchwork, and appliqué ● Chain stitches Basic stitches ● Pulled and drawn stitches Line stitches ● Needlepoint stitches Crossed stitches ● Knotting, couching, and filling