Sandy’s Finishing Touches, A Step by Step Guide to Finishing Needlework


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Learning to finish your own needlework will never go out of style – this book is copyrighted 1991 and last re-printed in 2018 by Sandy Higgins. Her clear, concise directions will assist you in finishing your own pieces and is geared towards NEEDLEPOINT!!! She covers blocking and includes directions! Then you learn to finish pillows – welting, knife-edge, box, round box, irregular shapes, mitered inserts, mitered ribbon-trimmed and pouf pillows. Don’t forget important edging finishes such as ruffles, twisted cord, shirred cord, boxed strips, and zippers! She goes into Christmas finishing including ornaments – soft, hard – single mat and double mat, ball or egg shaped foam mounted, flat foam mounted, stockings with a cuff, a boxed stocking and mini stockings. Even Christmas wreaths are covered! Other projects covered include brick covers, 3 styles of eyeglass cases, bellpulls, coasters, standing weighted figures and doll house rugs. Then she finishes with special effects such as loops and chair ties, tassels, twisted cord trims, the binding stitch, Kathleen’s stitch, how to tie a bow (I’ve used this one!) and mitered corners. If you want to save on finishing and do it yourself, get this book! It’s worth the cost even if you only use it ONCE!!!

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