This quick, easy stitch guide will be the most reached-for book on your embroidery shelf.
With this handy guide at your fingertips, you'll know how to work 52 common embroidery stitches from the instructions and illustrations provided. It's the perfect reference to have by your side for any embroidery project.
New to stitching? Expert teacher Cheryl Fall will show you the way. Each stitch is explained in detail as well as illustrated, so you can easily see how to make each one. To practice your skills, the included stitch sampler project is a great place to start. Two other beautiful patterns are also included, which can be used in a variety of ways. A review of the basic materials, such as fabric, threads, hoops, and needles, is also included to get you on your way.
Cheryl Fall has been designing needlecraft patterns professionally since 1986 and is the author of fourteen books, including Embroidery Basics, Simply Samplers, and three titles in the popular Dummies series. Fall was also the host of the nationally distributed PBS Plus series The Creative Life. She lives near Portland, Oregon.