Books on Needlework
In her book, Hand Embroidery Basics; Learn How to Hand Embroidery Basic Stitches and Techniques, Florence Schultz teaches you how to embroider. This book is geared toward absolute beginners and teaches you all about embroidery floss and embroidery equipment, basic stitches and techniques, to a quick tutorial on counted cross stitch. Florence uses easy to understand instructions and step by step illustrations to teach you the basics of hand embroidery.Surface, or hand, embroidery is a time honored craft. It has its roots in the ancient world and has been used for many centuries to embellish garments, religious vestments, home d#65533;cor, and many other projects. In this book you well learn all the basic embroidery stitches.* Running Stitch* Straight Stitch* Outline or Back Stitch* Split Stitch* French Knots* Satin Stitch* Raised Satin Stitch* Long and Short Stitch* Blanket Stitch* Lazy Daisy* Chain Stitch* Threaded Running StitchEach step is clearly explained and illustrated with large clear images. Florence's style is laid back and relaxed. She shares tips to help you begin your lifelong journey with embroidery. Next she teaches you the basics of cross stitch and gives you an overview of counted cross stitch. Florence explains how to start a counted cross stitch pattern and how to find the center of your pattern and cloth. She also gives you tips on how to start and stop without the use of knots. This book is an excellent resource to learn how to hand embroidery and even experienced embroidery artists will find her style refreshing. Be sure to get your copy today. If you've always wanted to learn the art of embroidery, but thought it was too complicated, this book is for you. With easy to understand instructions you will be taking needle to fabric in no time. Get your copy today!
Needlework - Practicality and Beauty
Example of tatted lace
Needlework, such as needlepoint, petit point, tatting, crocheting, embroidery have all been used over the centuries for decorative purposes as well as practical purposes. Lace made by tatting adorned ladies' dresses, men's shirt cuffs, pillow covers, bed linens, and table linens, and was very popular in the early 19th century. Needle lace, made with thread, a needle and scissors, began in Armenia as early as the pre-Christian era.
Example of petit point inserted in needlepoint background
Example of crewel embroidery