A few basic stitches and some simple tools and materials are all it takes to get started with surface embroidery. Hand embroidery offers much in the way of creative expression; adding dimension, texture, and color to the surface it is worked on. Author of numerous titles on crazy quilting and the needle arts, J. Marsha Michler covers recommended tools, threads, and fabrics, and includes tips for working with threads, the tracing paper transfer method, ideas for creating designs, and three different methods of stitching motifs. The embroidery shown on the book's cover is explained in steps, showing the reader how to develop a complex, original design. Seventeen basic embroidery stitches are diagrammed and explained with lefthand versions given. More than 60 full color photos of stitched embroideries show some of the many possibilities for this timeless craft.
|Publisher:||Wild Rose Publications, LLC|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||2 MB|
About the Author
J. Marsha Michler has authored books on the topics of jewelry, crazy quilting, embroidery, and knitting. She has written magazine articles, and has won numerous quilt awards for her crazy quilts. Other interests include spinning natural fibers, photography, website and ebook design, and occasional pottery. An avid gardener, she also enjoys creative landscaping and building rock walls. She resides in the beautiful and art-inspiring foothills of Southern Maine with her husband and dog.
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