This is an accessible compendium of tried and tested sewing, patchwork and embroidery techniques. It covers all the basics on how to sew, with clear instructions and over 1300 photographs and illustrations, to help you achieve professional, accurate results every time. It is a beginner's guide to machine embroidery and a dictionary of hand embroidery stitches and skills covers ribbon embroidery, needlelace and drawn threadwork, and traditional counted thread techniques such as Hardanger. You can learn traditional hand-sewn patchwork, quilting and applique methods, as well as the latest speed-cutting and piecing techniques, and how to use fusible bonding web. It includes inspirational examples of contemporary and traditional work by leading textile artists. This appealing gift set offers a complete guide to sewing, patchwork and embroidery in three handy books. Whether you are cutting out a pattern, turning hems or deciding which type of zipper or seam to use, concise instructions guide you through each stage, one step at a time. Here is all the information you need to design and make your own patchwork quilt, whether you are a beginner or an experienced quilter.
Master classic hand stitching and contemporary machine embroidery, and learn how to become a proficient embroiderer. Here, with 1300 illustrations and photographs, is all the information you need to succeed as a home sewer.
Dorothy Wood is a creative embroiderer who trained to teach dressmaking and design technology before specializing in textiles and embroidery. She works in a variety of craft media as well as patchwork, quilting, applique and embroidery.