A-Z of Whitework: Book 1: Surface Embroidery - A-Z Embroidery Series (Spiral bound)
  • A-Z of Whitework: Book 1: Surface Embroidery - A-Z Embroidery Series (Spiral bound)

A-Z of Whitework: Book 1: Surface Embroidery - A-Z Embroidery Series (Spiral bound)

Spiral bound 128 Pages / Published: 08/06/2007
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The 15th book in the highly successful A-Z series.
The ultimate resource for beginning and experienced needlecrafters who want to discover the timeless appeal of whitework in its many forms.
Whitework is white on white embroidery where the texture of the stitchery, whether it be delicate or bold, creates the beauty and interest.
Over 1000 step-by-step photos illustrate the creation of this beautiful traditional white-on-white embroidery which has inspired needlecrafters for centuries.
Encompassing candlewicking, Mountmellick, cut work, applique, shadow work and net embroidery, this comprehensive guide in the proven A-Z format includes many useful tips and fascinating historical information.

Publisher: Country Bumpkin
ISBN: 9780975709498
Number of pages: 128
Dimensions: 228 x 218 x 16 mm


Aug/Sep 09

Whitework is a general term that encompasses a wide range of techniques which vary hugely, from the delicate stitches of Ayrshire work, which was traditionally worked on the finest cotton lawn, to the robust Mountmellick embroidery worked with thicker threads on cotton satin jean fabric. Some techniques are worked on the surface of the fabric, while in others some areas are cut away; the unifying characteristic is the use of white threads on white fabric. If you want to explore the use of white on white, this book offers a wide range of stitches and techniques, including Carrickmacross (often described as lace, but in fact a form of embroidery worked on a net ground), Hedebo (Danish whitework), candlewicking, shadow work - and of course, Ayrshire and Mountmellick. Information about the origins and history of each technique, suitable fabrics, threads and needles accompany the step-by-step stitch instructions.

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No. 82, Aug-Oct 07

The subtitle of this book, "Everything you ever wanted to know about whitework" aptly sums up what this volume is all about. Presented in a step-by-step format on easy-to-read spiral bound pages, there are lots of colour photographs at every stage. Any stitch you may need is illustrated in great detail and there are little tips scattered throughout to add interest. At the start of each section there is a history and illustrations covering an aspect of whitework varying from Ayrshire embroidery to Tambour embroidery with cutwork, shadow work, Mountmellick and more in between. A-Z of Whitework is the perfect book to get you started in one of the whitework techniques, with over 1000 photographs to guide you, you cannot go wrong!

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