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Thread: Embroidery books

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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    Embroidery books

    Looking for a book on the basics. Can anyone recommend a good one

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    How basic do you need? Beginning stitches? Projects from start to finish? Redwork, modern, english, transfers, counted cross stitch.......there are a raft out there.

    For stitches ONLY I like Mary Webb's Embroidery Stitches 400 Contemporary and Traditional Stitch Patterns. Stitches are arranged in categories and ranked by difficulty. The first chapter covers many of the basics. I got mine at abebooks.com. It has stitches,not projects.

    Mary Thomas Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches has the 'look inside' feature at Amazon.com. If I were buying I'd seriously consider it. Besides the stitches, examples are pictured. It is a newly revised edition of a classic.
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    Not really a book but this site has a lot of great videos and some free patterns. Also if you do a search on youtube you will find many more.

    http://www.needlenthread.com/

    Happy Stitching

    PS if you have a smart phone there are several apps that show you videos of stitches some are for a fee and a few are free.

    Tammy

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    There's plenty of info. on the web. General instructions will come with your machine.

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    I love Judith Montano's books. She has out several different ones. She shows in detail how to do the stitches.

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    I guess I should have been specific in talking machine embroidery

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