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Stitching for Beginners

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Needlework has found new life for modern generations. Not simply a means of patching up worn-out fabrics, the humble needle and thread have opened up new possibilities for channelling your creativity. Master the basics by touring the stitcher’s toolbox and practising stitches used in embroidery, needlepoint, smocking, Florentine work and beading. Happy stitching!
In this bookazine...
Everything you need to know to create with needlework
Tools and materials
- Know the ins and outs of all the stitching essentials, from needles and threads to hoops and frames
Surface embroidery
- Your starting point for all things embroidery, from the bare essentials to more advanced stitches
Needlepoint designs
- Learn to follow a needlepoint pattern or design your own creations from scratch
Smocking, beadwork and Florentine work
- Embellish your textiles and fabrics using these decorative additions and details
Also inside...
Getting started
- Yarns
- Knitting needles
- Knitting kit bag
- Making a slip knot
- Holding yarn & needles
- Casting (binding) on
- The knit stitch
- The purl stitch
- Slipping stitches
- Rib stitch
- Moss (seed) stitch
- Joining a new yarn
- Simple increases
- Simple decreases
- Yarn-over increases
- Textural decreases
- Working on double-pointed needles
- Knitting in the round
- Twisted stitches
- I-cord
- I-cord cast (bind) off
- Working with two colours
- Colour work
- Short row shaping
- Fixing a dropped stitch
- Picking up stitches
- Buttonholes
- Pockets
- Add a picked up/folded hem
- Picot hem
- Blocking
- Seams & edging
- Fastenings
- Garter stitch scarf 
- Simple cushion 
- Ribbed gadget cosies 
- Textured draught excluder 
- Graduating stripes table mat
- Simple purse 
- Bobbles tea cosy 
- Simple lace scarf 
- Picot-topped ankle socks 
- Colourful, cosy cowl 
- Cable jumper tea cosy 
- I-cord coaster
- I-cord baby cardigan 
- Fair Isle boot cuffs
- People cushion cover 
- Bluebird of happiness 
- Lavender bags 
- 2x3 rib scarf 
- Striped beanie
- Tube socks
- Pretty bunting 
- Pull-on cap 
- Basketweave fingerless mitts 
- Owl hat and mitts 
- Diamond cushion cover 
- Ladies cable jacket 
- Staggered beanie 
- Parlour cat 
- Weekender hat
- Lace mitts and cowl 
- Lace shawl 
- Staggered eyelet cardigan
- Fair Isle tea cosy and hot water bottle cover 
- Nordic winter hat 
- Lace tee
- Cosy welly socks
- Collar scarf
- Garter stitch placemat & coaster 
- Yarn labels
- Choose colours
- Knitting abbreviations
- Understanding stitch chart symbols 
- Stitch gallery
- Glossary
- Knitting graph paper
- Free with this bookazine...
Check out our video tutorials to help you get started with knitting.
- Cast (bind) on. 
- The knit stitch
- The purl stitch
- Cast (bind) off

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