My reviews are listed below, but you can also click on this link to buy & find reviews of even more Drawn Thread Books
(Titles are listed A-Z by author. Check side bar for links to book reviews covering different stitch techniques. Please feel free to add comments – especially if you disagree with me!)
BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO DRAWN THREAD EMBROIDERY by PATRICIA BAGE
The author’s wonderful step-by-step diagrams, charts, photos and instructions lead you through to mastery of the art of drawn thread embroidery, without even realising you are accomplishing something that is supposed to be ‘difficult’! You can learn a catalogue of beautiful stitches from basic to more advanced, regardless of whether you are new to counted thread embroidery or not. The instructions are simply told/shown and easy to follow, without being condescending.
A selection of stitch sampler projects are also included. If you are a fan of Patricia Bage’s embroidery patterns under the name of Patricia Ann Designs, you know what to expect and you won’t be disappointed. (The book is also a whole lot more economical than buying four individual chart packs or kits!) This book successfully finds the balance between projects and reference, making a wonderful addition to any stitcher’s library, beginner or not!
Links to some more drawn thread books that I don’t currently own & have not read:
There don’t seem to be many books available on drawn thread embroidery, at the moment. However, it’s worth looking out for Linda Driskell’s heirloom drawn thread sampler series of books (find in craft shops rather than book stores). They are project books, but the samplers are samplers in the traditional, educational sense in that you are actually learning stitches with each band.