An invaluable reference guide to the latest machine embroidery techniques, materials and equipment, all in handy A-Z format.
Entries include correct tension settings, digitized motifs, enlarging patterns, fabric sculpture, gold thread, hand embroidery machines, interlaced machine stitches, lace techniques, multi-head machines, overlockers reverse stitching, smocking, understitching, whitework and many more.
Embracing both free motion and computerised embroidery, this book contains all you need to know to make the most of your machine.
Val Holmes is a well-known teacher and embroiderer. She runs very popular residential embroidery courses from her home in Lucon, France and exhibits her work widely. She is also the author of 'Collage, Stitch, Print' Creative Recycling in Embroidery' and 'Encyclopedia of Machine Embroidery', all published by Batsford.