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Contemporary Whitework by Tracy A. Franklin

Contemporary Whitework

by Tracy A. Franklin

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Whitework, the traditional Victorian handicraft of embroidering in white on a white background, has been brought up to date with this book. Updated with the idea of different shades of off-white on a white ground, this book has chapters on different stitching techniques rather than actual projects. Close up photographs of the stitching and actual pieces allow the reader to see how the different stitching techniques should look when completed. Having a background in sewing or embroidery would behelpful as these are very advanced techniques. ( )
  drj | Aug 29, 2009 |
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This celebration of centuries-old hand embroidery techniques puts accurate duplication of the stitches and patterns within reach of any willing embroiderer. It includes drawn thread work, Richelieu cutwork, pulled work, and shadow work, as well as Broderie Anglaise, and Mountmellick techniques-all with detailed diagrams, color photographs, and simple directions. There's a tool and equipment list, material buying suggestions, a history of each stitch, and an illustrated glossary. The stitches are shown both in diagrams and within finished pieces. While the legacy of ancient embroidery styles is honored, the book also features a survey of the most exciting new experimental techniques being used today, which can produce unusual and impressive results.

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The term 'whitework' covers a range of traditional but much-loved hand embroidery techniques. This book contains full instructions on the traditional techniques used in whitework, plus ways to explore and develop these techniques for more contemporary applications.… (more)

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