Freestyle Machine Embroidery: Techniques and Inspiration for Fiber Art

Freestyle Machine Embroidery: Techniques and Inspiration for Fiber Art

by Carol Shinn

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Freestyle Machine Embroidery: Techniques and Inspiration for Fiber Art by Carol Shinn

Explore the possibilities of Freestyle Machine Embroidery for quilting and fiber art with this technique and inspiration guide for all skill levels. This comprehensive guide reviews all the basic methods and stitches for each technique, with step-by-step photographs and illustrations from start to finish.

  • Learn the basics of Freestyle Machine Embroidery, starting with supplies, understanding fabric distortion, thread tension, and how to care for your sewing machine
  • Learn color mixing with thread to create visual interest in your work, how to choose image and design, the details of stitching images, and how to combine freestyle stitching with different materials and techniques
  • Expand your knowledge with diagrams, close-ups of sample swatches, troubleshooting tips and design guidance for taking your machine embroidery to an artistic level.

A gallery of artists' work using Freestyle Machine Embroidery is featured, plus an appendix includes a useful chapter on setting up your workspace and caring for your machine. Regardless of skill level, Freestyle Machine Embroidery is an indispensable guide for every textile artist's personal library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620332337
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 36 MB
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About the Author

Carol Shinn has taught many embroidery classes and workshops across the country and her work can be found in numerous public and private collections. She has been featured in such publications as American Craft, Embroidery, Fiberarts, Georgia Review, and Surface Design Journal. She lives in Tempe, Arizona.

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