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A lucid, step-by-step guide to one of the loveliest forms of all needlework: cut-work embroidery. Foreword. Publisher’s Note. Introduction. 132 line drawings, 24 half-tones. Metric Conversion Chart. Bibliography.
Author : Carter Houck
ISBN : 0486243699
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 38.44 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
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101 authentic charted folk designs in a wide array of lovely representations with many suggestions for effective use. Designs can be easily used for needlepoint, cross-stitch, latch-hooking or any form of counted thread embroidery. Introduction. 2 color photos on covers.
It doesn't have to take months or years to make a quilt ― believe it or not, these patterns require only 24 hours or less! Whether you're an absolute beginner or an experienced quilter, these simple instructions for 20 projects offer everything you need to know from start to finish. You'll discover innovative, time-saving techniques that make fast work of cutting and sewing heirloom-quality quilts. Full-color photos illustrate directions for pinwheel layouts, zig zag arrangements, patchwork designs, and appliqué motifs. Create wall hangings, decorative throws, and traditional quilts of all sizes that will add charm to any room. This wealth of projects — many of which can be finished in just six hours—offers designs that look as if they took months to stitch. In addition to their keepsake value, the quilts make wonderful gifts for all occasions.
Practical tips on how to adapt easily to right-handed diagrams; tools and instructional materials; and how to hand sew, hand stitch, and deal with hooks and eyes, snaps, and hand-rolled hems; darn; and sew on feathers, sequins, and beads. The final section introduces basic tailoring hand stitches such as the buttonhole, chainstitch, and French tack. Nearly 100 illustrations.
Richly illustrated with photos, charts, and drawings, this guide features more than 100 patterns for children's and adults' sweaters, jackets, caps, mittens, stockings, and shawls. Includes suggestions for adaptations to individual tastes.