A Rainbow of Stitches

A Rainbow of Stitches

Embroidery and Cross-stitch Basics Plus More Than 1,000 Motifs and 80 Project Ideas

Book - 2009
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Random House, Inc.
A Rainbow of Stitches is a how-to-stitch guide, a project idea book, and an encyclopedia of motifs, all in one go-to reference. Begin by choosing a motif from this extensive collection, which ranges from elegant alphabets to 1970s-inspired flowers and leaves, from sweet fairies to vintage-chic ladies in classic Dior dresses. The "Get Stitching" section gives you the basics you need to get started, along with an illustrated how-to of the simple stitches that are used to create all of the motifs. Each of the following sections, which are arranged by color–fresh greens, pretty pinks, timeless blues, rich reds, and elegant white and taupe–presents ideas for embroidering motifs in single colors, showing how much can be achieved with just one color of embroidery floss on a plain background. Includes more than eighty beautifully photographed, inspiring ideas for stitched embellishment, from wearables and personal accessories to a variety of decorative items for every room in your home.

Baker & Taylor
A single volume including a how-to stitch guide, project ideas and an encyclopedia of motifs--including charming flourishes, monograms and more--is designed for embroiderers of all skill levels, with plenty of colorful inspirations augmented by 900 full-color illustrations. Original.

Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780823014781
Branch Call Number: 746.44 R134
Characteristics: 240 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Delage-Calvet, Agnès
Alternative Title: Stitches


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Aug 18, 2011

Went out and bought this book after borrowing it from the library. Lots of great project ideas and embroidery/cross stitch patterns that are fun and funky.

mamaonthego Mar 07, 2011

lots of fun and funky patterns and motifs.


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