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Thread: I HAVE A STUPID QUESTION PLEASE

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    i have never learned to embrodiery by hand could someone tell where i could find some links or magazines to learn how thanks dorothy from tenn

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    This place has lots of pictures, easy to follow. Some of the crazy quilt archives may give you some ideas too.

    http://inaminuteago.com/stitchindex.html

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    There are several books published on the subject The Embroidery Stitch Bible by Betty Barnden, and The Complete Book of Stumpwork Embroidery by Jane Nicholas, as well as Needlework and Embroidery books by both McCalls and Better Homes and Garden. I even think Readers Digest came out with one. Your library should carry books on the subject in the craft section. About.sewing.com I think is a link you can use to learn about all kinds of needlecrafts and more. You can also find self teaching books in most craft stores. They even have some at Wal-Mart, I believe. Several sites deal with the subject as well...you can try [b]embroidery.com.[/b]They have examples and answers for questions and information available as well.

    P.S. That isn't a stupid question. Curiosity is a wonderful thing. Seek on!

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    there's a book i've had for years. i go back to it often just to look through it for inspiration. it's called "Woman's Day Book of American Needlework".

    it has sections for a lot of different needle art and a section on quilting. i've just checked the embroidery section to refresh my memory. lots of different stitches, with illustrations and instructions. it comes with a companion box of patterns for the different types of needlework. i recently bought another copy because my box got lost somewhere. i found the complete set on amazon for about $20, new and unused. they also had some listed that were used, and one or two that had the book only. prices ranged from $9 to the $20 i paid for the new set.

    free from the internet is fabulous. couldn't live without that myself. but if you can afford it, i'll bet you'd love this book and hold onto it for years just as i have. it's the kind of set that should be passed from one generation of stitchers to the next.

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    I have that book too. It is wonderful and most libraries carry it. you can often find such books at 2nd hand and antique stores as well. Carol Armstrong has several books with embroidery work for quilts as well and she gives great instructions on the craft.

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    Gee I think I'll check them out too

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    Instead of looking in quilting stores try the craft stores. They cover a multitude of hobbies. Some of the books referred to above are also very good. The vast majority of these books show a lot of basic stitches and I used them in doing a crazy quilt. Turned out great. :-)

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    I would go to the library and look over their selection.

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    Just remember that no question is a stupid one. I think it is great that you are expanding your knowledge. That is always a good thing. :)

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    Just a note to also suggest those stores of cheap books that are sprouting up everywhere. I found some neat quilt books there and at a fraction of the list price. I had so much fun, that I also grabbed a couple novels, just for the heck of it. Oh and another cookbook, like I actually need to increase that addiction. :roll:

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