For the last day of our Party...celebrating our 500 Followers...we have a Stupendous Book!
Stitch-opedia..claims right on the front cover to be "the only embroidery reference you'll ever need". And, I think that they might be right! Certainly it is a good beginning!
The book is spiral bound...love that!
The book includes sections on materiels and equipment, techniques, mounting and framing, designing...AND covers a multitude of embroidery...stumpwork, blackwork, crewel work, canvas work, hardanger, pulled work, and even a little freestyling!
"There is nothing as beautiful as a wonderfully-worked embroidery design,
either used to adorn clothing or as an embellishment on a home
accessory. Now a new generation is rediscovering the pleasures of the
centuries-old craft. Written for beginners and experts alike, Stitch-Opedia
describes in detail hundreds of embroidery stitches. Each stitch is
grouped into sections that include: canvas work, crewel work, hardanger,
pulled work, stumpwork and much more. Each stitch includes close-up,
detailed color photographs, a full-color working diagram, and accurate
written instructions. An extremely helpful alphabetical listing with
close-up thumbnail photographs appears later in the book allowing the
user to cross-reference each stitch. With sections on materials and
equipment, basic techniques, and a collection of motifs that can be
either copied or transferred to fabric, this beautifully-designed,
full-color book is sure to attract newcomers and experts alike with its
combination of convenience and creative encouragement." So...what are you waiting for...Go leave a comment to enter the drawing!
And check back tomorrow...to see who the winners are for our five days of give-a-ways!