The Embroidery Stitch Bible by Betty Barnden
If you are new to embroidery or wishing to develop your stitch repertoire, then this book is for you!
It features over 200 essential stitches for embroidery in a new and up-to-date edition of the original and immensely successful stitch bible, by bestselling author and needlework designer Betty Barnden.
In this essential directory, hand sewers will have a collection of over 200 stitches at their fingertips from basic chain worked into fabric through to Florentine work on a canvas. Each one is explained with written step-by-step instructions and how-to techniques to get you started, and are accompanied by clear artwork and a photo of the finished stitch.
Follow the diagrams and instructions in this beautifully illustrated and jam-packed book to discover the wonderful variety of effects that can be created with just a needle and thread, and discover or rediscover the sensuous, tactile, wearable art of embroidery.
Table of Contents
The stitch collection
Stitches for fabric
Laid filling stitches
Drawn thread stitches
Stitches for trimmings
Stitches for canvas
Loop and pile stitches
Counted thread techniques
Freestyle embroidery techniques
Glossary, index and credits
Published 1st December 2017.