Every time a new embroidery book is published, a huge collective sigh of disappointment emerges from that most neglected group of embroiderers; the left-handers. This book should put a big smile on their faces as it has been written specifically for that 10% of the population.
Being in the minority, left-handers have had to make do with trying to follow directions written for right-handers, flipping or mirror-imaging instructions to gain some understanding of the stitching process.
In an embroidery class, the usual practice is for the left-hander to sit opposite the right-handed teacher, again trying to follow the stitching sequence. Neither of these situations is terribly satisfactory so Yvette, herself a left-hander, has written this perfect solution.
This book is a stitch dictionary aimed solely at those who stitch left-handed. It contains clear and comprehensive step-by-step stitch diagrams of working each stitch, plus a coloured image of what the stitch will look like when finished.
There are more than one hundred and seventy different stitches, surface, counted and needlepoint, plus variations, and each diagram is supported by written instructions. There are also hints and tips to help with those aspects of a stitch that may be a little tricky.
Soft cover and a handy size, this book is the ideal companion for the left-handed embroiderer, whether in the classroom or at home, and is sure to become a favourite.
Soft cover, 160 pages.