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The book introduces the reader to many different stitchery techniques from simple cross stitch to intricate pulled threadwork. Some of the techniques are useful for making decorative borders, while others are good for adding spot designs, monograms and lettering, and applying beads and sequins. Readers will find out how to use these traditional techniques to create attractive home accessories and a wide range of fashionable garments. They will also be taught how the simplest of sewing machines can create embroidered pieces in a fraction of the time it takes to do it by hand.
Caroline Smith is an English writer and editor who has worked in lifestyle publishing for nearly 20 years. Her areas of expertise include needlecraft, cookery, gardening and DIY. Caroline lives in Surrey, England.
Susie Johns is a hugely successful author of crochet, knitting, sewing and craft titles, with dozens of books under her belt. She is an experienced crafter, a wonderfully inventive designer, and has articles published regularly in mainstream crafting magazines. Visit her website at susieatthecircus.typepad.com/