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The Stitch Bible

by Kate Haxell
Retail: $23.99   25% off
$18.11


This is the perfect reference guide for embroidery stitches and techniques. Add this comprehensive guide to your collection and you'll never be without the perfect stitch. Clear step-by-step, illustrated instructions lead you through each of the 225 stitches. Practice your technique on the skill-graded projects.

Techniques: embroidery and general sewing

17 projects - 225 stitches – 176 color pgs. Item No. 45676


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I get excited when I find a new reference book to add to my quilting library! The Stitch Bible by Kate Haxell is a unique resource for all things related to hand embroidery and stitching. The author’s goal was to compile a comprehensive stitch reference book with easy, contemporary projects. She honed her hand stitching skills at the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace in Surrey, UK. The book provides basic essential information and professional hints for preparing fabric, choosing supplies, transferring designs, using a frame, and five ways to finish stitching without knots or loose ends on the back.

All 225 stitches and techniques have clear instructions and illustrations. The stitches for free embroidery and canvaswork (needlepoint) were the most familiar. I was fascinated with the sections on hardanger, blackwork, crewelwork, goldwork, pulled thread, and drawn thread techniques. Each method is accompanied by instructions for two projects: one simple project to get started and a second to practice multiple stitches. The small projects, which include a drawstring bag, eyeglass carrier, cell phone case, apron, towel, sleep mask, clutch purse, and two pillows, require minimal sewing skills and are perfect for gifts. The lovely stitched designs could be added to a quilted project or be framed as art. The Stitch Bible will instruct and inspire regardless of skill level. I want to try my hand at crewelwork and make the adorable winking sleep mask!


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