Embroidery: A Step-by-Step Guide to More than 200 Stitches (Paperback)
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The ultimate stitch dictionary, perfect for anyone who wants to learn and master the traditional craft of embroidery!
A visual encyclopedia of stitches that will inspire and inform sewers of all levels. With this comprehensive guide in hand, you'll be able to accomplish and perfect every stitch under the sun!
This handbook is packed with practical advice on which thread, needles or fabrics work best with different techniques. From looped and tied needlepoint stitches to open and solid filling stitches, you’ll learn how to complete over 200 incredible stitches in no time.
This practical embroidery book covers sewing tips for dressmaking, needle point and embroidery stitches. Learn the art quickly with concise text, close-up photography and step-by-step instructions and illustrations. Finding the perfect stitch for your next sewing project is easy thanks to this comprehensive embroidery guide.
Embroidery shows you that with just a few simple stitches, some basic materials and an idea or two, you can sew just about anything. High-quality photography, helpful captions and diagrams make the techniques achievable for beginners and provide an invaluable reference guide for experienced embroiderers.
Join the Embroidery Revolution
Although embroidery has been around for many years, this book will help you enjoy the craft in a fresh, fun and modern way. Whether you're already an expert, just starting out or looking for a new hobby at home, Embroidery gives you a detailed checklist of everything you’ll need to embark on your stitch journey.
Inside the pages of this illustrated guide from DK Books, you’ll find:
• Inspirational ideas and practical advice on stitches for embroidery, needlepoint and dressmaking.
• Step-by-step instructions and clear photographs showing you how to achieve more than 200 stitches.
• Everything you need to choose the right threads, needles and fabrics.
About the Author
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.