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.