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Needlework : hand & machine embroidery
Farrell, Jacqueline.
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Publication Information:
London : Hamlyn, 1998.
Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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TT770 .F37 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Apply freestyle hand stitching, hardanger, cutwork, hand and machine applique, and other embroidery techniques to everyday objects, including clothing and soft furnishings. Interpretations of flowers in stitches adorn a summer hat, a shot-velvet stole, and brooches. City images and architecture are the themes used on a window covering, hair clasps, and a cushion. Nautical designs grace a tablecloth, greeting cards, and a wrap. Global and ethnic influences find their way onto all evening bag, a vest, and a cushion. And food motifs brighten a sampler, shelf edging, and a tablecloth. Techniques, materials, and equipment, including information on transferring motifs and templates from the book to fabric, are treated in separate chapters. Color galleries introducing each of the themes can lie used is inspiration for your own designs. There's plenty here to stretch and challenge the skills of novice and experienced embroiderers alike.

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Booklist Review

Five major themes--flowers and gardens, city and architecture, sea and sky, global and ethnic, and food--are introduced by way of a collage of color photographs, then repeated in three different projects. Global and ethnic themes are captured in an Indian evening bag with fake shisha mirrors, a Chinese joss paper waistcoat, and a native heart needlepointlike cushion. Each is described with impeccable detail, including not only instructions for the stitchery but also for constructing the actual object. Information about techniques, materials, and equipment follow. --Barbara Jacobs