Enjoy the confidence of knowing basic stitches, then let your stitching spirit play with pattern and form. Stitching is fun, exhilarating and artistic. For several years, stitch artist Ruth Chandler has looked for just the right stitch reference. Tired of looking, she decided to create the stitch handbook herself, and here it is! Modern Hand Stitching offers you 128 pages of stitches and inspiration for practice, playing and creating! Six chapters (straight, cross, and chain stitches; knots and couching; making a stitch sampler) all include dozens of variations and a complete gallery of stitching inspirations.