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Crewel Embroidery A Practical Guide by Shelagh Amor
  

Crewel Embroidery A Practical Guide

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Crewel Embroidery A Practical Guide by Shelagh Amor

The aim of this book is to give confidence to the novice embroiderer and to provide a design source for the more experienced embroiderer. As with all embroidery techniques, the working of crewel embroidery is meant to be an enjoyable pursuit. It is adaptable to a wide range of purposes such as fashion items, soft furnishings and wall hangings. This book demonstrates how surface stitches are used in crewel work and explains some rules which will help the embroiderer to achieve the best results.

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This large paperback will help anyone new to this style of embroidery to get started and develop the correct method of approach. There are sections on equipment, transferring designs, use of frames and colour. Many beginners find the latter difficult; this author is very supportive. There is a gradual progression in the designs, with clear instructions on where to begin and which stitch to use. A fool-proof method for using a scroll pattern is explained in simple steps and with clear diagrams. Pages of patterns for creating your own design are included. A hand drawn stitch glossary is near the back. An explanation of how to block completed pieces means they will not languish at the back of your cupboards. The author has an understanding of nervous stitchers by gently taking them through the stages to produce pleasing finished results. All embroiders can benefit from this book; although it was published a few years ago it is worth including in your personal collection.-Megonline.co.uk


About the Author

Shelagh Amor grew up in England, where she pursued a career in accounting before marrying and settling in Australia. Although she had taken up a needle at an early age, it wasn't until after the birth of her second child that she discovered the Embroiderers' Guild and, through it, the many facets of the art of embroidery. For Shelagh, embroidery became a passion, first patchwork then counted thread techniques - canvaswork, pulled thread, Hardanger,and blackwork - and with time she developed skills in crewel embroidery. Shelagh currently teaches crewel embroidery at all levels, both in the classroom and by correspondence.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2008

Author

Shelagh Amor

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Publisher

Sally Milner Publishing Pty Ltd

Format

Paperback
112 pages

Categories

Embroidery crafts

ISBN

9781863513890

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