Create beautiful needlework with this complete illustrated guide to stitching. The perfect reference for embroidery, needlepoint, dressmaking, canvas work or other needlecrafts. Find advice on what thread, needles or fabric will work with which stitches and take a look at over 200 decorative and practical stitches with ideas on how and where to use them. Step-by-step instructions and detailed working photographs will help you understand exactly how to create any stitch and what it should look like. Invaluable for beginners, and full of ideas for the accomplished stitcher.