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eBook White Work: Techniques and 188 Designs (Dover Embroidery, Needlepoint) ePub

by Carter Houck

eBook White Work: Techniques and 188 Designs (Dover Embroidery, Needlepoint) ePub
Author: Carter Houck
Language: English
ISBN: 0486236951
ISBN13: 978-0486236957
Publisher: Dover Publications (January 1, 1979)
Pages: 64
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Subcategory: Crafts
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 372
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In reality white work can be performed at all levels of expertise; even more important, Ms. Houck shows that superb results can be achieved without laborious practice and prodigious technique. From these pages white work emerges as a vibrant and continually evolving form of contemporary embroidery that is both beautiful in itself and valuable for its myriad uses.

From these pages white work emerges as a vibrant and continually evolving form of contemporary embroidery that is both beautiful in itself and valuable for its myriad uses.

White Work by Carter Houck This thorough guide to the elegant form of. .

White Work by Carter Houck This thorough guide to the elegant form of contemporary embroidery features illustrated instructions and patterns for 20 stitches, plus 188 embroidery patterns keyed to those stitches. Includes magnificent florals, repeats and. VitalSource. White Work: Techniques and 188 Designs (Dover Embroidery, Needlepoint) by coolcraftbook on Etsy. Hand Embroidery French Knot Second Hand Sewing Embroidery Machines.

Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. This thorough guide to the elegant form of contemporary embroidery features illustrated instructions and patterns for 20 stitches, plus 188 embroidery patterns keyed to those stitches. See all 6 brand new listings. White Work: Techniques and 188 Designs by Dover Publications Inc. (Paperback, 1979). Brand new: lowest price.

White Work : Techniques and 188 Designs. As a result, the book acts as a self-contained guide to white work that can transform blouses, cuffs, collars, scarves, place settings, curtains, or any embroidery medium into treasures of heirloom quality. Format Paperback 64 pages. Dimensions 210 x 279 x 5mm 200g. Publication date 01 Jul 1979. Publisher Dover Publications Inc.

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In dozens of countries and in hundreds of varieties, the venerable craft of white work has become a byword for the ultimate form of needlework elegance. Its 3,000-year history encompasses every conceivable form of garment and decorative linen, from peasant blouses to papal vestments and the bridal gowns of queens; it appears in many guises as the favored embroidery of needleworkers from Denmark to South Africa, from England to the Philippines.Unfortunately, white work has frequently been neglected in the United States because of its underserved reputation as a difficult form of embroidery — the type of work that, as author Carter Houck states, is never seen "beyond the glass cases of a museum." In reality white work can be performed at all levels of expertise; even more important, Ms. Houck shows that superb results can be achieved without laborious practice and prodigious technique. From these pages white work emerges as a vibrant and continually evolving form of contemporary embroidery that is both beautiful in itself and valuable for its myriad uses.Ms. Houck assumes no previous knowledge of white work and provides complete information on materials, pattern-transferring techniques, and instructions and diagrams for over 20 stitches: the simple chain stitch and running stitch; satin stitches and French knots; and more difficult "virtuoso" techniques like the Star and Shadow.Following the instructions are 40 pages of magnificent patterns, including florals, repeats, abstract designs, spot and corner decorations in a wide variety of sizes and moods, and two complete sets of alphabets for use as monograms. For each design Ms. Houck has suggested a stitch or stitches that produce optimal effects. As a result, the book acts as a self-contained guide to white work that can transform blouses, cuffs, collars, scarves, place settings, curtains, or any embroidery medium into treasures of heirloom quality.

MEGA FREEDY
This book has surprisingly large number of patterns. I bought a Kindle edition. It allows the ability to enlarge on the screen. From here you can take an iPad picture then print it on your printer. From there you are able to transfer pattern to a grid using paint or your favorite paint program. Now you can easily complete your project using the weave of your fabric to match the grid. Nice!
Wild Python
This book, a great disappointment, is part of the Dover "reproduction" series (ca. 1978). It would be of interest to the needleworker who is interested in late Victorian designs, as they come from a collection published ca. 1900 ("The Chief Pattern Book of Embroidery Patterns for the Improvement of Artistic Embroidery on Linens and the Promotion of Good Handicrafts," Nuremberg, Germany: Johann Merkenthaler).

As such, there is little instructional material for those who wish to learn these techniques (principally cutwork with satin stitch and "bridges" & line work with stem/backstitch). There are diagrams, perhaps from the first edition, but they have no numbers to indicate where component stitches begin and end, although with the basic nature of them, the needleworker with a little experience will be able to figure them out.

Stitches include stem stitch, backstitch, straight stitch (i.e., satin stitch), lazy daisy, running, long & short (long & short satin), seed (short satin), padded satin (guess what?), buttonhole/overcast, feather, star (Smyrna cross with arms of different lengths), herringbone, couching, and a few others.

Instruction pages include a brief history, how to transfer the patterns (air- and water-disappearing markers; tailor's chalk; embossing; BUT pouncing - the historical technique - is not mentioned!), and thread/fabric/hoops. Not a lot, folks, and certainly no step-by-step or how to incorporate the designs into modern work (such as table or bed linen). The "188 designs" are there but no "techniques".

If you are looking for instruction in whitework/cutwork techniques, this book is useless.

In place of this book, I recommend Thérèse deDillmont's "Encyclopedia of Needlework" (ca. 1884). It is now titled "The Complete DMC Encyclopedia of Needlework," Running Press, various years, incl. 1978). This historic book has many how-to and in-progress diagrams of the techniques, plus alphabets and other design elements. If you purchase Houck's book, consider it an adjunct to the deDillmont and containing patterns without instruction. (The deDillmont covers a multiplicity of different techniques, not just whitework.) mb
Xellerlu
So many designs allowing you to create your own arrangements and motifs. Very helpful in planning new projects. This is not a book of instructions although there are the obligatory pictures of various embroidery stitches to help the novice.

I bought this because I want to do a large candlewicking project and wasn't having any luck with designing it and I'm very well pleased with this book.
SlingFire
I love this book for the designs! If you are looking for White Work eye candy you will be disappointed it has no photographs of white work other than the front cover. This is a simple book and if you look at the price it reflects that as well. Still it is a wonderful book just for the designs alone, which can be used with any embroidery not just in white work. I enjoyed reading about the history and how stitches are used for white work. The only thing that really makes white work any different is that it is done in all white thread on white fabric and when you work in 1 color you need to use different stitches to create texture and make your embroidery interesting.

The author suggests stitches for use with the patterns but they are only recommendations. I do wish there was a few examples to "see" what has been explained but that is not needed in order to use the patterns or to try creating your own white work.

Overall for the price this book is worth it for the patterns and a little bit of white work history and ideas.
Quttaro
These patterns are much clearer and nicer than I expected. I have paid a good bit more, for a good bit less. They also do not have to be done in all white, although white on white and white on pastels is lovely, I did some of the corner patterns in colors, and they were nice too.
Dugor
New to White Work? Try this book and it will help you overcome any fears, concerns regarding how to approach white work techniques. I am happy to have purchased this book and added it to my sewing library. I think you will feel the same, if you purchase a copy for yourself. The transaction was smooth, the shipping was quick and I am delighted with my purchase.
Dagdatus
The book has some interesting ideas and instructions. I'm sure I'll use it in the future. I was hoping for a little more in the way of illustrations, but will keep the book.
The only difficulty this book would present would be transferring the patterns given by Carter Houck from one page of paper to tracing paper. I would have loved to see perforations along the spine of the book to ease the tearing out of the patterns I would trace. And I would have appreciated mention of such transferring materials as the widely available transfer pencils. Apart from those considerations, the patterns were lovely, and I can hardly wait to get to work on them.
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