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Sardinian Knotted Embroidery: Whitework from Teulada

By Yvette Stanton

From the town of Teulada in Sardinia, Italy, comes a beautiful form of whitework embroidery called Punt 'e Nù. Featuring geometric designs made from a simple knotted stitch, the pattern and texture of this embroidery is sure to delight lovers of whitework. Combined with exquisite decorative hems and needlelace edgings, this is a truly elegant style of needlework.

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Vetty Creations also sells a range of whitework embroidery supplies suitable for Punt'e Nù.

The benefits of 'Sardinian Knotted Embroidery'
Inside 'Sardinian Knotted Embroidery'
About Yvette Stanton
Reader testimonials
Purchase 'Sardinian Knotted Embroidery'
'Sardinian Knotted Embroidery' at a glance

The benefits of 'Sardinian Knotted Embroidery'

You will learn

  • how to work the counted knotted stitch that makes up Punt 'e Nù designs with detailed step-by-step instructions
  • how to create and stitch beautiful mitred corner hems with the assistance of clear, thorough instructions
  • how to stitch the attractive needlelace edgings that traditionally edge the work
  • about the history of Sardinia and context of Punt 'e Nù
  • how to make eleven attractive projects ranging from small to large, for beginners through to experienced stitchers.

Inside 'Sardinian Knotted Embroidery'

Sardinian Knotted Embroidery: Whitework from Teulada by Yvette Stanton has 104 information packed pages, and 2 pattern sheets with full-sized patterns. Make sure you watch our video preview/book trailer of this book.

  • Introductory information includes contextual information about where the embroidery comes from, photographs of historical examples, and information about the motifs, equipment and materials used.
  • The Projects chapter has 11 beautiful projects including small projects such as a biscornu, petite doily, and a pendant, through to larger projects such as a tablecloth, a cushion, a table runner and a dress with embroidered border. Whether you're an absolute beginner or are wanting more of a challenge, there is something here for you.
  • The Techniques chapter is packed with detailed stitch and technique instructions. Each technique is taught in fully diagrammed, step-by-step format. Clear diagrams and or photographs to help you see exactly how to work the stitch or technique, and concise written instructions explain each step.
  • A full index completes the book.
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All the information you will need to create beautiful Punt 'e Nù-style projects is contained within Sardinian Knotted Embroidery: Whitework from Teulada. Its clear instructions with hundreds of helpful diagrams mean that you will be able to take yourself through a thorough course on this style of embroidery, within the comfort of your own home. You will refer to it again and again.

All eleven projects from Sardinian Knotted Embroidery

About Yvette Stanton

Yvette Stanton is a respected needlework teacher and author of needlework books. She particularly loves whitework and playing with embroidery stitches. Sardinian Knotted Embroidery will be Yvette's seventh book, and fifth on whitework embroidery.

Yvette was first shown Punt 'e Nù by a friend in 2010, though it was several years later that she came back to it again with renewed interest. She travelled to Teulada, Sardinia, and enjoyed the generous hospitality of the members of the local cultural association Associazione Culturale Is Sinnus, Teulada who were eager to share their precious embroidery with her.

Combined with knowledge gained from other sources, Yvette was able to learn how to work the embroidery and thoroughly enjoyed making the projects for the book. As with all her other books, it was important to Yvette to ensure that she was working the embroidery correctly (and therefore would teach it correctly), and that her designs using traditional motifs did not depart from the accepted style. Members of the association were very kind to check the work before it went to publication.

Reader testimonials

"Sardinian Knotted Embroidery by Yvette Stanton is a delightfully thorough voyage into the world of a little-known Italian needlework technique native to a small area on the island of Sardinia. This terrific manual takes you through the history and particulars and guides you every step of the way through the projects which range from beginner to expert skill levels (you'll want to stitch them all!) giving tips and tricks along the way, letting you know what to look out for and helping you through common mistakes.

Yvette includes finishing instructions for all her lovely projects both small and large including advice on materials, care, stretching and washing. Stitch diagrams are clear and concise and she has gone the extra mile and included separate step-by-step instructions for left-handed stitchers!

Grab your passport and explore this embroidery without fear as Yvette is with you every step of the way. She has anticipated your doubts and worries and addresses them all to give you the confidence to complete every exquisite project in this book making it an extremely enjoyable embroidery trip." — Jeanine Robertson, Italian Needlework blog

"The fifth in a collection of exquisite whitework embroidery books, Sardinian Knotted Embroidery is another Must-Have for your needlework library! Yvette has an amazing talent for reviving and promoting obscure whitework embroidery techniques through her insightful research, careful instruction, and beautifully planned and executed embroidery projects.

Sardinian Knotted Embroidery is a whitework enthusiast's dream book - within its pages, you'll find everything you need to know to add Sardinian whitework to your stitching repertoire. From colorful history and cultural information, to clear and detailed instruction, to a range of splendid projects, it's all here! And it's all presented in Yvette's friendly style, so it's easy to read and easy to digest. Treat yourself to this book - you'll be so happy you did!" — Mary Corbet, needlenthread.com

"The reasons I love your book:
- You bring a new cultural experience to the rest of us. Your sharing of the techniques and patterns helps me appreciate the region and encourages me to learn more about the people.
- I very much like the organization of the book. After some history, you start with the projects first and not with the how-to instructions. This encouraged my participation sooner rather than later. When the instructions are listed first, sometimes I feel like I must practice first. The organization of the book encouraged me to jump right in to the first beginner project.
- With each project, you indicate what needs to be done and the corresponding page number showing how to do it. Can I mention how helpful this is to a beginner!
- Your instructions are very clear as are your photographs. As a visual learner, it has made the learning process easier.
With half of the first project done, I feel very motivated to continue with other projects or to create my own in the future. Thanks Yvette!" — Robert

Purchase 'Sardinian Knotted Embroidery'

Order your copy of Sardinian Knotted Embroidery: Whitework from Teulada by Yvette Stanton, today. With the clear step-by-step instructions, you'll be mastering this beautiful embroidery style in no time.

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'Sardinian Knotted Embroidery' at a glance

Sardinian Knotted Embroidery: Whitework from Teulada
Sardinian Knotted Embroidery: Whitework from Teulada by Yvette Stanton
  • 104 full-colour pages
  • 2 pattern sheets
  • Paperback
  • 195 x 275 mm
  • Hundreds of full colour photos and diagrams
  • Published July 2014
  • ISBN 978-0-9757677-6-4
With Sardinian Knotted Embroidery: Whitework from Teulada you will be able to make your own beautiful whitework heirlooms. Purchase your copy today!
 
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