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This richly illustrated reference guide from embroidery expert Christen Brown covers everything you need to make beautiful magic with needle and thread. Learn to sew traditional and silk ribbon embroidery, make raised stitches, and embellish with beads, charms, buttons, and mirrors. Christen shows you how to combine and place stitches to enhance a finished piece and how toThis richly illustrated reference guide from embroidery expert Christen Brown covers everything you need to make beautiful magic with needle and thread. Learn to sew traditional and silk ribbon embroidery, make raised stitches, and embellish with beads, charms, buttons, and mirrors. Christen shows you how to combine and place stitches to enhance a finished piece and how to work with embroidery threads, ribbons, fabrics, laces, beads, buttons, and other embellishments. . Step-by-step photo instructions show exactly how to sew 85 different stitches . Includes 8 complete embroidery projects to stitch and embellish . The essential embroidery reference for everyone from beginners to experts...

Title : Embroidered & Embellished: 85 Stitches Using Thread, Floss, Ribbon, Beads & More Step-By-Step Visual Guide
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ISBN : 9781607056638
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 160 Pages
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Embroidered & Embellished: 85 Stitches Using Thread, Floss, Ribbon, Beads & More Step-By-Step Visual Guide Reviews

  • Anne
    2018-10-26 18:15

    Not my style of embroidery; too many colours, textures and embellishments at once. I prefer either traditional work, or a more airy and less abstract approach. Also, this is one of those books that doesn't use and embroidery hoop for the stitching, and recommend sewing a piece of muslin (or other fabric) to the fabric you are embroidering on. It also says to the knot the thread to begin and end embroidery, but I don't think that method is right. Nearly all the others books I've consulted clearly state never to start embroidery that way. Not a book for beginners.

  • Miss J Kirk
    2018-10-23 16:59

    Excellent tutorialI bought this booking hoping to find lots of patterns. This was not the case however I found so many stitches I've never used before also there is full picture tutorials, which made it very easy to learn. I recommend this book if you need advise and tutorial.

  • Megalion
    2018-11-08 21:18

    I'm blown away. In a very compact book, everything you needed to know to recreate most embroidery designs you've ever seen and coveted is here. Its organized well but dense with an efficient economy of words that skimming is not recommended. I'm very guilty of this as I find many instruction books to be overly and annoyingly verbose. I think the categorization of stitches into 4 basic groups was a very smart choice. Thru are: traditional, silk ribbon, raised & textured, and bead. Each stitch is accompanied by multiple photos with markings to show precisely where to place the needle. At the end of each section are larger projects that guarantee an initial overwhelming feeling that you can't do that but then you see the corresponding outlined version with letter codes and a legend that lists the stitches used in that element. For me, it made it easier to look back at the overall (gorgeous) work and drill down my focus to see how each element was created and recognized that I just learned how to do each part of it. I've been a life long artist of the "thread" but embroidery is an area I've not touched yet. So perhaps it skews my perception of the detailed tutorial for each stitch being suitable for most any level. If you're able to perform the hand eye coordination of poking a needle up through the wrong side of a fabric in the desired place you want it, you can do everything in this book. Some may require practice. French knots were something I remember needing to do. Maintaining tension is another but there's a good number of stitches in the book that are very forgiving of that. This book doesn't attempt to teach you design or putting together very small bits of embroidery that can be used as brooches or other small things but it teaches the basics and gives some good awe inspiring projects to start with. I'm more than satisfied with it. A valuable addition to any needle artisan or one who wants to learn the art. Note: the book does assume you have basic sewing skills and understanding for assembling your embroidered piece into the finished object. It cites the pattern, materials and fabrics used and basic pattern but does not teach that part. The one "flaw" for me. I would have preferred that the Anemone Purse be one of the projects at the end of the bead section. Instead, its a part of the gallery at the end of the book. But because its pictured in the cover (upper left), I feel that it really should have been a project. One thing I don't like about these books is when you're drawn in by the flashy, intricate pieces shown on cover or back or other prominent place but is never at least deconstructed to show you how to make it. Instead you must attempt to figure it out yourself. As my copy is an ebook, the gallery picture is almost too small to make out the elements. I have to squint. I'm confident that my experience will help me recreate or use as a basis for my own design but for the more novice user, I think it is a flaw of the book. Not one that affects my rating and appreciation but one I want to note in case that is the project that inspires purchase of the book! Im more likely to use the bead & textured sections anyways.

  • Jonquil
    2018-11-17 00:17

    Exactly what it claims to be: instructions for replicating 85 embroidery stitches. The stitches are created using a variety of embroidery raw materials: thread/yarn/floss, ribbon, or beads/buttons. The large color photos are inspiring (or intimidating)and show the completed version of several ambitious projects. The step-by-step instructions for creating the stitches are clear and easy to follow and each step is illustrated in a small, clear photo. The projects are broken down into manageable stages: sew the fabrics to create a background, add lace or netting, add your stitches, beading, ribbon, couching, etc. Then finish by joining the embroidered fabric to other pieces of fabric to create a wall hanging, pillow, purse, etc. The book is detailed enough for a confident beginner to complete a project and beautiful enough to coax an experienced embroiderer to dream and dig out that abandoned hoop.

  • Mckinley
    2018-11-07 20:54

    Starts with brief background and explanation of 4 types (traditional, silk, raised and textured and beaded). Shows stitches and how to create them; lots of photos show each step in stitch. Very basic. That said, I didn't like the actual projects she showed.

  • Booklover
    2018-10-25 00:55

    Want to buy.

  • Tena
    2018-10-18 00:57

    No starsThis book is completely useless. The photos do not load, and I paid actual money for it. Rip off!!! I want my money back.