Author(s): Yvette Stanton
Introduces a unique drawn thread embroidery originating from Poltava in Ukraine.
www.karenplatt.co.uk: A whitework counted thread form of embroidery that has great appeal. Yvette Stanton is one of my favourite embroiderers and all her books are well worth buying. Why not explore this fantastic type of embroidery with Yvette's aid? In this book, Yvette provides an introduction to Merezhka Poltavaska as it is known in the Ukraine. She then discusses the materials and equipment and how to prepare fabric for sewing. In chapters two and three, you learn the drawn counted thread method by making two samplers. The photographs guide and instructions are clear and guide you through the process. In chapter four you learn additional techniques and in chapter five you should now have mastered your way to producing the additional projects. Try your hand at a bookmark, bell pull, scissors case, miniature pillow, doily, table runner or handbag. All the projects are exquisite and work as testimony not only to Yvette Stanton's skill as a teacher, but as a designer too. I'm sure this book will be much appreciated by anyone interested in embroidery.