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by Carol Andrews
Projects and techniques in surface embroidery. Stunning! A collection of colorful projects in surface embroidery celebrating the seasonal flowers and fruits of the English garden. Instructions, working diagrams, stitches, techniques, etc. Paper 112 pages
Milliary Wire is a two part real metal thread. It has a central thread with a coiled wire around it. It is couched and used as an outline for a design. The central thread is gilt, except for the all silver plate version. The color is on the zig zag thread. Approximately 2mm across. Sold in 36 inch pieces.
by Anna Scott, ed.
A beautifully illustrated, step-by-step guide to metal thread embroidery. After a brief section on historical goldwork, you are shown the Tools, materials, and techniques of goldwork or metal thread embroidery. There are explanations and pictures of the sometimes mysterious purls, passing threads, and spangles. Every technique is fully illustrated in color. The eight projects will start you on your way in a very rewarding type of embroidery.
Paper, 8 1/2" x 9", 156 pp
Japan thread is made by wrapping metal foil around a thread core. It is usually couched using 2 threads at a time with a matching or contrasting color thread. The sizes range from #8 to #13, with #8 being the smallest and #13 the largest. #8 approximately 0.5 mm across the thread; #9 approx. 0.70 mm across the thread; #12 approx. 0.85 mm across the thread; #13 approx. 1 mm across the thread. Sold in 10 yard packages.
by Yusai Fukuyama
Basic techniques for thread, bead, and net embroidery; discussions on materials, Tools, etc. Patterns with both traditional and contemporary themes. 99 b/w photos, 194 diagrams.Paper, 120pp, 6 3/4 x 9 1/2
The postage to ship a single copy of this book internationally,as of 02/10/16, is as follows:
Canada - $15.95;
Australia/New Zealand - $22.95;
United Kingdom - $22.75;
Western Europe - $22.75;
Japan - $22.95
High quality carbon steel scissors plated with nickel and gold on the handles. Made by Dovo in Solingen, Germany. 3 1/2" long
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