6 Creative Projects : CD with 26 Designs : Unleash Your Embroidery Machine's Potential
Author: Patty Albin
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Every quilter who owns or wants to own an embroidery machine needs this book! 6 classic projects with an elegant twist Inspiration for both beginners and experienced machine embroiderers Interpret favourite techniques like applique and embellishment in embroidery Advice on using the wonderful threads now available Includes CD with all the designs needed for the projects.
Break the rules with a sewing style that's all about irresistibly rough edges, uneven stitching and mismatched fabric! Step into the studio of popular textile designer Poppy Treffry, as she demonstrates how to create quirky, fun and memorable sewing projects using freehand machine embroidery, in this follow up to her first book Free and Easy Stitch Style. Learn to draw and doodle with your sewing machine, using scraps of new, used and vintage fabrics for one-of-a-kind creations. This book will make you look at your sewing machine in a whole new light - not just as a maker of curtains and tablecloths, but as an artist's tool. As you work your way through the steps and become more confident with the techniques, you'll be able to make your sewing machine do things you never thought it could! Poppy guides you through the basics, from getting to grips with your sewing machine and setting the right tension to choosing fabrics and hooping up ready to stitch. She then demonstrates how the core techniques, including outlining, shading and applique, are used to create pictures with charm. She shows how layering fabric pieces and leaving edges to fray add to the unique and personal effect. Once you have mastered the techniques, 16 projects allow you to put your new skills to use to make practical and desirable sewn objects. Make your own embroidered craft kit in the Getting Crafty chapter, with needlecase, pincushion, sewing kit and knitting bag designs. Create beautiful gifts for little ones in the New Arrivals chapter, with a tooth fairy pillow pouch, baby bib, nursery wall hanging and quilted baby blanket. Set the stage for a celebration in the Party Time chapter, with nautical bunting, place name tags, a party bag and a stunning tablecloth design. Finally, have a great getaway with the Happy Holidays chapter, with designs for a sunglasses case, bookmark, wash bag and beach backpack. With style and substance, these charming project ideas are sure to excite and inspire you. Step-by-step instructions, helpful illustrations and photographs combine with a fresh design to offer you a new twist in needlecrafting.
Nancy Zieman, the nation's most recognized and revered sewing expert, teaches aspiring and experienced embroiders everything they need to know to master this craft. An easy-to-understand tutorial explains the basics of machine embroidery, and detailed photos and illustrations depict every step of using these machines for top-notch results. Readers will learn about what tools are needed, how to organize the embroidery area, types of machines, designs, templating/positioning, software, stabilizers, hooping fabrics, trouble shooting and finishing touches. The book also shows readers how to apply those skills as they use machine embroidery to embellish everything from hats and shirts to blankets and towels. Easy-to-follow tutorial for beginners in machine embroidery Features a glossary of common terms Provides inspiration or moving beyond the basics into more advanced projects
Embroidering with a sewing machine is exciting, immediate and affordable; this practical book shows you how to do it. Packed with encouraging advice, it introduces the sewing machine before explaining how to design, plan and make your own embroideries and turn them into finished items to treasure. Topics covered include: learning how to set up the machine and carry out basic cleaning and maintenance; discovering which thread types, fabrics and mixed media elements are most suitable for machine embroideries; exploring how to use the pressure foot to turn functional utility stitches into exciting surface decoration; working freely with dropped feeder teeth and an embroidery foot, and learning how to alter the tension to create different effects and finally, using soluble film to enhance your pictures, and stitch realistic thread paintings of landscape, animal and bird embroideries. With over 900 colour photographs and illustrations, it is the perfect companion for both those new to machine embroidery and those looking for new ideas and inspiration.
Pamela Watts explores all the techniques with infectious enthusiasm, showing how to work the stitches, adjust tension, layer fabrics, develop surfaces, build up texture, create lacy effects with water soluble fabric and more. Step-by-step photographs accompany a series of projects which are designed to improve skills and the book is packed with expert advice on all aspects of machine embroidery. A final section takes you beyond fabrics into using metal, mesh, handmade paper and more. Vibrant and exciting designs can be created easily using these materials. The effect is stunning when they are combined with soft and transparent fabrics, and lustrous threads.
I do not know how long ago embroidery started but I think through the centuries, women have turned to needlecraft and embroidery for pleasure. My Grandmother told us that in her days the young ladies did not work and was taught to do needlework and embroidery. Although times have changed and the love for embroidery still remains strong, women sadly neglects this art as they do not have time. The sewing machine is a quicker medium for embroidery and decorative stitching. You can make a room look homely, cosy and beautiful with needlework and embroidery, it can be embroidered table cloths, runners, cushions, table mats, wall hangings, pictures, bed linen and many more. All these things can become possible to you by taking each page step by step and practice the various stitches and methods. To those who are already experienced machinists, sewing machine embroidery will be much easier. Others may find it a little more difficult, but it can be overcome with a lot of practice and perseverance. This type of machine embroidery needs a lot of practice, but, once having acquired control of the machine and embroidery hoop, there is no end to the possibilities of the work that can be done. I hope that the sewing machine no longer will be regarded as the machine for sewing hems, mending, curtains and dressmaking, but be the means for enjoyment in producing beautiful, machine embroidery for the home and family.
"Turn your embroidery machine into a block-piecing machine! With Larisa's designs, you can piece in the hoop! All you have to do is add fabric and flip - the embroidery machine does all the sewing for you. This method results in fast, precise blocks every time!"--Back cover.
A collection of designs and projects using an embroidery machine. There are 14 craft projects including a lap quilt, detail utility pail, placemats and flower-pot holders. The accompanying CD-ROM features 40 embroidery designs that can be imported into any embroidery machine.
Filled with exciting projects, this book is a how-to guide for textile artists looking to learn all the methods and techniques they need to begin "painting with threads" using their own home sewing machine. This is destined to become a classic handbook, with chapters covering all the basics, including tools and materials; methods and techniques; using your sewing machine; experimenting with threads, fabrics, and colors; and creating your own designs and presenting your work. It will inspire enthusiastic beginners with limited textiles skills, as well as engage more experienced textile artists who wish to understand and adopt new techniques. The book is like taking a series of technique-based master classes, with step-by-step photographs to illustrate each stage of the process.
Simple Steps to Beautiful Results from Your Embroidery Machine. Learn to use machine embroidery to enhance your projects. For all sewing machines with embroidery attachments-and every embroidery design. Add special touches to quilts, garments, accessories, home décor, and paper crafts! Patty takes the mystery out of stabilizers, threads, and tools. First-time embroiderer? No problem! Patty includes lots of photographs and detailed instructions with every step. Exercises will help you advance your skills. Experienced embroiderers will be inspired by Patty's ideas for combining embroidery with techniques like appliqué, fabric painting, and embellishment.
How to Customize, Edit and Create Decorative Designs
Author: Twigg Jeanine
Publisher: Krause Publications
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
With embroidery machines capturing the sewing industry's creative imagination, sewers are seeking new embroidery methods and techniques to take them to the next level. This new reference presents the next step in the creative embroidery process-using embroidery software to customize, edit, and create decorative designs.
10 Projects from Pickle Pie with 25 Must-Have Embroidery Downloads
Author: Lisa Archer
Publisher: Fons & Porter Books
"If you are just getting started with your embroidery machine, this book offers the know-how you need to embroider like a pro and create endless embroidery style. Inside, you'll find detailed step-by-step instructions along with essential information about stabilizer, thread, fabric, hooping, and more. You'll learn how to create fashionable appliques and custom monograms, as well as amazing in-the-hoop embroidery projects that take full advantage of today's embroidery machine capabilities. Plus, you can get creative with a DVD of 25 must-have embroidery designs, including three in-the-hoop projects and a complete alphabet."--
An invaluable reference guide to the latest machine embroidery techniques, materials and equipment, all in handy A-Z format. Entries include correct tension settings, digitized motifs, enlarging patterns, fabric sculpture, gold thread, hand embroidery machines, interlaced machine stitches, lace techniques, multi-head machines, overlockers reverse stitching, smocking, understitching, whitework and many more. Embracing both free motion and computerised embroidery, this book contains all you need to know to make the most of your machine.
Originally published in the 1900s, this book contains extensive detailed information on the many aspects of stitchery and needlecraft. Alongside these detailed answers to many needlecraft questions you will find intricate diagrams and photographic plates, making this an excellent addition to the bookshelf of anyone with an interest in the subject.