Another great reference guide, Hand Embroidery Stitches at-a-glance features complete step-by-step how-to instructions for 30 favorite embroidery stitches such as backstitch, blanket/buttonhole stitch, chain stitch, feather stitch, fly stitch, French knot, running stitch, stem stitch and much more. Hand Embroidery Stitches at-a-glance also includes dozens of embroidery stitch options to inspire creativity along with tips and techniques, as well as needle and thread charts for handy reference. Lots of information presented in a clear, concise format and a handy, 4” x 6” carry-along size.
Needle Arts—The Embroiderers’ Guild of America Magazine: September, 2014
This handy 4 x 6-inch volume provides diagrams for thirty favorite embroidery stitches along with information on different threads and needles and their uses. This booklet fits easily into purse or pocket to carry for ready reference.
Quilters' Digest: May, 2014
This handy reference guide provides you with complete step-by-step instructions for 30 favorite embroidery stitches such as back stitch, blanket/buttonhole stitch, chain stitch, feather stitch, fly stitch, French knot, running stitch, stem stitch, and more. Jan includes dozens of stitch options to inspire your creativity; as well as needle and thread charts. Note that this guide is only 4" x 6", so it can be carried along with you, making it easy to stitch anywhere you go!
Barbara Rhoades: March, 2014
I love doing embroidery and thought I knew all the stitches. When I saw this booklet, I thought maybe I didn’t, so I got it.
In reading through it, I find that several of the stitches are really duplicates of themselves. For example, Outline or Stem stitch. They really are the same stitch but one goes on one side of the stitch line and the other is on the other side of the stitch line. So is this really a different stitch? I guess I don’t know how to do proper embroidery, as I have done “outline” stitching for years and when I needed to go around a curve, I simply put the thread on the other side to make the curve smooth.
What the author calls a Pistil Stitch is no more than a French Knot with a Straight Stitch. Again, this is not a new stitch but a combination of the basic stitches.
For anyone who hasn’t done embroidery, this is a great reference tool. If you have and want to know what a stitch is called if you combine two basic stitches, this booklet will tell you.