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Mountmellic Embroidery is another form of white-on-white or broderie blanc stitchery. Mountmellick uses texture to create beautiful natural designs and effects.
To quote (and paraphrase) Pat Trott: " Mountmellick is always white on white and its beauty is shown to advantage by the way the light falls on the sculptured stitchery......The Mountmellick technique is very bold and textured, and can be recognized by the following characteristics: It's always white on white There are no drawn threads, open work spaces or eyelets It has contrast: smooth satin stitch against padded and knotted stitchery and cotton satin fabrics Fairly large scale natural floral design"
The book begins with fabric, threads, frames, and needles. Then a list of other materials needed, about what you might expect. All pictures are full color, even the stitches are shown in color, making it easy to learn them.
There are 13 stitches shown step-by-step. There are 4 pages on how to create knitted fringes. Then instruction on getting started and the process, very detailed.
The Beginner's Guide to Montmellick Embroidery has 2 full projects, beginning with templates and then very detailed instructions.
7 pages of design templates are at the end of the book. This book is incredibly detailed, the instruction is precise. An absolute beginner could learn this (and more) from this book.
First published by Search Press, UK in 2002 This is the 2012 re-print edition. It is a new glossy. cover paperbound book with 64 pages.