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Shay Pendray's Inventive Needlework by Shay…

Shay Pendray's Inventive Needlework

by Shay Pendray

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0873494083, Paperback)

Author and needlepoint designer, Shay Pendray captures in writing for the first time her award-winning tips and techniques for stitching, from the basics - starting and stopping thread, laying multistranded threads and framing - to embellishing, combining stitches, and new innovative couching techniques. More than just an ordinary needlepoint book - enthusiasts will find answers to questions found nowhere else. Readers will learn how to select composite stitches; new couching techniques and using metallics on canvas and metal threads; combining counted needlepoint stitches and embroidery; and embellishing canvas with silk - there is not a more complete reference on the market that addresses silk - types of silk and when and where to use silks. Suitable for needlepoint stitchers of all skill levels this reference combines full-colour photographs and illustrations to demonstrate each technique.

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Create Heirloom-Quality Needlework Noted needlework author and designer Shay Pendray shares her secrets for unique, inventive stitchery. From years of study in Japan and around the world, Shay has learned stitching techniques that will help you create one-of-a-kind works of art. From the basics of framing up, starting and stopping threads, and laying multi-standard threads, to embellishing, combining stitches, and couching techniques, you will be inspired to create needlework you never dreamed possible. Suitable for needlepoint stitchers of all levels, this reference combines illustrations and full-color photographs to demonstrate each technique; Gold Work - Stunning projects using metallic threads on silk ground fabric with a variety of couching techniques (Shippo, maze, back and fourth, raised, and cloud filling): Painted Canvas - Tips for selecting the stitches and threads most suitable for each area of the design; Shading - Methods to blend thread colors for lovely realism.… (more)

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