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by Gary Clarke
They’re called illusions because these easy, elegant designs look intricate—as if they took a lot of time and talent to create. The illustrated instructions cover various needlework styles, including satin stitch, couching, beading, cross-stitch, stumpwork, and appliqué. Choose from nursery rhymes, landscapes, still life, sea creatures, and exotic scenes. Special tips show ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by Sally Milner Publishing
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The art in this book is really nice, but I wouldn't make them as projects. The author says to think of it less as a "project" book & more as a design/technique book, and it does work better that way. I personally read it as an art exhibit with details about how the artist made his work. There were some good illustrations of different stitches in the beginning, but this is certainly a specialized style of embroidery (working on transparent organza & using both sides of the fabric to creat ...more