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Stitch Sampler Alphabet


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Stitch Sampler Alphabet: Decorative Initials in a Variety of Stitches is a 120-page PDF featuring a beautiful alphabet embroidered with 18 basic stitches in over 65 combinations.

With Stitch Sampler Alphabet, you will learn how to combine basic stitches into composites and combinations that are surprisingly easy, fun, and stunning!

The book features instructions for stitching any letter; close up photos of each stitched sample, with a complete materials list and stitch layout guide; a complete stitch dictionary with step-by-step photos and instructions for all the stitches used in the alphabet; patterns for all the letters, in clean, bold lines for easy tracing; and a resource list for the supplies used in the samples.

You will find Stitch Tips throughout the e-book to give you further ideas to explore and to guide you in embroidering your own unique decorative initials.

The wonderful thing about Stitch Sampler Alphabet is that it provides you with practically unlimited variety. You can mix and match the stitch combinations, you can substitute your favorite types of threads, you can select your favorite color schemes.

You can apply the techniques in the book to other letter styles, as well as to all kinds of stitchery, beyond decorative initials. You can use the stitches and combinations in the book anywhere you would embroider a decorative line!

More details about the contents of Stitch Sampler Alphabet can be viewed here.

The PDF may be viewed on any compatible device. Anywhere you can open a PDF, you can open Stitch Sampler Alphabet.

The PDF is interactive. You can click on the links within the PDF to jump straight to stitch instructions. The Table of Contents is interlinked as well, so that you can jump straight to the sections you want to browse. You can also view the PDF in thumbnail view, to navigate easily from section to section.

When viewing on your computer or other compatible device, you can also zoom in on the high resolution photos to see minute details.

Stitch Sampler Alphabet is printable. You can print it from your home printer or take it to a printing service to have a personal copy printed. You can print the whole book, or only the pages you need.

Stitch Sampler Alphabet will be delivered to you as a PDF via a download link you will receive in your email shortly after placing your order.

The PDF is 88MB, so it is large, and it may take a while to download. If you have any problems at all with your download, simply reply to the email you received and the problem will be fixed or the download link we be sent a different way.

You must download the file first on your computer (PC or Mac) and then sync your devices from there.

Please be sure to enter your correct delivery email address during the checkout process, to ensure prompt delivery.

If you don't receive your download link within half an hour of placing your order, please contact me at mary(at)needlenthread(dot)com.

Refund Policy on E-Books

Due to the automatic delivery of download links and the digital nature of e-books, there are no refunds on e-books. Thanks for understanding!