Updated November 19, 2021.
The third in this series of handy books, quick stitch variations is so packed with ideas, I just love it.
We all know that it’s easy to vary stitches to create new looks but how inventive are we when we do it?
I know I’m not inventive at all. But this book helps me by giving me so many wonderful ideas.
As in the other books, there are 48 “stitches,” loosely defined.
Some of them are a single stitch pattern made up of several different stitches. Others are a single stitch that is colored in different ways to create a new look. Other pages, my favorite ones, have several variations of a single stitch, often using more than one thread.
The illustrations are clear. Done in black and white, it’s easy to tell one symbol from another. That’s true even when several variations are charted on one page.
For many of the complex patterns, a single unit is outlined with a fine dashed line. That’s a small thing, but one that makes the pattern understandable. Sometimes a single unit is diagrammed in a smaller chart below the text.
Accompanying each page is text. For pages with several variations, specific information on them may be included. When this happens both the text and the diagram are labeled with a letter.
The text gives stitching hints, explains the patterns, and tells you about the variations, depending on the stitch or pattern. Without being too wordy, the text is just enough to make everything clear.
I’m in love with this little book and I’m using it in my projects.
You’ll love it too.
The book is available at many needlework shops. I bought mine from APneedlearts.com. Many shops have this book labeled with the name of the shop.