The Ultimate A to Z Companion to 1,001 Needlecraft Terms

Applique, Crochet, Embroidery, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing and More

Marie Clayton

St. Martin's Griffin

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Not sure what a particlar word or instruction means in your sewing, knitting, or crochet pattern? Forgotten how to do that attractive embroidery stitch? Here is the ultimate A to Z guide to more than 1,001 terms used in these needlecrafts. This comprehensive reference book brims with definitions for applique, crochet, embroidery, knitting, quilting, and sewing.
 
Each entry provides a thorough definition for each of its applicable crafts, while terms are cross-referenced to their US or UK alternatives where appropriate. Furthermore, many of the techniques are not only described, but illustrated with sequences of the stitches needed to do them, using clear step-by-step diagrams.
 
From crafting enthusiasts to industry professionals, needlecrafters of all skill levels will find The Ultimate A to Z Companion to 1,001 Needlecraft Terms an invaluable reference tool--one they will turn to time and time again.

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Aabutted seamA seam used to join non-woven interfacings, in which the two edges are butted together over a narrow band of lightweight fabric underlay and a line of wide zigzag machine stitching down the join holds the two pieces together. A single line of straight stitching can be added at each side for extra security. 
acrylicA synthetic fabric or yarn made from polymer, which is lightweight, soft and warm with a wool-like feel. It is resistant to moths, oils and chemicals, but is prone to static and pilling.

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The Ultimate A to Z Companion to 1,001 Needlecraft Terms
Applique, Crochet, Embroidery, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing and More
Marie Clayton

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
December 2007
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ISBN: 9781429993999
ISBN10: 1429993995
192 pages, Black-and-white illustrations throughout
$7.99
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