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BEGINNERS GUIDE TO DRAWN THREAD EMBROIDERY

Soft back book, 64 pages, written by Patricia Bage and published by Search Press Needlecrafts.

This informative book has clear step by step photos on how to work drawn thread stitches. There are several beautiful samplers to work in white on white or using colour threads and beads on white or coloured linen fabric. This book is a great introductory to drawn thread embroidery.

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Beginners Guide to Drawn Thread Embroidery Book: $22.95 Canadian Dollars

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BEGINNERS GUIDE TO HARDANGER

Soft back book, 64 pages, written by Jill Carter and published by Search Press Needlecrafts.

This informative book has clear step by step photos on how to work Hardanger stitches. There are several projects to work in white on white or using colour threads on white or white on coloured Hardanger fabric. Projects include cushion cover, curtain tie, bridal bag, sampler and greeting cards. This is a good book to learn basic Hardanger stitches.

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Beginners Guide to Hardanger Book: $22.95 Canadian Dollars

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BEGINNERS GUIDE TO MOUNTMELLICK EMBROIDERY

Soft back book, 64 pages, written by Pat Trott and published by Search Press Needlecrafts.

This informative book has step by step photos of how to transfer the Mountmellick designs provided onto the fabric, how to work the Mountmellick embroidery stitches and how to knit the fringe often used around Mountmellick accessories. This is a great book to learn Mountmellick embroidery.

I can provide the Mountmellick fabric and Mountmellick threads to work the projects shown in the book.

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Beginners Guide to Mountmellick Embroidery Book: $22.95 Canadian Dollars

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DRAWN FABRIC EMBROIDERY

Soft back book, 136 pages, written by Edna Wark and published by Batsford.

This book is on pulled work where the threads of the fabric are pulled together to create patterns, the threads of the fabric are not cut and drawn out as may be speculated from the title of the book.

The book features pictures of pulled work from different time periods and then a section of pulled work stitches and diagrams on how they are worked. There a few projects that can be worked in the book: Round box lid, needle book, spectacle case and table linen.

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Drawn Fabric Embroidery Book (Pulled Work): $25.95 Canadian Dollars

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CONTEMPORARY WHITEWORK

Hard back book, 128 pages, written by Tracy A Franklin and Nicola Jarvis and published by Batsford.

This book - the first to showcase the new whitework - covers all the diverse techniques including embroidery Anglaise, drawn thread work, shadow work, and Mounmellick, and contains both basic instructions and inspiring ideas for further experimentation.

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Contemporary Whitework Book: $35.95 Canadian Dollars

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MOUNTMELLICK EMBROIDERY

Soft back book, 96 pages, written by Jules and Kaethe Kliot and published by Priscilla Publishing Company.

This book illustrates many examples of Mountmellick designs and the stitches used.

Each illustration has a description of how the piece was worked, detailing the stitches used and the location of the stitches on the piece.

There are no working samples in the book but the illustrations viewed can be copied and used.

This book is a great accompaniment for my Mountmellick corner design kit.

I can provide the Mountmellick fabric and Mountmellick threads to work the projects shown in the book.

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MOUNTMELLICK EMBROIDERY INSPIRED BY NATURE

Soft back book, 88 pages, written by Yvette Stanton and Prue Scott and Published by Kangaroo Press.

My Choice Book for Mountmellick Embroidery: This is a great book for learning Mountmellick embroidery stitches, knitted fringes and 15 Beautiful projects ranging from beginners to intermediate to advanced level. The book also has a great history section on Mountmellick Embroidery.

The book contains easy-to-follow step-by-step stitch and knitting instructions, project instructions, clear black and white diagrams and colour photograph of each finished project.

There are two chapters of project: one with traditional-style designs and applications, and the other with traditional-style designs with contemporary applications. Whatever your experience or tastes this book has something to satisfy your creative desires.

This book is a great accompaniment for my Mountmellick corner design kit.

I can provide the Mountmellick fabric threads to work the projects shown in the book.

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Mountmellick Embroidery Inspired by Nature Book: $32.95 Canadian Dollars

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PORTUGUESE WHITEWORK

Soft back book, 104 pages, written by Yvette Stanton and Published by Vetty Creations.

This is another great book by Yvette for learning Portuguese whitework.

The book contains easy-to-follow step-by-step stitch instructions and some beautiful projects.

The technique is worked on 38 count linen with No. 8 Perle Cotton and it incorporates drawn/overcast bars, eyelets and surface embroidery stitches such as bullions, stem stitch and padded satin stitch.

There are small projects such as hanging ornaments to big projects such as table clothes.

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Portuguese Whitework Book: $32.95 Canadian Dollars

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ROYAL SCHOOL OF NEEDLEWORK ESSENTIAL STITCH GUIDES: WHITEWORK

Hard back, ring bound book, 96 pages, written by Lizzy Lansberry and published by Search Press.

Lizzy Lansberry, graduate of the Royal School of Needlework shows you how to develop stunning embroideries using traditional techniques.

The book covers a short history, framing up, design, transferring the design, and step by step photographs on how to work stitches in pulled thread work, satin stitch, trailing, long and short stitch, decorative stitches, eyelets, drawn thread and cutwork.

This is a great stitch guide book.

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RSN Essential Stitch Guides Book - Whitework: $24.95 Canadian Dollars

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SCHWALM WHITEWORK

Soft back book, 72 pages, written by Renate Fernau and published by Lacis Publications.

This book illustrates many examples of Schwalm white work designs and illustrations of the stitches used. The technique involves working embroidery stitches on a linen fabric, drawing threads from the linen and then needle weaving the threads. Pulled work stitches are also implemented in the designs.

Each whitework picture shown has a description of how the piece was worked, detailing the stitches used and the location of the stitches on the piece.

I also carry Barbara Kershaws Exquiste Schwalm Sampler which has 48 Schwalm filling stitches.

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