This isn't your grandmother's crewel, but a hip, contemporary update. These projects are easy, too, because crewel has no counting, no grids, and no cross-stitch--just beautiful free-form embroidery. A basics chapter explains how to do the different stitches, ranging from French knots to laid filling. Novices will swiftly move on to the 30 practice designs, all accompanied by easy instructions and diagrams, and a dozen projects. Make a card or keepsake scrapbook embellished with stitched motifs, colorful totes, table runners, and an elegant triptych.--From publisher description.This is a versatile aquot;drawingaquot; stitch, great for outlining designs. First, make a single Straight Stitch. Bring the needle up through the middle of your Straight Stitch at A, then go down at B (fig. 9). Come up at C, again aquot;splittingaquot; the stitch, and goanbsp;...
|Title||:||The New Crewel|
|Publisher||:||Lark Books - 2005|