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Shay Pendray's Inventive Needlepoint Techniques and Inspiration for Gold Work, Painted Canvas, and Shading

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ISBN-10: 0873494083

ISBN-13: 9780873494083

Edition: 2003

Authors: Shay Pendray

List price: $21.99
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Author and needlepoint designer, Shay Pendray captures in writing for the first time her award-winning tips and techniques for stitching, from the basics-starting and stopping thread, laying multistranded threads, and framing-to embellishing, combining stitches, and new innovative couching techniques. More than just an ordinary needlepoint book-enthusiasts will find answers to questions found nowhere else!Readers will learn how to select composite stitches; new couching techniques and using metallics on canvas and metal threads; combining counted needlepoint stitches and embroidery; and embellishing canvas with silk-there is not a more complete reference on the market that addresses…    
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Krause Publications
Publication date: 2/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Gold Work
Tools and Materials for Gold Work
Japanese Gold and Silver
Couching Threads
Pearl Purl
Silk Threads
Japanese Fabrics
Tools and Accessories
Laying Tool
Tweezers and Scissors
Framing Up for Gold Work
Framing Up on a Roller Frame
Framing Up on a Japanese Frame
Techniques for Stitching Gold Work
Winding Japanese Gold or Silver on Koma
Starting to Couch
Couching a Square Corner
Couching a Sharp Corner
Making a Sinking Needle to End Couching
Sinking the Ends
Transferring Designs to Fabric
Transferring with Stitching
Transferring with Transfer Paper
Gold Work Dove - A Beginning Project
Preparing to Stitch
Beginning to Couch the Dove Outline
Couching the Branch
Couching the Back Wing
"Golden Leaves" - A Palette for Gold Work Techniques
Couching the Edges
Couching an Edge with One Pair
Couching an Edge with a Pair and a Half
Couching an Edge with Two Pair
Shippo Couching
Maze Couching
Back and Forth Couching
Raised Couching
Cloud Filling
Boxed Couching
Painted Canvas
Tools and Materials for Painted Canvas
Ground Fabrics
Silk Threads
Cotton Threads
Linen Threads
Novelty Threads
Metallic Threads
Techniques for Stitching on Painted Canvas
Stripping Stranded Threads
Using the Laying Tool
Starting a Thread
Holding the Needle
Ending a Thread
Choosing the Right Canvas
Right Canvas, Wrong Colors
Mixing Colors Optically
Stitching on Painted Canvas
Finding the Starting Point
Choosing the Stitch
Outlining an Area
Painted Canvas Examples
Arctic Santa Stocking
Gingerbread Men Stocking
Santa on Horseback Stocking
Tools and Materials for Shading
Ground Fabrics
Techniques for Shading
Transferring the Design
Pink Flower - Shading with Random Long and Short Stitches
Stitching the Yellow Center
Marking Growth Lines on the Petals
Adding Padding to the Petals
Selecting Colors
Stitching Random Long and Short
Purple Flower - Shading with Precise Long and Short Stitches
Marking Growth Lines on the Petals
Selecting Colors
Stitching Precise Long and Short
"Climbing Elegance" Bell Pull - Shading on Canvas
Gallery of Designs
About the Author