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In Stitches • Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn

$55.00

In Stitches • Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn

$55.00

Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn provide an inspirational guide to hand embroidery stitching, using traditional and contemporary stitch techniques along the way.

More than 4 hours of hand stitch instruction from two of Britain’s finest embroiderers! Jan and Jean provide detailed instruction with stunning visual close-ups on how to use both traditional and contemporary hand stitches to achieve wonderful textures, backgrounds, patterns and much more.

Here’s what’s included:

Selecting Fabrics
Choosing Frames
Needles & Tools Explained
Threads
Developing a Tonal Color Palette
Starting & Finishing
Linking & Joining
Couching Explained
Bokhara Couching
Romanian Couching
Twisted Chain
Lazy Daisy / Detached Chain
Fly-Stitch
Ladder Chain Stitches
Raised Chain Band
Lock Stitch
Sorbello Stitch
Knotted Cable Chain
Stitches as Marks
Running & Seeding Stitches
Straight Stitches
Integrating Color
Beads & Additions
Finishing – Stretching & Framing Options

Stitches may be used individually or built up, and in combination to create line, structure, texture, movement, blending, joining, and connecting.  When combined with painted backgrounds and beaded embellishments, stitches can be used to create a visual feast of texture and color. A wonderful workshop for lovers of stitch and textile art; excellent for beginners and seasoned stitch artists alike.

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