Friday, February 1, 2008

STITCH with the Embroiderers Guild

Hey, I'll take a clear diagram over lengthy text instructions any day. But give me a clear diagram and CONCISE instructions? I'm in craft heaven!

So yesterday I was working on some tutorial illustrations, trying to make them as clear, concise and non-repetitive as possible. After 5 minutes, when my brain got tired, I bailed and went surfing for a surface technique I hadn't tried, and found Bokhara Couching at the site below, a rediscovered gem of a resource for embroidery (and there's lots more there besides the stitches).

Take a look at this page of stitch instructions from (like the headline says) the Embroiderers Guild:

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