Allow leading Australian embroidery designer and needlework teacher, Yvette Stanton, to be your own personal tutor as she teaches you the basics and beyond of this historic embroidery technique. Merezhka Poltavska is whitework embroidery from the region of Poltava in Ukraine. It is a counted thread embroidery that appeals to stitchers of cross stitch and Hardanger. This full colour, step-by-step guide with over 300 clear diagrams and photos, will lead you from beginner to advanced merezhka stitcher.
Yvette Stanton is the publisher and designer behind Vetty Creations. She has a passion for whitework embroidery, and a passion for sharing it with others. Yvette has written three books on whitework, one of them with her twin sister, Prue Scott. Yvette is an accredited tutor with the Embroiderers Guild of NSW, and teaches embroidery classes, specialising in whitework at shops and guild groups around Australia. Yvette Stanton and Prue Scott are award-winning embroiderers with over 15 years' experience of producing beautiful intricate embroideries. Both Prue and Yvette have a particular love for whitework embroidery. Prue is also a trained botanist and botanical artist, and her beautiful designs are a feature of this book. Yvette's previous book, Elegant Hardanger Embroidery was published in 2002 by Simon & Schuster (Kangaroo Press). Both authors live in Sydney. Visit Yvette's blogspot at http://vettycreations.com.au/white-threads/