Needleweaving and Embroidery: Embellished Treasures
The latest book from this author features designs
which combine surface embroidery and needleweaving on drawn thread. The
result is a stunning collection of projects showcasing traditional techniques,
both basic and advanced, worked with innovative stitch embellishments
and colour combinations.
This veteran of counted thread work gives plenty of sensible and encouraging
advice to get you started, while the clear layout with its ample diagrams
and photographs instils a feeling of confidence.
The sections with comprehensive instructions on the essential elements
and techniques are followed by a series of projects. Hemstitching, surface
embroidery and tassels complement the drawn and woven threads on purses,
bookmarks and other items which are 'beautiful and useful, to keep or
give as special gifts'.
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This article was published on Wednesday 28 September, 2005.