Want to learn more stitches? The 2nd Edition of this classic from Sarah's Hand Embroidery will take you through a treasure trove of stitches that you never knew existed. Learn 306 hand embroidery stitches through step-by-step photographic illustrations with tips, techniques, projects, and patterns. ❤️ Yes, this is a photo-intensive embroidery book with 2500 photographic images in 600 pages!
Sarah's Hand Embroidery book is a perfect guide to different stitches for traditional and modern hand embroidery, and crafting projects—whether you are a beginner or an advanced learner. It has a Picture Dictionary of 306 stitches, including cross-stitching and needlepoint stitches. All the stitches are categorized into different stitch families for quick referral and learning. Each and every stitch is explained step-by-step with clear photographs, along with information on the difficulty level, the uses, and alternate names.
If you are an absolute beginner, there is an entire section with tips and techniques on how to handle needles, threads, fabric, hoops, and other tools, making it an ideal reference guide. This book also gives interesting information on traditional embroidery forms, and the origin and history of certain stitches, which can inspire learners of all levels to explore more.
You don’t have to worry about how to practice all these stitches—this book has a section on printable patterns and projects for that!
Sarah’s Hand Embroidery book includes:
• 306 hand embroidery stitches with step-by-step photographic illustrations
• A categorized picture dictionary with 20 Stitch Families for easy selection
• Helpful tips for better stitch experience
• Good practices and common mistakes
• All about hand embroidery tools and supplies
• Drawing, tracing, and transferring patterns
• Hooping the fabric, separating the floss, and threading the needle
• Multiple methods for starting and finishing a stitch
• Color wheel and guide for picking colors
• Printable patterns, with stitch guides and ideas
• Sample embroidery for each stitch family
• History and maps of traditional embroidery styles
This book in numbers:
306 Stitches | 600 Pages | 2500 Photographs | 20 Stitch Families