Download The Needlepoint Book (Revised and Updated 3rd Edition) by Jo Ippolito Christensen PDF

By Jo Ippolito Christensen

The Needlepoint Book is the single needlework consultant you’ll ever need—now together with 436 stitches and 1,680 illustrations.

Since its unique ebook in 1976, The Needlepoint Book has turn into often called the bible for all sewing enthusiasts—the one source for each needlepoint aficionado. even if you’re new to the craft or were working towards for years, this consultant covers your sewing trip from idea to fulfillment with particular guidance on the best way to make the painted canvas yours.

Featuring all-new initiatives and sew styles for each point of workmanship, you'll examine functional talents, corresponding to how to:

- pick out your undertaking with purpose
- inform its tale with stitches and fibers
- Create temper with colour and texture
- Fill that clean background
- decide on and use elaborations corresponding to beads and sequins

Included during this revised and extended variation is a crash direction on find out how to use new fibers; up to date info on fabrics, in addition to the best way to paintings with and take care of them; dozens of latest stitches; and diagrams and sew courses for decide on tasks incorporated in ebook. additionally featured are thirty-two pages of colour images with all-new tasks; dozens of latest stitches defined with images and drawings; and a brand new ribbon sew chapter.

The Needlepoint Book is the only ebook to possess at the subject. in a single complete quantity, it has every little thing you'll have to create your individual inventive, high quality heirloom.

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Tools • circle punches, templates, or dies • scissors INSTRUCTIONS 1. Use a computer or writing implement to write the names and dates on card stock. 2. Punch circles out of the printed card stock, layer with foam adhesive tape, and secure to the color copy. 3. Tie the ribbon into bows and trim with scissors. Add the ribbons to the assemblage. qxd 1/25/07 9:06 PM Page 40 Making It Your Own If making your own tree appeals to you, these steps will guide you through the relatively simple— and rather therapeutic—process.

Who could you commemorate with this book? Fathers and sons-in-law? Military ancestors? Could you do a series of books, each on a different family group? qxd 1/26/07 5:31 PM Page 53 Ancestory I am the youngest member of this book. I am a daughter-in-law and not yet a mother-in-law. Actually, because I have no sons, I am the last chapter of this book. Quite often I think of how fortunate I am to have a wonderful relationship with my mother-in-law. I often like to wonder about how the generations before me got along.

Start by sketching out the tree design with pencil on scrap paper. Use graphite paper to transfer the design to the watercolor paper. ) Other ways to use watercolor pencils: • Scribble small circles of color on scrap paper to create a palette of paints. Draw a wet brush across the circle to pick up color. • Draw a wet brush across the tip of a watercolor pencil lead to pick up color. • For a very intense color (good for outlining and adding dark shadows), dip the watercolor pencil in to water and draw with the wet colored lead.

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