Applique is the fascinating and versatile technique of applying one fabric to another. This beautiful book covers the principles within the technique, from the design stage through to padding, edgings and decorative stitches. It explains how to use a great collection of materials and threads, along with a rich array of stitches and textures to give dimension and contrast, thereby creating a unique piece of art. It is lavishly illustrated with 450 colour photographs. Written by a widely respected teacher, the book draws on her extensive examples to illustrate various applications and designs within this specialized and delightful area of embroidery. It is a book to be kept close and treasured.
A practical illustrated sourcebook of techniques and projects. Step-by-step photography.
*American Sewing Guild has 20,000 members *Written by well-known author and creator/host of PBS´ Sewing With Nancy - - the longest-running sewing show in television *Nancy Zieman´s previous five books together sold more than 100,000 copies Timesaving techniques are a big part of today´s hobbies, and in this beginner´s guide to serging author Nancy Zieman demonstrates the essential skills to quickly and easily creating stunning fashions, accessories and home dicor projects. This book gives sewers: *Solid skills for operating multi-threaded, multi-needled sergers and completing sewing projects more quickly than with regular sewing machines*Guidelines to serging tools and terms*20 projects to enhance the home and wardrobe*Confidence to tackle more complex techniques and projectsSerging With Confidence empowers sewers to tackle a new skill, and seek out projects to challenge themselves.
These 25 fun projects will add a little crocheted warmth to everyone´s Christmas. Detailed instructions and full-color photos of heart-shaped gingerbread ornaments, mouse choir, tabletop nativity set, finger puppets, more.
Turn the love of knitting into acts of service by giving items to those who need an unexpected blessing. This collection of practical fiber arts projects will give crafters a chance to share their faith and use their skills to make someone´s day.
´´Alabama Stitch Book´´ brings readers a collection of projects and stories from Chanin´s clothing and lifestyle company, known for the cutting-edge twist it puts on traditional sewing, quilting, and embroidery techniques.