The Embroidery Handbook: All the Stitches You Need to Know to Create Gorgeous Designs

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Master 15 Key Stitches for Incredible Embroidered Art

Making beautiful embroidered designs is easy with this invaluable guide--you won't believe what you can create with just 15 stitches! Embroidery expert Dhara Shah provides you with simple-to-follow tutorials and step-by-step photographs to help you get the hang of each one, no matter your skill level. Then, you can put your proficiency to the test with her 20 exciting patterns that are as achievable as they are striking!

 

Learn the secret to navigating sharp edges with the running stitch in the Ocean Waves project, or perfect your French knots to add amazing texture with the Sprinkles on My Donut project. Move on to the multi-stitch patterns, where you'll practice techniques like filling spaces with the satin stitch and embroidering letters to personalize your projects. Then go beyond the hoop and learn to embroider clothes and homeware with patterns like the Springing It Table Runner and the Woodsy Toadstool Sweater.

 

Bring a personal touch to a child's nursery with the Pretty in Pastel Rainbow hoop customized with their name. Or gift your friends and family handmade Christmas ornaments to hang on their trees. Whether you are just embarking on your embroidery adventure or you already have some experience under the belt, this will be your go-to guide for one-of-a-kind projects.

 

"A delightful collection of beautiful and approachable embroidery projects! From decor to clothing to housewares, there's a pattern for all of your embroidery desires." -Meghan Thompson, author of Whimsical Felt Embroidery and creator of Olive & Fox

 

"If you want to learn to embroider, do not hesitate to follow Dhara's advice and embroider her beautiful designs." -Marie Suarez, author of The Art of Punch Needle Embroidery

 

"Easy to follow and bursting with an array of colorful patterns, this guide is perfect for those looking to create beautiful embroidered pieces of their own. Each pattern will inspire beginners and experienced stitchers alike." -Louise Newton, creator of @loustitches

 

"These projects are beginner- friendly and designed to give you the courage and confidence to turn your love for embroidery into works of art. I highly recommend this book to anyone starting out with embroidery." -Ashrifa Anwer, creator of Crafty Dreams by Ash

 

Dhara Shah is an embroidery artist and owner of the popular Etsy shop ChainStitchStore. Her patterns have been published in craft magazines all over the world, and she has collaborated with renowned brands like DMC. She lives with her family in Poland.


Macmillan

Pub Date:  December 14, 2021

0.6" H x 8.9" L x 7.7" W

192 pages

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