With step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, this volume is designed to encourage readers to try new techniques, explore new horizons and - above all - to experiment with their embroidery.
A valuable resource for the wool embroiderer containing a wealth of stitch guidelines, and embroidery patterns and motifs to follow - ranging from delicate flowers to intricate forest animal designs. Detailed instructions and clear, step-by-step photographs lead the reader through the process from great beginnings to happy endings. * Over 40 designs to follow * More than 60 key wool embroidery stitches to master * Beautiful floral designs and endearing animal motifs * For the keen amateur and the accomplished embroiderer alike * A valuable addition to the keen needleworker's library of A-Z guides
This is an alphabetical, step-by-step guide to the sewing machine and its uses, with a lively and enthusiastic text that will encourage anyone who sews to make the most of their machine. The book includes sections on all aspects of the sewing machine, including braids, cords, cutwork, embroidery, hems, lace, patchwork, piping, quilting and many more.
Every smocking stitch is explained for beginners with step by step photographs. Includes examples and new or little-known techniques to appeal to experienced smockers. Learn how to pleat and block a garment, create ribbon weaving, counterchange, template and freeform smocking and more.
14 quick and easy projects, including baby gifts, clothing and homewares, will inspire both the beginner and the time-poor, experienced needlecrafter to pick up a needle and thread and embellish everyday items using ribbons, buttons, beads and braids.