Greeting Card - Paper Craft - Crafty - Modern Origami
Origami - Coloring - Journaling - Stationery
Got an embroidery problem you can't solve?
Curious to know more about a specific technique?
What to learn how to achieve a variety of decorative effects. Freedom Embroidery 200 Q7A will come to your rescue with answers to 200 questions that cover a wide range of embroidery tropics
- Questions meet the needs of both beginners and experience embroideries
- Helpful advice from a leading expert on all aspects of embroidery
- Clear, detailed illustrations help explain specific techniques and effects
- Chapter cover tools and equipment, decorative stitches, applique, design, knotting, beading weaving, useful stitches and much more
Designed with the absolute beginner in mind, this book also serves as an excellent refresher course. It offers a handy guide to embroidery by both hand and machine, with practical advice on equipment, materials, methods, and techniques. Readers receive step-by-step instruction for preparing and matching threads and fabrics, working with hoops and frames, and transferring designs. An illustrated stitch directory shows how to complete more than 70 types of stitches, arranged by families for ease of reference. Simple practice projects are provided for making a bag keeper and a peacock cushion cover.
Designed for the beginning to intermediate embroiderer, this workshop-in-a-book presents the basic concepts of this gentle art, and puts them to immediate use in creating a lidded box, striking evening bag, garden-themed journal cover, and more. Learn to select fabrics and transfer patterns, and the best ways to use common stitches.
Save hours of frustration with the help of a complete section on project problem-solving. Increasing or decreasing scale is covered, as is color and perspective, and there are great tips for deciding when to use a jump stitch or a camouflage stitch, and ideas for embellishing other crafts with silk ribbon.
Additional information is provided for selecting background treatments and fabrics that can add interest to any project.
About the Author
Helen Dafter is an acclaimed and internationally renowned embroiderer. She runs her own successful embroidery business selling designs and kits.
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