Synopses & Reviews
Intended for both beginners and experienced embroiderers, this book opens with an explanation of the difference between freeform embroidery and other types of stitchery, and then describes the required materials and the techniques readers must master. Complementing her text with diagrams and step-by-step instructions, Author Deena Beverly explains how to create a wide variety of both simple and complex stitches. Needlecrafters will find answers to commonly-asked questions that include--
The different kinds of embroidery threads and when to use each The best frame sizes for specific projects How to work specialized stitches and knots How to attach beads and sequins How to make tassels How to create an original design . . . and much more
She also advises on adding professional finishing touches, such as framing or lacing a completed piece, and she offers practical tips on cleaning and restoring embroidered pieces. The book features approximately 100 illustrations in color and black and white.
Got an embroidery problem you can't solve? Curious to know more about a specific technique? Want to learn how to achieve a variety of decorative effects. Freeform Embroidery 200 Q&A will come to your rescue with answers to 200 questions that cover a wide range of embroidery topics.
Questions meet the needs of both beginners and experienced embroiderers Helpful advice from a leading expert on all aspects of embroidery Clear, detailed illustrations help explain specific techniques and effects Chapters cover tools and equipment, decorative stitches, appliqué, design, knotting, beading weaving, useful stitches, and much more
200 Q&A Titles from Barron's
Beading 200 Q&A
Crochet 200 Q&A
Freeform Embroidery 200 Q&A
Knitting 200 Q&A
Patchwork 200 Q&A
Quilting 200 Q&A
About the Author
Deena Beverley contributes regularly to general interest and specialist magazines, such as Stitch and Embroidery. She has also written many books on crafts, interiors, and lifestyle topics. Deena runs workshops and is a specialist visiting tutor at graduate and postgraduate levels in traditional and innovative textile techniques.