Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Needlework

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Readers Digest, 1979 - Fancy work - 504 pages
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Featuring information on embroidery, needlepoint, applique, quilting, and more, The Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Needlework teaches thrrough new methods, crystal clear instructions and photographs, the correct techniques for virtually all types of needlecrafts. 2,600 photographs.
 

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I feel this book is exceptional by the rave reviews it has gotten. I have tried to read sections of the book but I was having trouble seeing the words. The words were some what blurry and definitely to SMALL. I'm sorry for being so negative but I feel that us older folk would be more happier in reviewing the book. Sincerely Yours, midnightsun 

Contents

Embroidery tools and supplies Yarns and threads fabrics 10 Hoops and frames needles accessones
8
Designing for embroidery
12
Choosing colors
13
Enlarging and reducing designs
14
General embroidery techniques Cutting and binding edges Transferring designs
16
Using an embroidery hoop
18
Yarn preparation threading
19
Working tips
20
Openworkpulled threadwork Working pulled threadwork
74
Typical pulled thread patterns
75
Openworkdrawn Ihreadwork Hemstitching 80 Grouping variations Knotting variations 81 Lacing variations 82 Handling drawn corners 84 Needlew...
78
OpenworkHardanger
86
Kloster blocks Working a motif
87
Covered bars Filling stitches
88
Openworkcutwork
90
Basic procedure Making a cutwork piece
91

Embroidery stitches Selecting stitches charting
21
Backstitches
22
Blanket stitches
25
Cham stitches
28
Couching
32
Cross stitches
37
Featherstitches
41
Filling stitches
45
Running stitches
46
Satin stitches
48
Weaving stitches
51
Finishing embroidered pieces Cleaning and pressing
54
Blocking
55
Blackwork embroidery
56
Blackwork stitches 58 Typical blackwork patterns
57
Creating your own pattern
63
Working blackwork
64
Cross stitch embroidery Forming the basic cross stitch
66
Cross stitch guides and grids
67
Cross stitch on gingham
68
Assisi embroidery
69
Huck embroidery
70
Four basic huck motifs
71
Basic stitch movements Working huck embroidery
72
Smocking Fabrics and grids
92
Adding smocking to a garment
93
English smocking Smocking stitches
94
Machine embroidery Straight stitching
98
Zigzag stitching Decorative stitch patterns
99
Freemotion embroidery
100
Machine hemstitching
101
Machine cutwork Machine smocking
102
Monogrammingmachine embroidery
103
Crewel picture
104
Place mat and napkin pulled thread embroidery
106
Table runnerhuck embroidery
107
Cutwork embroidery on caftan
108
Cross stitch for a child s dress
109
Corded pillowblackwork
110
Patchwork
193
Patchwork basics
207
Quilting
230
Mans patchwork vest
262
Quilted evening
268
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