Drawing on material previously published as 'The Beginner's Guide to Machine Embroidered Flowers', The Beginner's Guide to Machine Embroidered Landscapes' and 'Machine Embroidered Woodlands', this book provides a showcase of Alison Holt's exquisite machine embroideries.
Learn how to create beautiful machine-embroidered pictures of gardens, flowers, landscapes and woodlands using various combinations of just two simple machine stitches.
All the techniques are broken down into clear, step-by-step instructions, with numerous helpful photographs and a great range of inspirational pieces.
Alison 'paints' her threads on to hand-coloured backgrounds, blending her stitches and achieving stunning results.
The raised effects of the embroidery produce a beautiful three-dimensional look and her clever use of perspective is effective and easily achieved.
This book covers everything, including the materials required; how to compose a picture from photographs that have inspired you; achieving perspective; light and shade; painting backgrounds; and all the basic stitch techniques you need to know. Detailed instructions explain how to create realistic flowers, trees, foliage and much more, and there are eight stunning step-by-step projects so that you can put into practice your newly acquired skills .This is a must-have instructional and inspirational book for anyone interested in free-motion embroidery.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages, 440 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Search Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 20/08/2011
- Category: Embroidery crafts
- ISBN: 9781844483457