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First Time Embroidery and Cross-Stitch
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Introduction 6

GETTING STARTED 9
Stitching Equipment and Supplies 10
Fabrics 20
Threads 24
Charts, Diagrams, and Patterns 30
Transferring Patterns and Stabilizing Fabric 32
Stitching Basics 38

CREATIVE EMBROIDERY 45
Stitches 46
Embroidered Jacket Collar 70
Embellished Pillow Case 72

CREWEL 79
Stitches 80
Paisleys and Pearls Pillow 96
Touch of Gold Fedora Hat 101

CROSS-STITCH 107
Cross-Stitching with waste canvas (blue line) 108
Stitches 110
Violet Blossoms Candle Band 120
Springtime Journal 122

Glossary 124
About the Author/Acknowledgments 125
Index 126

About the Author

Linda Wyszynski of Hearthside Creations, LLC, is an award-winning needlearts designer with more than 20 years of experience. She specializes in embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery, fabric beading, needlepoint, and cross-stitch, and enjoys using embellishments as well as stamps and stencils to highlight needlework. Linda also teaches internationally, including the needlework correspondence classes for the Embroiderers Guild of Americas Education Department. She has authored and co-authored several books and contributed articles to Craft, Needlework, Home Decor, and many other magazines. She lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

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