A Rainbow of Stitches
Embroidery and Cross-stitch Basics Plus More Than 1,000 Motifs and 80 Project IdeasBook - 2009
A Rainbow of Stitches is a how-to-stitch guide, a project idea book, and an encyclopedia of motifs, all in one go-to reference. Begin by choosing a motif from this extensive collection, which ranges from elegant alphabets to 1970s-inspired flowers and leaves, from sweet fairies to vintage-chic ladies in classic Dior dresses. The "Get Stitching" section gives you the basics you need to get started, along with an illustrated how-to of the simple stitches that are used to create all of the motifs. Each of the following sections, which are arranged by color--fresh greens, pretty pinks, timeless blues, rich reds, and elegant white and taupe--presents ideas for embroidering motifs in single colors, showing how much can be achieved with just one color of embroidery floss on a plain background. Includes more than eighty beautifully photographed, inspiring ideas for stitched embellishment, from wearables and personal accessories to a variety of decorative items for every room in your home.
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 240 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Stitches