Embroider leathers, silks, synthetics and chiffons successfully every time!
When you love to machine embroider, you can't wait to add your special touch to clothing, accessories and decorative items. For many fabrics, your tried-and-true methods work fine.
But what about those other fabrics? You know, the ones that pucker and run...buckle and stretch...break your thread...or bury your embroidery in mounds of plush pile?
With the expert advice in Machine Embroidery on Difficult Materials, you can embroider even the most challenging materials with consistently beautiful results.
Deborah Jones has embroidered it all, from slippery synthetic sheers to the thickest velvet. In this authoritative reference, she unlocks the secrets to embroidering on 18 of the most tempting yet challenging materials:
- Unstable fabrics: Lightweight knits, stretch knits, bulky knits, gauze
- Densely woven fabrics: Lightweight nylon, coarse nylon, polyester satin and acetate, silk charmeuse
- Pile and napped fabrics: Velvet, terry, fleece, faux fur
- Sheers: Natural-fiber and synthetic
- "Unfabrics": Vinyl, faux suede, leather
This complete reference puts everything you need at your fingertips:
- Which needles, stabilizers, marking and hooping methods work best for each fabric
- Clear, empowering explanations, so you'll know why these challenging fabrics behave (and misbehave) the way they do
- 18 beautiful projects (how many embroidery designs and how many projects)
- Bonus CD-ROM with more than 20 fabric-specific project designs in 12 file formats
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Deborah Jones has more than thirty years of experience in the field of machine embroidery. She serves on a Technical Advisory Board for a commercial embroidery publication and has acted as a consultant to some o the largest embroidery companies in the country. A popular speaker at events, Deborah is always willing to share her knowledge, and has taught thousands of embroiderers how to achieve greater success in their craft.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am new to sewing machine embroidery and found the information in this book easily understood and useful. From the type of thread and needle to to hooping and stabilizing, it provided me the information I needed to be confident in expanding the variety of my embroidery projects.