The Complete Idiot's Guide to Needlework, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0786534184
  • ISBN-13: 9780786534180
  • DDC: 746.4
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 368 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2000 | Published/Released December 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2000

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This guide is for anyone who is interested in learning or re-learning the art of embroidery or needlepoint. Containing a history of needlecrafts, as well as an updated look at its uses for your home and wardrobe, it explains how to deal with such concepts as color, balance, scale, and texture, and how to incorporate your own personal syle. Everything you need to know about the art of embroidery, including needle and thread types, materials, stitch types, frames, techniques, enlarging or reducing designs, monogramming, and project ideas, is in this book.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents at a Glance.
1: Welcome to Needlecrafts.
2: An Ancient Craft with Modern Appeal.
3: Well-Designed Needle Art.
4: Embroidery Basics.
5: Tools of the Trade.
6: Technique Chic.
7: In Stitches.
8: Initially Speaking: The Art of Monogramming.
9: Advanced Embroidery.
10: Combining Stitches and Special Effects.
11: Designing Your Own Embroidery.
12: The Embroiderer's Finishing Touch.
13: An Easy Embroidery Project from Start to Finish.
14: Needlepoint Basics.
15: Needlepoint Tools of the Trade.
16: Needlepoint Tips and Tricks.
17: Just Point and Stitch.
18: Bargello Design.
19: Advanced Needlepoint.
20: Designing Your Own Needlepoint.
21: Adding Your Own Flair.
22: Finishing Your Needlepoint.
23: An Easy Needlepoint Project from Start to Finish.
24: Getting Crafty.
25: Beyond Needle and Thread.
26: More Than a Hobby.
Resources for Novice Needleworkers.
Supplies: A Local and Global Source Guide.