The Needlecraft Book

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Dorling Kindersley Limited, Sep 1, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 400 pages
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This is the only needlecraft bible that covers everything you need to know

The Needlecraft Book has more than 450 step-by-steps that demonstrate the key techniques of knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlepoint, patchwork, appliqu , and quilting with detailed photography and plenty of instructions.

It demonstrates how to use the latest equipment and craft material and demystifies the terminology of needlecraft and patterns; as well as giving readers the confidence to master basic skills and progress to more challenging techniques.

Tapping into the ever growing crafting trend, and packed with handy galleries of more than 160 popular stitches and patterns, The Needlecraft Book is perfect for every budding crafter.

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About the author (2010)

David Dyergrew up in a coastal town in NSW, Australia, and graduated as dux of his high school in 1984. After commencing a degree in medicine and surgery at the University of Sydney, he soon decided it was not for him.

David went on to train as a ship's officer at the Australian Maritime College, travelling Australia and the world in a wide range of merchant ships. He graduated from the college with distinction and was awarded a number of prizes, including the Company of Master Mariners Award for highest overall achievement in the course. He then returned to the University of Sydney to complete a combined degree in Arts and Law. David was awarded the Frank Albert Prize for first place in Music I, High Distinctions in all English courses and First Class Honours in Law. From the mid-1990s until early 2000s David worked as a litigation lawyer in Sydney, and then in London at a legal practice whose parent firm represented the Titanic's owners back in 1912. In 2002 David returned to Australia and obtained a Diploma in Education from the University of New England, and commenced teaching English at Kambala, a school for girls in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

David has had a life-long obsession with the Titanic and has become an expert on the subject. In 2009 he was awarded a Commonwealth Government scholarship to write The Midni

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