New Anchor Book of Pulled Thread Embroidery Stitches

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The Anchor Embroidery Series offers the perfect introduction to popular embroidery techniques.

Pulled thread is a type of openwork embroidery where the threads of the fabric are pulled back tautly to make decorative holes. This book introduces 27 stitches that can be worked in this way. In addition a further 18 counted stitches are featured that can be used to complement the pulled thread work. All stitches are explained in step-by-step detail.

Sixteen original charted designs explore the exciting textural effects that can be achieved: e.g., coil filling stitch perfectly captures the seeded flesh of a luscious strawberry, while the ripple stitch evokes the gentle waves beneath a sailing boat. Other designs include a basket of flowers, sunflowers and roses, and a dragonfly. Pulled thread stitches are ideal for samplers, and an attractive design is included that would be ideal for celebrating a birth or a wedding.

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Christine Wilkins runs her own embroidery company Alchemy Stitchcraft, which produces a large range of eclectic and imaginative designs and kits. She regularly contributes to Jane Greenoff's Cross Stitch magazine, and lives with her husband and two children in Delabole, Cornwall.

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