Embroidery Basics: A NeedleKnowledge Book by Cheryl Fall

By Cheryl Fall

Embroidery fundamentals: A Needle wisdom booklet
How to take advantage of a number of embroidery threads and easy stitches to create appealing embroidered tasks.
17 initiatives in a wide selection of easy-to-learn thoughts, with colour styles, together with designs for towels, napkins, pillowcases, handbags, cushions, capsule covers, embellishes, and samplers
Guidelines and colour illustrations for gaining knowledge of forty two stitches
For newbie and intermediate degrees

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Long Arm Cross Stitch Long arm cross stitch is used to make borders and rows and can be worked as a counted stitch, or by carefully spacing the stitches in a surface embroidery project. The first part of the stitch is worked the double width of a single cross stitch, while the second part of the stitch is worked over a single width. Upright Cross Stitch Upright cross stitches are worked with a vertical straight stitch crossed by a horizontal straight stitch and can be worked on surface embroidery or counted-thread projects.

Trace the design onto the center of the fabric using the same pen. 2. Using three strands of the 6-strand embroidery floss, work the design, referring to the sampler color key. The stems, tendrils, and alphabet are worked in stem stitch, flowers in lazy daisy, and flower centers and accent dots in French knots. 3. Wash the piece to remove the markings and frame the sampler, referring to the framing directions on page 101. Needle Case MATERIALS 1/3 yard ecru plainweave fabric and leftover threads from the samplerAcid-free press boardScrap of wool felt1 yard of narrow corded trimDIRECTIONS 1.

Use novelty, metallic, or holographic embroidery threads to add a sparkling element to your creations. These threads come in a variety of materials and weights, including multicolored, twisted fibers in narrow or chunky weights, a single narrow filament, or flat ribbon. Novelty threads can be used to add unique effects to a project, including glow-in-the-dark properties, a pearlized luster, or a dazzling sheen to the stitching in a design. These threads can be used alone in a project or combined with other threads in your needle as a blending filament.

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