I've been meaning to write this post since my birthday last year. That was when I received this lovely book - a book that I had been looking forward to seeing published in English and which is now simply titled Pulled Thread Embroidery, by Marie-Helene Jeanneau.
It was originally available only in French.
And you may have guessed, this copy was my birthday present the previous year, so I now have both.
My comments about the original French version are in my blog post here and they all apply to the English book too. Besides the different covers, the two books have exactly the same excellent content - the stitches, the photographs, the diagrams and the layout. It's just the language that is different.
The diagrams are super informative - especially about how to construct the stitch and expertly turn at the end of a row. They also show what the back of the stitch should look like which I find very useful. In essence, it's an in-depth reference book of the essential pulled thread stitches and their variations as well as some unusual stitch combinations too. There are quite a few that I'd like to add to one of my stitch samplers.
If you wish to hone your technical stitch skills, this book well worth considering. My talented friend, Tricia Elvin-Jensen, who is also a most experienced pulled thread teacher, has said that it's without doubt the best pulled thread book that she has seen.
Do I gain in any way from telling you about this book? No. It's just a great book to refer to if pulled thread interests you.
'Till next time, take care in this topsy-turvy Covid world, and happy stitching!