How to Embroider Almost Everything: A Sourcebook of 500+ Modern Motifs + Easy Stitch Tutorials - Learn to Draw with Thread!

How to Embroider Almost Everything: A Sourcebook of 500+ Modern Motifs + Easy Stitch Tutorials - Learn to Draw with Thread!

by Wendi Gratz
How to Embroider Almost Everything: A Sourcebook of 500+ Modern Motifs + Easy Stitch Tutorials - Learn to Draw with Thread!

How to Embroider Almost Everything: A Sourcebook of 500+ Modern Motifs + Easy Stitch Tutorials - Learn to Draw with Thread!

by Wendi Gratz

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Overview

How to Embroider Almost Everything is an inspiring, fun, and sophisticated collection of 500+ stitch motifs from embroidery designer Wendi Gratz that offers a fresh new take on embroidery.
  • Get a detailed checklist of everything you’ll need to embark on your stitch journey: threads, needles, fabric, and more.
  • Find step-by-step tutorials for essential stitches and other techniques for creating the motifs, plus answers to common questions and invaluable tips and tricks.
  • Explore an amazing 500+ modern motifs for almost everything, including people and pets, trees and flowers, everyday objects, food, home, and more. Either re-create the motifs exactly as shown using the accompanying templates and stitch guides, or give them your own creative spin by changing details and colors to suit your own style.
How to Embroider Almost Everything helps you take your first steps to embroidering to your heart’s content and creating beautiful drawings with needle and thread!

Each book in the Almost Everything series offers readers a fun, comprehensive, and charmingly illustrated visual directory of ideas to inspire skill building in their creative endeavors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631597893
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication date: 10/22/2019
Series: Almost Everything Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 438,796
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Wendi Gratz is the creator of ShinyHappyWorld.com, where she offers free video tutorials and sells her embroidery, sewing, quilting, and crochet amigurumi patterns designed especially for beginners. Wendi’s sweet, happy style is influenced by her more than 20 years of experience in children’s books. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 3
Introduction 7
 
Getting Started
FABRIC, THREAD, HOOPS, AND NEEDLES 8
Fabric 8
Thread 8
Embroidery Hoops 9
Needles 9

PATTERN TRANSFER SUPPLIES & METHODS 10
Pattern Transfer Supplies 10
How to Use Pencils and Erasable Pens 10
How to Use Pattern Transfer Stabilizer 11

WORKING WITH ALL TYPES OF FABRICS 12
Smooth, No-stretch Fabrics 12
Very Light or Thin Fabrics 12
Dark, Thick, Bumpy, Fuzzy, and Fluffy Fabrics 13
Stretchy Fabrics 13

STARTING & ENDING YOUR STITCHING 14
Starting Stitching 14
Ending Stitching 14

FINISHING YOUR STITCHING 15

THE BASIC STITCHES 16
Straight Stitch 16
Backstitch 18
Chain Stitch or Lazy Daisy 20
French Knot 22
Satin Stitch 24

GUIDE TO READING THE PATTERNS 25
 
Embroidery Stitch Patterns for Everything
PLANTS
Trendy Trees 26
Lovely Leaves 28
Flower Power 30
Favorite Houseplants 32
Selection of Succulents 34
 
ANIMALS
Sweet Kitties 36
Devoted Dogs 38
Popular Pets 40
Creepy Crawlies 42
Woodland Creatures 44
Aquarium Swimmers 46
Under the Sea 48
Feathered Friends 50
Wise Owls 52
Barnyard Buddies 54
On Safari 56
Dinosaur Hunt 58
 
PEOPLE
Girls Squad 60
Boys Team 62
Ladies 64
Gentlemen 66
 
OUT AND ABOUT
Off to the Beach 68
Down on the Farm 70
Home Sweet Home 72
City Living 74
On the Road 76
Things That Go 78
 
AROUND THE HOUSE
School Supplies 80
Let’s Get Cooking 82
Sweet Treats 84
It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere 86
Laundry Day 88
Tool Shed 90
 
AT PLAY
Classic Toys 92
Keys to the Kingdom 94
Fantasy Land 96
Space Race 98
Pirate Life 100
Monster Mash 102
 
CELEBRATE
Birthday Bash 104
Love & Cheers 106
Baby News 108
 
WEATHER & SKIES
Let It Snow 110
Sun, Moon & Stars 112
Stormy Weather 114
 
LETTERS & MORE
Classic Alphabet 116
Numbers & Banners 118
Fancy Frames 120
Zodiac Signs 122
Paisley Power 124
Beautiful Borders 126
 
Resources 128
About the Author 128
 
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