My Library 3
I have the most wonderful DH, and this is one of two books he gave me for Christmas.
It is a companion book to this one, which I already had:
When I got the Embroidery Stitch book, I don't know why, I just assumed it was an Australian edition of an English book, but now looking at the silk ribbon one, I think they may have both come out of Australia, but assume they are distributed elsewhere as well.
The Silk Ribbon Embriodery Bible is by Joan Gordan (who appears to be Australian), as was published in 2005 by Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0 7318 1261 1. It is 256 pages, hard cover, bound with the most wonderful large spring, that means it opens flat.
Two of the Australians who have designs in are Robyn Alexander (from Colourstreams) and Jenny Bennett (Jenny Bee from Sale, near me).
The Embroidery Stitch Bible, by Betty Barnden (who appears to be English), was published 2003 (I have the 2004 reprint), by Simon & Schuster, ISBN 0 7318 1175 5, and is 256 pages, also in the same lovely binding - which is what attracted me to it first. This one was $(Aust)36.95
The thing I like about these books is that there are heaps of very-easy-to-follow instructions. I was a bit thrown in the silk ribbon one to see Pistil Stitch called "extended French Knot", but I guess I can live with that sort of thing - happens all over the place.
I don' know if there are any others in the series - there in nothing in either to indicate, but I have a funny feeling I have seen a "Quilter's Bible" or similar in the same format.
Anyone know of any others???? Because I was really happy to add this one to my bookshelf.