A structured foundation course for needlepoint, this text is an introduction for the beginner and a source of ideas for the more accomplished. The main thrust is how to work the stitches successfully and how to use them to the best effect.
From working the basic stitches successfully to using them to the greatest effect, this comprehensive foundation course shows you how to become an accomplished artisan with the needle. Master the four elementary stitches -- the continental tent, basketweave, cross stitch, and straight stitch -- while you complete six starting projects. Make a pretty flower needlecase or a William Morris-style Pincushion; a Flower and Fish Pincushion Chair Seat; a Carnation Repeat-Patterned Glasses Case: a 5 Elephants Pencil Box Lid; and a Maple Leaf cushion Panel. Graduate to advanced stitching techniques like crewel wool shading, decorative stitches, petit point, tramming, beadwork and waste canvas. Use them to create a picture frame, a lug with decorative panels, and a Victorian car along with a seat cover, cushion panel, cushion, and sewing box lid. Once you have these techniques down pat, experiment and really use your creativity. Try new ideas, or enhance the designs of others. Play with contrasts in color and texture. Then go to the next logical step: designing your own stylish needlepoint that will be the envy of your fellow needlepointers. By the time you've finished this complete course, you'll feel like the very best professionals -- and have the skills to prove it.
Author: Sandra Hardy
Condition: Very good condition. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far.
Length: 152 pages
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications
Publication Date: January 1, 1998
Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 11.3
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