Shay Pendray's Inventive Needlework by Shay Pendray

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Create Heirloom-Quality Needlework

Noted needlework author and designer Shay Pendray shares her secrets for unique, inventive stitchery. From years of study in Japan and around the world, Shay has learned stitching techniques that will help you create one-of-a-kind works of art.

From the basics of framing up, starting and stopping threads, and laying multi-standard threads, to embellishing, combining stitches, and couching techniques, you will be inspired to create needlework you never dreamed possible.

Suitable for needlepoint stitchers of all levels, this reference combines illustrations and full-color photographs to demonstrate each technique.

Gold Work - Stunning projects using metallic threads on silk ground fabric with a variety of couching techniques (Shippo, maze, back and fourth, raised, and cloud filling)

Painted Canvas - Tips for selecting the stitches and threads most suitable for each area of the design

Shading - Methods to blend thread colors for lovely realism


About Shay Pendray

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Shay Pendray is the host of the PBS television series Needle Arts Studio. An award-winning needlework teacher and lecturer, she is the author of The Needleworker's Companion.
Published January 15, 2011 by Krause Publications. 142 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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