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The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion

The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion

By Yvette Stanton

The stitch dictionary recommended by embroidery teachers all around the world. "Even better than the A-Z books!" MT, Tasmania

The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion: a step-by-step stitch dictionary will help you to learn and master over 170 embroidery stitches including their variations. With clear step-by-step instructions, accompanied by diagrams showing you what to do, it is very hard to go wrong. Examples of each stitch will inspire you to use them creatively and experimentally in your embroidery. Counted thread, needlepoint and surface embroidery stitches are carefully explained, with many helpful diagrams and photos.

Because The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion is so easy to use and understand, you will gain the confidence you need to learn new embroidery stitches and create beautiful needlework.

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Please note, if you are left-handed, we have a separate stitch dictionary just for you: The Left-Handed Embroiderer's Companion.

The benefits of 'The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion'
Inside 'The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion'
About Yvette Stanton
Reader testimonials
Purchase 'The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion'
'The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion' at a glance

Benefits of 'The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion'

Discover what it is like to study as if you have your own personal embroidery teacher at your side, as you learn from this helpful stitch dictionary:

  • how easy it is to learn and master new stitches, with instructions that are written in a clear step-by-step format with diagrams for each step, and helpful tips and notes
  • how to work surface stitches, needlepoint and counted thread stitches
  • how the stitches and their variations should look and how you can make yours look the same
  • how different stitches can be used creatively in your embroidery with colour, texture and different types of thread
  • the bright, colourful layout and images make this a book that will appeal to both young and old stitchers alike

Inside 'The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion'

The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion: A step-by-step stitch dictionary has 160 information-packed pages, with step-by-step instructions for over 170 embroidery stitches including their variations.

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  • Each stitch is taught in fully diagrammed, step-by-step format
  • Clear diagrams to help you see exactly how to work the stitch, and concise written instructions explain each step
  • Photos of each finished stitch so you can see exactly what it should look like
  • Vibrant inspiration photos for each stitch to show you creative ways to use them
  • Diagrams showing how left-handers work each stitch, to compare the right- and left-handed methods. This is very useful for teachers of left-handed students. (We recommend that all left-handers have a copy of The Left-Handed Embroiderer's Companion)
  • Hints and tips to help you with tricky steps and techniques
  • A comprehensive range of surface stitches, counted thread stitches and needlepoint stitches including: antwerp edging, armenian edging, back, basque, braid edging, breton, bonnet stitch, bullion knot, buttonhole, cable, cable chain, cable plait, cast on, ceylon, chain, chevron, chinese knot, colonial knot, coral knot, couching, cretan, cross, diamond, diamond upright, drizzle, eyelets, feather, florentine, fly, four-sided, french knot, glove, gobelin, hedebo, hem, herringbone, hollie, jessica, long and short, loop, montenegrin, mountmellick, mountmellick thorn, needleweaving bars, norwich, nun, palestrina knot, parma, pearl, pin, plaited braid, queen, raised fishbone, rhodes, rope, rosette, running, satin, scottish, scroll, seed, sheaf filling, shisha, smockers' knot, split, spider web, stem, tent, thorn, trellis, turkey work, vandyke, wheat ear, woven picots... and many variations of these embroidery stitches!

With our clear step-by-step instructions you will quickly feel that you can master almost any embroidery stitch. No more searching for stitch diagrams on the internet or in books, as it is all right here in The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion. This is a stitch dictionary that makes it easy to learn all you need to know, and shows you exactly how to do it.

About Yvette Stanton

Yvette Stanton is a respected Australian embroidery teacher and award-winning needlewoman. Following the success of The Left-Handed Embroiderer's Companion, she learned that there was a new condition called 'left-handed envy'! She found that right-handers were jealous of the clear instructions and inspiring nature of the left-handed stitch dictionary. This book is to redress the imbalance and keep right-handers happy!

"I had been thinking of doing a stitch dictionary for some time, as through all my classes and previous books, I had quite a collection of stitches already written out in step-by-step style, with all their diagrams. It made sense to do the left-handed stitch dictionary first, as there was a huge gap in the market for a comprehensive left-handed stitch dictionary. But it was so popular that right-handers wanted their own version of that stitch dictionary. So here it is!"

Yvette has written books on Hardanger embroidery, merezhka embroidery , Mountmellick embroidery and Portuguese Whitework. Yvette teaches at shops around Australia, and is an accredited tutor with the NSW Embroiderers Guild.

Reader testimonials

Reader reviews of The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion are coming in from around the world:

The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion is exactly what the title promises it to be - a faithful companion for the embroiderer, just waiting to help you create the perfect stitch... It won't leave you wondering; it won't leave you confused about even the more complex stitches. There are plenty of 'diagram' stitch dictionaries out there that are 'ok' - but they aren't this thorough. Usually, diagrams only show the placement of the thread at the main points of movement in the stitch. This book goes well beyond that type of diagram, mapping every bit of the stitch out for you. So it's a great stitch dictionary for beginners and beyond. Mary Corbet,

While I put other stitch-how-to books back on the shelf, The Right Handed Embroiderer's Companion is near at hand all the time. It certainly is one of the best gifts that I have bought for myself. Sew Susie

Wow!!!! I have finally found the perfect embroidery book. I am ready to throw away or pass along all of my other book. The illustrations are perfect. Great purchase. Janet Wright

Having read and admired the 'Left Handed...' book I was pleased to get the right handed copy. The diagrams are clear and easy to follow and there are stitches that are not in my other stitch-source books. Wendy Parry, Australia

As with all Yvette's books it has superb attention to detail... This has just become my number one embroidery book. Karen Platt, UK

Best book ever for learning stitches. Illustrations simple and clear. I have many other books of this type and this one is ineede the best. Felicia A Siford

I've been doing needlework of all types for more than 40 years and this is the best all around handbook I've ever seen. Details are wonderful and it even has a diagram for a lefty. Claire Nardone

I have spent a few morning coffee breaks with this book in my lap and am enthralled. As I flip through these beautifully diagrammed pages my ideas run rampant. Amy Bunger, Amy's Golden Strand

These books are exceptionally clear in their directions and stitches are shown worked in all sorts of different ways and in samples to really give inspiration for their use. I am finding this book invaluable in my City and Guilds stitch samples. I have already got a few stitch dictionaries in my library, including the classics, but this is my first choice now as it is so bright and light and well indexed. Jennyflowerblue

The diagrams are really clear and along with the clearly written instructions it is almost as good as having one-to-one tuition. Acon "Crafter"

Both this book and its left-handed counterpart are amazing books. Very clear instructions and diagrams, easy to follow and inspiring. F. Pullen

Purchase 'The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion'

Order your copy of this fabulous stitch dictionary by Yvette Stanton, today. With such clear step-by-step instructions, you'll be mastering new stitches in no time. And that stitch that you've always had problems with? This stitch dictionary will help you to sort out all those problems! It should be every (right-handed) embroiderer's constant companion.

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'The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion' at a glance

The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion
The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion: A step-by-step stitch dictionary by Yvette Stanton
  • 160 pages
  • Paperback
  • 195 x 275 mm / 7 5/8 x 10 7/8 in
  • 170+ embroidery stitches shown step-by-step
  • over 1000 full colour photos and diagrams
  • Published August 2010
  • ISBN 978-0-9757677-4-0
The Right-Handed Embroiderer's Companion: A step-by-step stitch dictionary is the must-have stitching companion. You will refer to it again and again.
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