Dorling Kindersley, Ltd., London, UK
This book is an essential practical and inspirational guide to modern needlework to choosing and working with over 200 classic stitches. It contains: More than 200 decorative and practical stitches – fully illustrated and clearly explained. Packed with decorative and practical stitches for use in embroidery, needlepoint, dressmaking and other needlework. Each stitch features step-by-step instructions, annotated working photographs, advice on thread, needles and fabrics, plus a skill rating. Includes a stunning photographic gallery, showing samples of finished stitches in close-up for instant comparison and selection – perfect for quick reference. Covers every stage of producing a piece of stitch work, from the equipment and materials required to make the perfect stitch. This publication is invaluable for beginners, and full of ideas for the accomplished stitcher.