I'm a great lover of beads, but I had never picked up an embroidery needle in my life. I really needed a book to tell me what was what, and this was it! This is a great book for beginners as all stitches and projects detailed are either easy or intermediate level.
This is a spiral bound book tucked inside of a hard cover so it will lay flat for reference purposes but still sit nicely on your shelf. It is a pleasant compact size, great for tucking into a small bag or container to take on the go. All pictures and diagrams are in full color.
The first 35 pages provide an "At a Glance" guide to 215 different needlepoint stitches, counted thread and crazy quilt stitches, freeform embroidery, smocking and ribbonwork stitches as well as various types of fringes. Each picture has a side by side showing the regular stitch and the stitch with beads!
There is a short chapter that deals with tools and materials, followed by a lengthy section on how to perform each one of the above mentioned 215 stitches. There are detailed diagrams and instructions for each one. This is definitely the BEST part of the book and completely invaluable!
The final (and weakest, in my opinion) section has a variety of projects to make with instructions and material lists for each. There is a short gallery of artists' beadwork which I personally did not find very inspiring, but gives you some new ideas all the same. At the end is a list of suppliers and other books to reference.
I love this book on the whole! It's a fabulously put together reference guide and pleasantly presented. It will be indispensible for years to come!
- 版本： Kindle电子书
- 文件大小： 7993 KB
- 纸书页数： 258
- > ISBN： 0873498887
- 出版社: Krause Publications (2005年12月10日)
- 语种： 英语
- ASIN: B005064LT0
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- 用户评分: 36 买家评级
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