9780470095164

Not Your Mama's Stitching : The Cool and Creative Way to Stitch It to 'Em

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470095164

  • ISBN10:

    0470095164

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-04-02
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Summary

Forget the fair young maiden painstakingly embroidering pillowcases for her hope chest. Picture a liberated lass (that would be you) creating chic fashions and accessories while sipping a glass of whatever and saving the planet. Not Your Mama's Stitching lets you choose from more than twenty projects to make or embellish home decor items, garments, accessories, gifts, and more. It covers: * The tools and materials that no stitcher should be without * Basic stitching skills such as starting a thread, tying off, and finishing your piece * A myriad of embroidery, cross stitch, and needlepoint stitches * Projects ranging from a tattooed tank top to cheeky stitched sayings and from a Gucci-inspired wallet to a drinks recipe box * Variations and ideas for customizing every project Make everyday items one-of-a-kind, or whip up your own creations from scratch. With a savvy, sassy attitude and fun, funky projects, Not Your Mama's Stitching will have you in stitches in no time.

Author Biography

Kate Shoup Welsh has written or co-written several books, including Not Your Mama's Beading and The Agassi Story. She has also cowritten a screenplay and worked as the Sports Editor for NUVO Newsweekly.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Stitch Is Back
Stitch Huntp. 1
How This Book Is Organizedp. 2
Who This Book Is Forp. 2
Basic Training
Back Stitch to the Future
Weave Are the Worldp. 6
Ancient Chinese Secretp. 7
Vestment Opportunityp. 8
Women's Work, My Ass!p. 10
Urban Outfitterp. 10
Read the Twine Printp. 11
Free Samplers!p. 12
Gros Point Blankp. 13
You Say You Want a Revolutionp. 13
The Agony of Effetep. 15
Death and Threadsurrectionp. 15
Next!p. 16
Talking Shop: What to Buy
What You Talkin' 'Bout Willis?p. 17
Just Kittingp. 18
Test Patternp. 19
Roll Your Ownp. 20
Meet the Needles!p. 55
Go Tell It on the Mountingp. 39
Survival Toolsp. 40
Destination Organizationp. 42
Next!p. 44
Technically Speaking: Needlework Techniques
The Anal-Retentive Stitcher: Setting Up Your Work Environmentp. 45
Cut and Run: Preparing Your Materialsp. 46
Chart to Chart Chat: Understanding Needlework Chartsp. 54
Let's Get This Party Startedp. 55
Apocal-oops Now: Fixing Mistakesp. 62
The Final Cut: Finishing Your Piecep. 63
Next!p. 70
Stitch Hitter: Your Guide to Cross-Stitch, Embroidery, and Needlepoint Stitches
You Double-Crossing Stitch: Cross-Stitch Stitchesp. 72
Stitchin' Confidential: Embroidery Stitchesp. 79
Get to the Point: Needlepoint Stitchesp. 91
But Wait! There's More: Other Needlework Techniquesp. 106
Hand Job: Hand-Sewing Stitchesp. 109
Next!p. 111
Projects
Wear Me Out: Stitching You Can Wear
Tie Me Upp. 116
Tattoo Youp. 121
Hoodie Two Chewsp. 125
I Got My Eye On Youp. 129
Yarn and Floss Accoutrements: Gussy Up Your Look with Stitching
You're So Moneyp. 137
I'll Stop the World and Belt with Youp. 152
Felt Upp. 157
Chuck Berriesp. 162
British Invasionp. 164
Germ Warfarep. 169
The Diet of Wormsp. 173
Laptop Dancep. 179
Canvas the Area: Needlework for the Home
You Bore Mep. 189
Cue the Violinsp. 198
We Got Spirits, Yes We Do!p. 200
Wash Your Damn Hands!p. 209
Case in Pointp. 212
Coffee, Tea, or Me?p. 215
The 25,000-Calorie Pyramidp. 219
Present Tents: Nifty Needlecraft Gifts
Who's the Boss?p. 228
Sweet Emoticonp. 230
It's All Geek to Mep. 232
Anklebiterp. 235
You Reekp. 237
Designer Biosp. 241
Indexp. 244
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