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FA: The Joy of Stitching by Elsa S. Williams, 1978 HB/DJ

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The Joy of Stitching
by Elsa Williams

This is a treasure trove of knowledge and ideas about everything and
anything that can be done with needle and thread. Elsa Williams discusses
the nature of embroidery and canvas work, as well as many variations on
these basic techniques. She offers guidelines on how to choose needles and
yarns, fabrics and canvases, how to use these materials and how to take care
of them. She describes the basic embroidery stitches Outline, Long, Short,
Chain, French Knot, and many others and explains how to vary each in a
multitude of ways. Illustrated with B&W drawings.

Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1978, 2nd printing, Ex-library, 104 pages,
6 x 9 , gold boards with black lettering, dust jacket, illustrated.


Auction closes 11/5/04.


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