Covers the key whitework techniques, including broderie anglaise, drawn thread work, shadow work, Ayrshire and fine whitework, and Mountmellick, and contains both basic instructions and ideas for further experimentation. Illustrated with some of the contemporary examples, this book helps you to create beautiful experimental pieces.
Tracy A. Franklin is a freelance specialist traditional embroiderer. She trained and then taught at the Royal School of Needlework for several years. She is the author of New Ideas in Goldwork and contributor to Royal School of Needlework Embroidery Techniques (0713488174). Nicola Jarvis trained as a traditional hand embroiderer and textile restorer at the RSN. She is now a freelance embroidery designer and teacher and also works for British fashion companies designing embroidered accessories. Reference Contemporary Whitework (hb edn) 07134 89642
This celebration of centuries-old hand embroidery techniques puts accurate duplication of the stitches and patterns within reach of any willing embroiderer. It includes drawn thread work, Richelieu cutwork, pulled work, and shadow work, as well as Broderie Anglaise, and Mountmellick techniques-all with detailed diagrams, color photographs, and simple directions. There's a tool and equipment list, material buying suggestions, a history of each stitch, and an illustrated glossary. The stitches are shown both in diagrams and within finished pieces. While the legacy of ancient embroidery styles is honored, the book also features a survey of the most exciting new experimental techniques being used today, which can produce unusual and impressive results.
Covers: * Tools and equipment * Threads and materials * History of whitework techniques * Stitch glossary * Shadow work * Pulled work * Drawn thread work * Mountmellick * Broderie Anglaise * Experimental work