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The Needleworker's Companion by Shay Pendray

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Shay Pendray's Needleworker's Companion

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The Bottom Line

Shay Pendray's Needleworker's Companion is a small book packed with helpful information about various types of needlework, including Cross Stitch. The books will be especially helpful for stitchers who are looking to advance their stitching knowledge and skills.
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  • Filled with Helpful Basic Information
  • Overviews of Various Types of Needlework
  • Descriptions of Necessary Tools
  • Tips and Hints for Fixing Mistakes, Finishing, and Cleaning
  • Stitch Diagrams


  • Flip Book Design Is Awkward


  • Helpful resources for stitchers looking to advance stitching knowledge and skills.
  • Instructions for care and use of fabric, thread, needles, and other tools.
  • Information about needlework styles related to Cross Stitch.

Guide Review - The Needleworker's Companion by Shay Pendray

This Needleworker's Companion will be useful for any stitcher. The information is laid out in an easy to read format with instructive illustrations and diagrams. Helpful hints and tips are sprinkled throughout the text.

Topics covered include:
  • Various Types of Needlework
  • Fabric Types
  • Threads
  • Needles and Tools
  • Transferring a Design To Fabric or Canvas
  • Mounting Fabric
  • Starting and Ending a Thread
  • Sinking Needle
  • Starting to Stitch
  • Stitch Diagrams
  • Fixing Mistakes
  • Finishing and Cleaning Needlework
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