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The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Here is the ultimate reference for all styles of artistic hand stitching! No matter what design style you favor, this book gives you the tools to express yourself with needle and thread. Detailed technique instructions with clear charts and photos teach hundreds of stitches for embellishing clothes, gifts, accessories, or home decor. Simple projects let you try your hand a ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Creative Publishing int'l
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Anne
Aug 28, 2015 Anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone looking to start any type of needlework!
This book is an EXCELLENT compilation of the most popular techniques in needlework. Divided in 6 sections, it features all the basics you need to know for creative embroidery, crewel embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery, bead embroidery, cross-stitch and needlepoint. I am seriously considering buying this book so I can have all the main techniques in one place. The colour illustrations were really helpful, and very well explained. The only thing was that the pages were pretty packed and sometimes ...more
Marie Segares
(Full disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Creative Publishing International to review on my blog.)

About once a year, I decide that I'm going to take up embroidery again. This is usually triggered by seeing a super cute image on someone's blog, or the discovery of a masterpiece in the closet by my grandmother or MC's mother. Then, I try embroidering for a few hours and realize that I don't have the patience (or the eyesight) for needlework. It was in this vein that I requested
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Bunny
Apr 29, 2012 Bunny rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-12
I cannot sew. No, seriously. Even my whip stitch is bad, and that's basically the easiest thing you can do.

But this book desperately makes me want to try my hand at embroidery, and cross stitch. Seeing the steps, seeing how truly simple they are, but how complex it looks.

Wah. I hate being craftily impaired.
Erin
Jul 31, 2014 Erin rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
Excellent photos and clear instructions can teach the absolute novice to work needlework! My only criticism is that the few projects that are in the book I do not find very appealing. Pick this book up to work for a project you already have in mind.
Hannah Jane
Jul 08, 2016 Hannah Jane rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crafts, 700s
* detailed and easy-to-follow instructions * there's a little bit of everything here - embroidery basics, ribbon embroidery, and even sections on sequins and beads!
Choopie
Aug 27, 2014 Choopie rated it it was amazing
Very helpful for the TOTAL beginner.
Teresa
Feb 01, 2016 Teresa rated it it was amazing
great visuals
Bethany Anne
Jan 27, 2017 Bethany Anne rated it really liked it
Very helpful book. There were notions mentioned that I had never even thought of before that definitely made needlework easier for me.
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Apr 22, 2014 Mckinley rated it really liked it
Reference to types and stitches.
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