This beginner’s guide, by embroidery professional Linda Wyszynski, uses easy-to-follow, photo-illustrated instruction to teach you the basics of classic embroidery, crewel, and cross-stitch techniques. In no time, you can use these methods to create beautiful, personalized designs.
After a review of equipment and supplies, fabrics, threads, patterns, and stitching basics, jump right in with these step-by-step projects:
- Creative embroidery – Embroidered Jacket Collar and Embellished Pillow Case
- Crewel – Paisleys and Pearls Pillow and Touch of Gold Fedora Hat
- Cross-Stitch – Violet Blossoms Candle Band and Springtime Journal
There’s a first time for everything. Enjoy the journey and achieve success with First Time Embroidery and Cross-Stitch.
Each book in the First Time series distills how-to guidance and advice from an expert on a specific topic into targeted step-by-step instruction geared toward the absolute beginner.
Linda Wyszynski of Hearthside Creations, LLC, is an award-winning needlearts designer with more than 20 years of experience. She specializes in embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery, fabric beading, needlepoint, and cross-stitch, and enjoys using embellishments as well as stamps and stencils to highlight needlework. Linda also teaches internationally, including the needlework correspondence classes for the Embroiderers' Guild of America's Education Department. She has authored and co-authored several books and contributed articles to Craft, Needlework, Home Decor, and many other magazines. She lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.