A Rainbow of Stitches

A Rainbow of Stitches

Embroidery and Cross-stitch Basics Plus More Than 1,000 Motifs and 80 Project Ideas

Book - 2009
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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
ISBN: 9780823014781
0823014789
Characteristics: 240 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Lucano, Fred
Delage-Calvet, Agnès
Alternative Title: Stitches

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lil_yellowducky
Aug 18, 2011

Went out and bought this book after borrowing it from the library. Lots of great project ideas and embroidery/cross stitch patterns that are fun and funky.

mamaonthego Mar 07, 2011

lots of fun and funky patterns and motifs.

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