Fine Embellishment Techniques: Classic Details for Today's Clothing

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You don't have to be an expert to add embellishment techniques from the 1920's, 30's and 40's to your wardrobe. Discover the possibilities when you add threadwork, beading, trims, piping and more to garments. These projects are elegant and sophisticated and especially appealing to those who like glamour but not glitz.
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Like knitters, today's sewers welcome ideas for embellishments to push their sewn garments beyond the boundaries of the ready-to-wear. The topic has yet to be covered fully in sewing books--until now. Conlon, a frequent contributor to Threads magazine, divides embellishment techniques into five major types: beading, threadwork, trims, applique, and bindings/pipings. Separate chapters devoted to each of these techniques include information on choosing appropriate tools and materials, step-by-step directions, and ideas for using the embellishment in a garment. Instructions are crystal clear, and the whole is beautifully organized and illustrated. Highly recommended for sewing collections. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Hassanali Mehran
You don't have to be an expert to add embellishments from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s to your wardrobe. Discover the glamourous possibilities of adding threadwork, beading, trims, piping, and more to garments.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561584963
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 595,396
  • Product dimensions: 8.98 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Conlon teaches sewing and embellishment techniques at 27th St. Fabrics in Eugene, OR. SHe is also a frequent contributor to Threads magazine.

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