Wool Stitchery Author:Osma Gallinger Tod Opening this book is like taking the lid off a treasure chest of embroidery nuggets. One finds old stitches used in new ways -- not only coverage of the known embroidery and crewel stitches, but new uses for them: designs for cross-stitch ised as background; crochet for joining narrow fabrics into wider pieces; colourful ideas for edges and seam... more »s; and decorative finished for applique.
There is a quite new "stitch of unique charm" from Egypt, design stitchery used for mats and oilcloth novelties, and a chapter on colour combinations to guide you in planning embroidery ensembles. As you turn each page you discover new delights in wool stitchery, applicable to any type of yarn. The diagrams are clear and the step by step directions infallible.
The author has spent a lifetime lecturing, writing, and teaching the fabric arts, with a record of eight craft books and over three hundred magazine articles.« less