Stitch-opedia

Stitch-opedia

The Only Embroidery Reference You'll Ever Need

Book - 2009 | 1st U.S. ed
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There is nothing as beautiful as a wonderfully-worked embroidery design, either used to adorn clothing or as an embellishment on a home accessory. Now a new generation is rediscovering the pleasures of the centuries-old craft. Written for beginners and experts alike, Stitch-Opedia describes in detail hundreds of embroidery stitches. Each stitch is grouped into sections that include: canvas work, crewel work, hardanger, pulled work, stumpwork and much more. Each stitch includes close-up, detailed color photographs, a full-color working diagram, and accurate written instructions. An extremely helpful alphabetical listing with close-up thumbnail photographs appears later in the book allowing the user to cross-reference each stitch.
With sections on materials and equipment, basic techniques, and a collection of motifs that can be either copied or transferred to fabric, this beautifully-designed, full-color book is sure to attract newcomers and experts alike with its combination of convenience and creative encouragement.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, c2009
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312611590
Branch Call Number: 746.44042 KEN 2009
Characteristics: 224 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm

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chriscoleman
Dec 06, 2016

This is another poorly designed embroidery book. There are lots of stitches but they are poorly described with one-step tiny thumbnail photos. Most of the book is artwork and ugly projects. One of the worst books on embroidery. Although the cover makes it look hip, it's not.

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MakeAllTheThings
Nov 02, 2014

Reasonably good as a stitch reference, but a poor source of projects. (Most here are remarkably ugly.) Occasional instances of sexist/culturally inappropriate language, oddly enough. Perhaps this title incorporates some older content?

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BasBar1550
Aug 10, 2013

Lots of stitches, but the instructions give some diagrams without one of the finished stitch.

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kfelsen5
Apr 30, 2013

I did not find this book to be very interesting and for a Stitch o pedia - it better live up to it's name. :(

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yl
Jun 27, 2010

I'm looking at this book, and I would have preferred the book hadn't been published in the coil-bound method as this causes the pages near the spine to be damaged over (heavy or) continuous use.

Otherwise, I find the format of the content to be good, although I'm not a heavy crafter.

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