Archive for the ‘book of stitches’ Category

35. Il Punto Antico by Maria Margheri Manetti

April 23, 2010

Il Punto Antico is mostly about pulledwork technique in florentine designs. The book discusses the stitches used in antique italian pulledwork and also features black and white photos of embroideries for inspiration.

You can read more about Maria Margheri Manetti and the stitches in this website.

You can read more about Il Punto Antico in in Jeanine´s blog, Italian Needlework. Jeanine Robertson also wrote articles on the technique.

Visit the Associazione Il Punto Antico´s website to view more of their publication.


32. Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork by Di Van Niekerk

April 23, 2010

Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork Di Van Niekerk

This book gives the instructions to finishing the design on the cover, which is called Flower Sampler  in her website.

Flower Sampler

Read more about this book in her website. ^_^

25. The Open Canvas by Carolyn Ambuter

February 18, 2010

This is an encyclopedia of more than 300 openwork stitches, from pulledwork to hardanger to reticello and needleweaving.

The Open Canvas

It is also a simple project book, where several samplers are shown to complete.

Needleweaving sampler

If you are like me, you would rather make your own design to improve your designing skills.

pulledwork sampler

15. A Pageant of Pattern for Needlepoint Canvas by Sherlee Lantz

January 24, 2010

This is a great book collection of stitches for Needlepoint. Maggie Lane also shares some of her designs. This is the Master Sampler which features almost all the stitches found in this heavy book.

3. Fundamentals made Fancy by Janice Love

January 20, 2010

This is another book from Love. Right after Basics and Beyond, I made the project Victorian needlebox, the only project in the book. It features all the fancy stitches that can be done in hardanger embroidery.

Here is the back cover with the Victorian Needlebox:

Here is my version of the Needlebox:

2. Basics and Beyond by Janice Love

January 20, 2010

This is a great book for the beginner in hardanger embroidery  and I made all the projects in a short time.

Here are the projects at the back cover:

and here are my finished projects:

1. The Complete Encyclopedia of Needlework by Thérèse de Dillmont

January 20, 2010

I really really like this thick book. I use it a lot and have learned so many stitches and techniques from this book.  Although it is an antique publication, I find the instructions easy to follow. The illustration might be difficult to decipher, but I get to use my imagination to full extent, so it does not bother me.

There are also projects included, with step-by-step instructions.

Here are some of its contents, gold embroidery, applique work, knitting, crochet, etc:

Visit this website to view the e-book for free!