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The full title for this clever little book is:
Why Not Embroider Letters? Using Different Styles & Techniques.
Quoting from the back cover of the book "gives embroiderers the opportunity to explore the world of letters."
" A complete alphabet based on simple designs and stitches will get you going."
"another alphabet with each letter individually designed and each involving a different embroidery technique."
"more alphabets are provided are provided enabling the reader, though needle and thread, to create his/her entirely individual designs."
After reading this I looked to see if this book has been written in a different language, then translated. No, it was written (however badly the back blurbs are written) in English and Published in the UK.
Despite some awkward text, this is an interesting book. The book begins with Annie's Alphabet. The letters are all the same, in design but each one is embellished differently. They are interesting and attractive. There is a template for the exact letters used.
There are a few pages with Cross-Stitch letters done both in Cross-Stitch, one variation as surface embroider over the Cross-Stitch, another as "shaded" letters and finally lower case shaded numbers.
There are 5 Alternative Alphabet Templates. These and the other Templates can be photocopied and easily made larger. The authors also encourage you to find more Templates on-line.
The final Alphabet is a show stopper. it is called Daphne's Embroidered Letters. Each letter shows a beautifully done letter, with most of them on wonderful backgrounds. Some of the backgrounds are Bargello .
You are given a complete of materials, equipment needed, prep and line by line how to embroider (or do) each letter.
Each letter is different, each provides a different idea. All are gorgeous, of course some are more gorgeous then others.
All of these designs would work for Needlepoint, as well.
The text and directions are fine, clearly written with no "happy talk filler" (if you know what I mean.)
Self-Published by the authors in 2002. This a glossy paperbound book with a metal spiral binding. The pages are a heavier weight glossy stock than is usually used. ("usually used" , who am i to comment on others writing). The book has 112 pages.