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Mastering the Art of Embroidery: Tutorials, Techniques, and Modern Applications

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Embroidery is back in a big way! This comprehensive guide covers everything readers need to know with 30 illustrated, step-by-step tutorials for all the essential techniques, plus a section on digital and free-motion machine embroidery. More than 500 color images showcase a range of contemporary applications alongside inspiring artist profiles, a dictionary of embroidery s ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Chronicle Books
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Barbara
Jan 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Gorgeous details.
Extremely thorough instructions.
I had no idea there was this huge volume of information to learn about embroidery.
Tessa
Jan 02, 2020 rated it liked it
I want to teach myself to embroider this year. This book is a strong overview, but not necessarily something I can use as a teaching book. It lacks pictures and it almost tries to do too much. I think this would be a good reference tool though.
Lin
Sep 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: any stitcher
This is a comprehensive book of stitches. I very much enjoyed reading this book.
There are instructions on creating each particular stitch and step-by-step diagrams. I wish there were also photographs of the final result. They wouldn't have to be all that big, but I believe the book would be of greater value, especially to those unfamiliar with the stitch. There are quite a few photos throughout the book, of worked pieces and (finally!) modern designs. They serve to inspire and do it well but, a
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Lorri
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was ok
This is the third book I borrowed whose author has studied at the Royal School of Needlework. I found this disappointing because of it's size and it's attempt to present everything. In the end it was a superficial glance at embroidery in all it's facets. My preference is the series of Essential Stitch Guides by the RSN itself. Smaller, more detailed and something I would definitely use. ...more
Judi
Chapters on various embroidery techniques and examples. Also covers some other needlework techniques like needlelace, quilting and smocking. A nice reference but it would be more complete with patterns to practice.
Andrea McDowell
Mar 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
A gorgeous book covering any kind of embroidery you can imagine, with tutorials and beautiful pictures of work from textile artists around the world. I've been embroidering for over 20 years, and there's a lot of new stuff in here for me. The hard part is going to be deciding which to try first. ...more
Haylee
Jul 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful examples and easy-to-follow examples of embroidery techniques.
Rachel
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Incredible examples.
Comprehensive, a resource guide
Amy
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crafty
I liked this book so much that I'm going to buy it (checked it out from my library first). I loved the illustrations, and the tips, tricks, and stitches shown! ...more
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