The Complete Practical Encyclopedia of Needlecrafts: Quilting, Cross Stitch, Patchwork, Sewing

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-09-07
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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This inspiring book brings together the best of several timeless and popular handiwork crafts in one volume. It features over 340 original projects and techniques, encompassing embroidery, needlework, quilting, patchwork, applique, tapestry, knitting and crochet. It includes cross stitch samplers, embroidered curtains, applique cushion covers, quilted throws and knitted scarves. A selection of contemporary pieces is also included: rucksacks, T-shirts, ski hats, shoe bags and nursery accessories. This wide-ranging guide to handiwork crafts is all a beginner or practised needleworker will need to while away many creative hours.

• A comprehensive and inspirational guide to traditional

and contemporary handiwork crafts, with more than

340 step-by-step techniques and projects

• Everything you need to know to create all kinds of

beautiful handcrafted pieces, shown in more than 1900

clear step-by-step photographs, charts and diagrams

• How to quickly and easily master the crafts of

quilting, appliqué, cross stitch and needlepoint, and

how to make fabulous furnishings, decorations,

gifts, clothes and accessories

Author Biography

Lucinda Ganderton has written several books on applique, soft furnishings and embroidery, and her work features regularly in magazines. Dorothy Wood specialized in textiles and embroidery at Goldsmith's College, London. She has written practical books on patchwork, quilting, applique and embroidery.

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