The photographed samples are shown full-size. Each stitch is fully described and illustrated with numbered figures and accompanied by a list of its main uses, with helpful notes on the working method. Many stitches have alternative names; these are also listed, and included in the index as a useful reference aid.
The Embroidery Essentials chapter will help you choose appropriate materials and equipment for whatever technique you intend to use. Here you will find general information applicable to all types of embroidery
The Working Practice chapter is divided into sections each one of the techniques sections includes general working guidelines, followed by specific working methods for various types of embroidery: how to choose and use suitable fabrics, threads, and stitches for a wide variety of effects, from dramatic blackwork to intricate three-dimensional techniques.
Betty Barnden is a freelance needlecraft designer whose crochet designs have appeared in many magazines and been published by prestigious yarn companies. She has written books on knitting and embroidery and continues to inspire crochet fans the world over.