"It's what you learn, after you know it all, that counts!"

While computers are amazing, the internet programming language to date cannot recognize the format of my stitch diagrams and line illustrations - vector graphics. To maintain the illustration quality, you will be required to view all topics on Techniques in Adobe's Acrobat Reader. After viewing a PDF file, close the program (the "X" in the upper right corner of Adobe Reader's window) and you will be returned to this website.

Jane Zimmerman - Needlework Designer/Teacher/Author
Jane Zimmerman - Needlework Designer/Teacher/Author
Jane Zimmerman - Needlework Designer/Teacher/Author
Jane D Zimmerman - Needlework Designer/Teacher/Author
TECHNIQUES

FREE INTERNET PUBLICATION

Over the next year I will be adding regularly to the publication -
Needlework Techniques .
 This publication will be offered in a series of chapters in the PDF format.
You can print all the information, this for your personal use only.
Bookmark this page and check back periodically to view what has been added.

NEEDLEWORK TECHNIQUE CHAPTERS

My first Needlework History chapter is the Medieval Embroidery Technique of Or Nue  so I decided to offer instructions on the working of this incredible style of embroidery that I began teaching over 30 years ago, including how to adapt the technique for use on needlepoint canvas.

In 1980 the revised edition of my self-publication The Techniques of Metal Thread Embroidery was released, remaining in print until the early 1990s;our knowledge of Asian embroidery was very limited at that time so the techniques are exclusively western ones. I have received many requests to reprint this publication in recent years so I will gradually release at least the major portion of the book, with its hand-drawn, pre-computer illustrations and typewriter-text, to the internet audience. Due to digital image-makers, some chapters now can be supplemented with color photographs. The text and the illustrations are dated because it will be given to you as images scanned directly from the original document.

After viewing a PDF file in Adobe Reader, close the program (the "X" in the upper right corner of Adobe Reader's window) and you will be returned to this website.

These free internet publications will be written in stages. CLICK on the topic of interest - those that are highlighted are currently available:

CHAPTER 1 -   The Traditional Technique of Or Nue.
CHAPTER 2 -   Adaptation of the Technique of Or Nue to Needlepoint Canvas.

CHAPTER 3 -   The Techniques of Metal Thread Embroidery
                          The Metal Threads,Materials and Equipment, Preparation and General Techniques.

CHAPTER 4 -   The Techniques of Metal Thread Embroidery (cont.)
                          Techniques for Japanese Metal - Part I and Part II.

CHAPTER 5 -   The Techniques of Metal Thead Embroidery (cont.)
                          Techniques for Japanese Metal - Part III.
                      
CHAPTER 6 -   The Techniques of Metal Thread Emboidery (cont.)
                          Techniques for Other Metals - Part IV.

CHAPTER 7 -   The Techniques of Metal Thread Embroidery (cont.)
                          Techniques of Raised Work - Part V.

CHAPTER 8 -    General Techniques of Pulled Thread Embroidery

CHAPTER 9 -    Some Pulled Work Stitches

CHAPTER 10 -  The Technique of Assisi Embroidery

CHAPTER 11 -   Proficiency with Basketweave Stitch

CHAPTER 12 -   "Spanish Work" - What is Spanish Stitch?

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