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Embroidery Machine Essentials
Jeanine Twigg
0873419995
May 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Embroidery machines are the hottest trend in home sewing, with over 400,000 machines in use. The possibilities are endless when it comes to embellishing everything from kids’ wear to table linens. This guide provides essential information that goes beyond the basic instruction manual for owners of a home embroidery machine or combination sewing-embroidery machine. Taking the guesswork out of using a home embroidery machine, this book covers the entire embroidery process from choosing designs, threads, stabilizers and needles to hooping, design placement and stitching techniques. Simple projects are made easy with step-by-step instructions, allowing readers to experiment with their new skills and embroidery techniques. A handy troubleshooting section helps solve problems along the way. Includes a bonus CD...


Stitch-It Kit: Simple Instructions and Tools for 30 Chic to Classic Embroidery Projects
Jenny Hart
0811843211
September 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Whether you're a beginner or a veteran, the Stitch-It Kit offers everything you need to learn to embroider a tea towel, bib, hankie, or hemline in no time. And it's easy. Inside you'll find a fully illustrated book outlining the basic stitches and techniques, and all the materials you need to get started. Iron-on patterns range from pretty to punk: hula girls, teacups, French poodles, kooky kitties, and more. And each pattern can be used up to nine times. Includes: - Illustrated instructional booklet - Embroidery needle - 2 tea towels - Embroidery hoop - 7 skeins of colored floss - 35 reusable iron-on patterns

About the Author
Jenny Hart has inspired countless crafters to take up embroidery. She founded Sublime Stitching in 2001, the first company to introduce hip...


Machine Embroidery Stitch Techniques

0713486015


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The New Crewel: Exquisite Designs in Contemporary Embroidery
Katherine Shaughnessy
157990680X
November 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
One look at these pages and you know that this isn't your grandmother's crewel, but a hip, contemporary update that will have everyone reaching for a needle and thread. And these projects are easy, too, because crewel has no counting, no grids, and no cross-stitch--just beautiful free-form embroidery. Dive right in, guided by a basics chapter that explains how to do the different stitches, ranging from French knots to laid filling. Novices will swiftly move on to the 30 practice designs, all accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams, and a dozen lovely projects. Make a card or keepsake scrapbook embellished with stitched motifs, colorful totes, table runners, and an elegant tryptich.


Bead Embroidery: The Complete Guide

0873498887


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Book Description
This comprehensive guide helps embroidery enthusiasts transform ordinary to extraordinary in a few easy steps! Bead Embroidery: The Complete Guide marries the popular crafts of embroidery and beading to create beautiful specialties. This portable and durable resource features 20 projects, complete with 200 color illustrations that use bead embroidery stitches with a variety of materials. The selection of quick and easy embellishments and intensive endeavors include adding fringe to a pillow, creating a zippered notions case, coin purse, Christmas ornament, sachet pillow and more. A reference guide covers all the stitches described in the book, and a gallery with work by other award-winning bead artists provides additional inspiration! -200+ full-color photos and step-by-step illustrations easily guide embroiderers...


Embroideries
Marjane Satrapi
0375423052
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This slight follow-up to Satrapi's acclaimed Persepolis books explores the lives of Iranian women young and old. The book begins with Satrapi arriving for afternoon tea at her grandmother's house. There, her mother, aunt and their group of friends tell stories about their lives as women, and, more specifically, the men they've lived with and through. One woman tells a story about advising a friend on how to fake her virginity, a scheme that goes comically wrong. Another tells of escaping her life as a teenage bride of an army general. Satrapi's mother tells an anecdote of the author as a child; still others spin yarns of their sometimes glamorous, sometimes difficult, lives in Iran. The tales themselves are entertaining, though the folksiness and common themes of regret and elation feel familiar. Satrapi's...


Indian Bead-Weaving Patterns: Chain-Weaving Designs, Bead Loom Weaving, and Bead Embroidery - an Illustrated how-to Guide
Horace R. Goodhue
0961350318
September 1989
Paperback
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Book Description
Indian Bead-Weaving Patterns is written for beginning and advanced beaders. It contains over 200 instructional illustrations and photographs of 47 beadwork pieces. Emphasis is on the use of traditional Native American beading techniques. The major portion of this book covers chain-weaving patterns, examples of which include multiple strands, 6-bead and 8-bead daisy chains, "Ogalala Butterfly," ladder weaves, "Peyote Stitch," fancy tubes, "spider" designs, "Apache Leaf," "Zig-zag" variations, 5- and 8-bead diagonals, "Potawatomi Weave," "Wide Net," "Lakota Chain," beaded braids, and beaded dolls. Also included in this book are notes on supplies, knots and threading and an illustrated section on How to Make and Use an Indian Bead Loom. With this new, enlarged edition, come two additional sections, TRIANGLE BASE has...


Elegant Stitches
Judith Baker Montano
091488185X
May 1995
Hardcover
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Amazon.com
Silk ribbon embroidery utilizes many of the same stitches as more traditional crewel embroidery, but the unique qualities of the ribbon make for a very different look. This beautiful book (conveniently spiral bound to lie flat when working) offers a comprehensive stitch guide and good coverage of all the basics. Each stitch is given a clear diagram, and many also include color photos of a detail featuring that stitch. In addition, Judith Baker Montano presents charming descriptions of what inspired her lovely, elaborate finished pieces, which she calls "free-form stitchery."


Embroidery Machine Essentials: Basic Techniques : 20 Designs and Project Ideas to Develop Your Embroidery Skills (Jeanine Twigg's Companion Project Series)

0873495802


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Book Description
Thousands have embraced EMBROIDERY MACHINE ESSENTIALS as the must have resource for successful machine embroidery. Now, Jeanine Twigg's new Companion Project Series builds on the success of her original book. Each companion book contains 48 pages filled with creative embroidery machine techniques, 20 easy to stitch projects and a CD with 20 exclusive embroidery machine designs.


Traditional Hardanger Embroidery
Priscilla Publishing Co.
0486249069
October 1985
Paperback
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Book Description
Easy to learn, this beautiful traditional Norwegian form of counted-thread needlework incorporates only a few basic stitches, works up quickly, and can be readily adapted to a variety of projects. 50 beautiful and authentic designs, with instructions.


The Silk Ribbon Embroidery Bible
Joan Gordon
0896891690
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Gorgeous silk ribbon designs, from the simplest single rose to the sweetest spring posy, can be easily created with this unique new guide. With more than 100 ribbon designs using 50 different stitches, this collection offers much more than any other guide available. Featuring easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, as well as charts and embroidered samples, even novice embroiderers can easily create each beautiful design. A simple key explains the order of work, and each design offers plenty of ideas for how and where to apply it. The book also features a hidden spiral binding for easy-lay-flat use. -Offers 100 ribbon designs using 50 simple stitches -Each design features step-by-step instructions, charts and embroidered samples -Features a spiral binding for lay-flat use


Paper, Metal & Stitch : Creating Surfaces with Color and Texture
Maggie Grey, Jane Wild
1931499977
October 28, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This timely project guide concentrates on two of the key materials being newly incorporated into textiles and fiber arts—paper and metal. Both media are covered in separate sections that describe the unique properties of each, as well as textural methods, adding color, and embellishing with stitches. Paper can be molded, formed, cut, torn, embossed, and stitched; metal adds a new gleam; and additional dimensions of the material are explored with soft sheet metals, meshes, wires, and coils. Concepts build through each section, starting with elemental embroidery and basic, texture-building steps, and moving to exciting finishing ideas for combining and mixing techniques for original and innovative results.


Embroidery
Judy Ann Sadler
155337617X
April 2004
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-8–With an attractively designed cover featuring photos of sample projects, this book is sure to encourage interest in needlework. An introduction explains the basics of this craft, describing fabric, thread, needles, embroidery hoops, and more. Readers will learn about the intricacies of embroidery floss, transferring patterns, and dressmaker's tracing paper. A wide variety of ornamental stitches is explained and illustrated. The nine activities begin with materials lists and have easy-to-follow step-by-step directions and clear illustrations. Youngsters will have fun crafting the simple to advanced projects, including a flower pincushion, a CD pouch, a drawstring bag, embroidered clothing, and a bracelet. A full-color photo of each finished product is also included.–Augusta R. Malvagno,...


Machine Embroidery with Confidence: A Beginner's Guide
Nancy Zieman
0873498577
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Nancy Zieman, the nation's most recognized and revered sewing expert, teaches aspiring and experienced embroiderers everything they need to know to master this craft. An easy-to-understand tutorial explains the basics of machine embroidery, and detailed photos depict every step of using these machines for top-notch results. Readers will learn about what tools are needed, how to organize the embroidery area, types of machines, designs, templating/positioning, software, stabilizers, hooping, fabrics, problem shooting and finishing touches. The book also features a glossary of common terms, and the final chapter features ideas for moving beyond the basics and taking those new skills to the next level. -Easy-to-follow tutorial for beginners in machine embroidery -Features a glossary of common terms -Provides inspiration...


The Embroiderer's Handbook
Margie Bauer
0715320378
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This encyclopedia of embroidery stitches using stranded threads is a comprehensive reference for every embroiderer. The numerous step-by-step photographs and clear instructions show every stage of working a stitch and make even the most complicated techniques easy to follow. Alongside the stitches are practical hints on using different threads and fabrics, tried and tested tips for the beginner and gorgeous projects using and combining the stitches described in the book. Common problems are solved and suggestions given on choosing and storing equipment, starting and finishing and the use of hoops and frames. More experienced embroiderers will find inspiration and ideas for further experimentation and suggestions for using embroidery on clothing, accessories and in the home.


Simple Embroidery
Marilyn Green
1570549575
October 2003
Other Format
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Coloring with Thread
Ann Fahl
157120296X
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Coloring with Thread by Ann Fahl is in gorgeous color, 96 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, $24.95. Quilters, crafters, garment makers, and needle workers of all types will find the text packed with facts, tips, projects, and troubleshooting guide. Skip all of the factual information, and look at the luscious photographs of quilts and close-up photos of Ann's award winning free-motion embroidery. There is something for everyone in this book. Do you have a problem with decorative thread? There is more factual information in this book, than anyone cares to know. If you are having difficulties with thread breakage, shredding or looping, you will find the solution to your problem in this book. Your days of being disgusted and fed-up with fancy thread problems have come to an end! There are practice exercises to give a beginner...


Ribbon Embroidery: With 178 Iron-on Transfers
J. Marsha Michler
0486298183
October 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
The delicate Victorian art of silk ribbon embroidery is made simple with easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions plus scores of enchanting patterns of flowers, hearts and other motifs. Needlecrafters will love the variety of easily executed stitches for embellishing towels, table linens, quilts and other accessories. 178 black-and-white iron-on transfer patterns, instructions and 30 stitch diagrams.


Kids' Embroidery
Kristin Nicholas
158479366X
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Gr. 3-7. This splashy guide, crammed with photos of fashionably dressed crafters (including two boys), shows how "drawing with yarn" can add a funky personal touch to decor, clothes, and accessories. Nicholas opens with sample stitches on plastic mesh, then introduces more advanced, freestyle techniques; her own watercolor-and-ink diagrams make mastering even the whimsical "lazy daisy" a snap. Skill explanations are followed by a sophisticated-looking project, such as an attractive throw pillow. Patterns for enlarging conclude, but stitchers are also encouraged to design their own motifs. Nicholas' relies a lot on awkward cross-referencing, but that's a small inconvenience when weighed against the potential for fun. Jennifer Mattson
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved ...


Chinese Folk Designs: A Collection of 300 Cut-Paper Designs Used for Embroidery Together with 160 Chinese Art Symbols and their Meanings
Willis Meeker Hawley (Editor)
0486226336
June 1971
Paperback
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Book Description
300 authentic, solid-silhouette designs printed in colors: phoenix, chrysanthemum, lotus, plumblossom, butterfly, fish, boat, etc. Provides rare source of ideas and direct reproduction wherever Oriental flavor is needed. "One of the most aesthetically pleasing books to cross our desk in a long time!"—Kliatt Paperback Book Guide. 300 plates.


The Embroidery Stitch Bible
Betty Barnden
0873495101
Feb 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
More than 200 stitches are photographed and accompanied by easy to follow charts in this essential reference for embroiderers. From basic cross stitch and chain stitch to more complicated couching, laid work, and drawn thread work, this is the stitch bible for embroiderers wishing to improve their technique and add new dimensions to their work. Stitches are arranged according to their use, including outlines, filling stitches, isolated stitches, motifs, edgings, hems, insertions, flat stitches, backgrounds, and textures. Concealed spiral binding allows embroiderers to read and practice simultaneously.


Helen M. Stevens' Embroidered Butterflies (Masterclass Embroidery Series)
Helen M. Stevens
0715319019
September 2004
Paperback
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BOOKLIST
³An impressive teacher.² --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
Readers will learn to create breathtaking butterfly portraits by following the expert advice of internationally acclaimed designer Helen M. Stevens. In Embroidered Butterflies, Helen shares her secrets of how to achieve incredible effects in pure silk thread, through the use of: * Thirty inspirational nature studies * Five practical embroidery projects, including peacock, red admiral and purple emperor butterflies * Comprehensive information and step-by-step color photographs In five fascinating chapters, she explores a variety of butterflies united by a shared habitat. Each chapter culminates in a masterclass project: a color template is provided for five original...


Graham Rust's Needlepoint Designs
Graham Rust
0810937832
October 1, 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
A superb draftsman with an exquisite eye for detail, Graham Rust creates needlepoint designs that are true works of art. Terrific color photos and full-color charts present 17 projects, including a monkey cushion, a cheetah footstool, a sunflower chair, a seashell rug, a Chinese vases pillow, and a mouse-in-a-teapot tea cozy. Although not meant for the beginner, these designs are so clearly presented that most readers shouldn't require more than intermediate skill and a certain degree of patience. Rust's talent as a watercolorist is manifest on every page, making this book not only a practical guide but a visual treat as well. --Amy Handy

From Library Journal
A well-known British painter of murals, Rust (The Painted House, Knopf, 1988) uses adaptations of his own watercolors in this...


Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches
Mary Thomas, Jan Eaton (Compiler)
1570761183
July 1, 1998
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Originally published in hardcover by Hodder & Stoughton in 1989, this is a completely revised full-color edition of Thomas's 1934 classic, Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches. A comprehensive dictionary offering more than 400 stitches, this edition includes 100 new stitches, all described and pictured in full-color diagrams. Essential for public libraries and embroidery collections.Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
For all embroiderers, a needlework classic. Now in paperback. Mary Thomas' Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches was first published in 1934; regarded as a standard, this book has long been a favorite of novice and experienced embroiderers alike. Later updated by Jan Eaton, it pictures and describes over 400 stitches; arranged by...


Fusing Fabric : Creative Cutting, Bonding and Mark-Making with the Soldering Iron
Margaret Beal
0713489561
March 28, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
It’s the latest and hottest idea in embroidery today, expanding the reach of textile art: the use of a soldering iron to cot, bond, and etch fabric. And Margaret Beal is the pioneer of the practice. For the first time, she gathers her expertise in book form, with photographs showing finished pieces and diagrams and drawings illustrating the process. All the principal techniques are thoroughly explained, from choosing and cutting fabric to using three-dimensional materials. Appliqué, reverse appliqué, shadow work, piercing, weaving, and bead making all receive in-depth coverage. Projects range from a pocket mirror to a variety of brooches.
 


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