Embroidery for the Absolute Beginner
A complete beginner's guide to embroidery by Caroline Smith and Susie Johns. Learn how to use traditional techniques to create attractive home accessories and a wide range of fashionable garments explained with clear, step-by-step photography and no-nonsense, easy-to-follow text.
The book introduces the reader to many different stitchery techniques from simple cross stitch to intricate pulled threadwork. Some of the techniques are useful for making decorative borders, while others are good for adding spot designs, monograms and lettering, and applying beads and sequins. Readers will find out how to use these traditional techniques to create attractive home accessories and a wide range of fashionable garments. They will also be taught how the simplest of sewing machines can create embroidered pieces in a fraction of the time it takes to do it by hand.