A unique, visually inspiring, all-color survey of designs and patterns for embroiderers.
Drawing on her extensive experience as a teacher and practitioner, Françoise Tellier-Loumagne has assembled a creative and inventive overview of stitches and fabrics, presenting hundreds of ways of embroidering with thread and other materials.
The author encourages readers—from the beginner to the more experienced practitioner—to be innovative and to experiment with the various techniques, drawing inspiration from the natural world and one's personal surroundings. Almost any material can be embellished with embroidery, and, with the aid of more than 500 photographs plus detailed diagrams and explanations, the book opens up endless possibilities for sophisticated designs. 500+ color illustrations.