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The decorative and creative possibilities of freestyle embroidery are explored to the fullest in this indispensable book. Starting by covering basic techniques such a selecting fabrics and threads, transferring an embroidery design to fabric, and working with a hoop or frame, it goes on to explain 48 stitches in step-by-step detail. These are listed alphabetically, from Antwerp Edging to Whearear Stitch, for ease. It is often said that an embroiderer can create beautiful work from just a few stitches; however the 16 new and original designs included show just how effective the varied selection of stitches can be to add texture to a design and take embroidery into another dimension. Celebration designs, fantastic flowers and lovely landscapes will inspire the embroiderer to begin extending their stitch repertoire today.Biografía del autor:
Joan Gordon (Irvine) is a professional textile/craft designer and dressmaker. Born and raised in Queensland, Australia, Joan commenced her studies in fashion in the 1960s under the guidance of Lydia McGarry - one of Queensland's most noted couturiers. Her first clothing labels were Thyme Designs and Sugar Gliders. Joan became involved in the wholesale side of the industry in 1983 when she became the Queensland State Manager for McCalls Pattern Company. After almost a decade with the company she became a consultant and worked with several sewing and craft companies based in Australia and America. For many years she has conducted hands-on workshops as a professional craft and sewing teacher at national craft shows in Australia, New Zealand, America, and England. Joan is passionate about all types of craft and promotes the art of creative sewing. Her work has appeared in several magazines including Better Homes, Family Circle, Australian Stitches, Popular Crafts, Sewing World, and My Weekly. She has recently been featured on television teaching the art of silk and textile painting.
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