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Blackwork – RSN Essential Guide

Blackwork – RSN Essential Guide

$20.57 USD

The RSN Essential Guide to Blackwork book is a good stitch guide and pattern book for blackwork patterns. The book shows how to develop many different patterns from basic blackwork stitches, using detailed instructions and beautiful examples of traditional and contemporary embroideries.

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The RSN Essential Guide to Blackwork book is a good stitch guide and pattern book for blackwork patterns. The book shows how to develop many different patterns from basic blackwork stitches, using detailed instructions and beautiful examples of traditional and contemporary embroideries.
The book covers framing up, design, transferring the design, back stitch and double running stitch, outline stitches. There are examples of blackwork patterns in chart form and photos of the worked pattern. Shading using different thickness of the thread and changing the pattern.

Hard back, ring bound book, 96 pages, written by Becky Hogg and published by Search Press.

Weight0.39 kg
Dimensions37 × 27 × 6 cm
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