I entered the Threads Magazine (website) book giveaway last month and I was one of two winners! Now I can't say I never win anything.
Stitch-Opedia looks like it will be a great reference tool. They also have some projects you can do.
I was hoping to get some ideas and also (new to me) techniques to apply to the jacket I'm embellishing. I've only done a little bit of embroidery before so this should help me allot! I only have one other embroidery book and it's been packed away. Right now I'm almost done with the blanket stitches around the edges and collar. I wanted to embellish the pockets, too with some type of flower design.
Here's the content page:
They include some history of the different techniques included in the book. Throughout the ages they sure did some beautiful work!
I always liked stumpwork (padded applique) but I didn't know that that is what it's called until I got this book. I did a wall hanging in high school where I batik dyed the fabric and did some embroidery and stumpwork on it. Wish I still had it; I probably sold it at a garage sale!
This pic isn't in focus, sorry. Wow, such tedious tiny stitches.
Amazing what artisans do with fabric, a needle and some thread!
That's all for now...