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The Complete Encyclopaedia of Stitchcraft
The Complete Encyclopaedia of Stitchcraft Author:Mildred Graves Ryan This is a completely up-to-date and comprehensive reference book covering every aspect of stitchcraft. Step-by-step easy-to-follow instructions with illustrations guide the reader through every basic stitch with its variations, and techniques for Crochet, Embroidery, Crewel, Bargello, Beadwork, Needlepoint, Knitting, Macrame, Rugmaking, Sewing ... more »and Tatting. For each technique the author gives an explanation of terms used, the materials and tools needed, and common abbreviations found in books and patterns. To make the instructions easier to follow, however, no abbreviations are used in this book.
The encyclopaedia layout, with more than 1,000 entries, numerous cross references, and 1,400 illustrations, makes all the information easily and quickly accessible. An illustrated glossary of particular help to British readers has been contributed by Patience Maule Horne, Editor of Stitchcraft from 1948-1977, and author of a number of books on woolcraft and crochet.
This book is an invaluable working tool for both beginner and experienced needleworker.« less