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Another of the excellent Milner Craft Series books from Australia. Given all the current interest in textured stitches, silk ribbon stitching and raised stitches (stump work), I thought this would be a good book to add to my collection of out-of-print books.
Indeed, this has proven to be a poular book. Leading, once again, to it's increasing rarity. To keep stock in this book I am having to buy it, used, from the UK.
There are no currently in-print books on these stitches, as far as I know. The only other book about this is 2000's (now out of print) A-Z of Bullion Stitches which for some reason is commanding a huge price on the used book market.
The subtitle is "From Roses To Wildflowers".
To quote (and paraphrase) from the back cover
"In this, her 6th book, Jenny Bradford features fresh applications for the ever-popular Bullion stitch. Using this stitch, as well as some knots and satin stitches, she has created many attractive designs in raised embroidery."
Of course, everything here is applicable to Needlepoint. In looking through the book, I see that a beginner to embroidery in general and to these stitches could use this book. It begins at the beginning (always good, that) with a materials needed chapter. Then the basic stitches.
The next section is a primer on how to fashion the basic flowers. Using this you could design your own. Then there are 18 projects.
The directions for each are comprehensive, very complete. The sketches and templates easy to understand. Most are in black and white.
There is a section of full color pictures in the center of the book, showing the finished projects.
A useful book. I would recommend it to any stitcher interested in embellishment.
This is a glossy cover paperbound book published by Sally Milner Publishing, Australia in 1991. It was re-printed 3 times in 1991, twice in 1992, twice in 1993 and in 1994. I don't know which printing this copy is from.
It has 73 pages.
Bullion Stitch Embroidery is in Very Good condition. The cover shows almost no wear and the pages inside are also Vey Good. The spine is tight.