Edges and Finishes in Machine Embroidery

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9780713489989: Edges and Finishes in Machine Embroidery

Almost every piece of embroidery, including quilting or soft furnishings, needs finishing or edging - maybe just a simple hem or binding but more often a truly decorative finishing that enhances the textile. So often these finishing techniques are an afterthought, but they should be designed when the textile is designed, should use the same style of stitching and, often, the same threads of fabrics. This book - from one of the UK's leading machine embroiderers - gives a library of possibilities, which can be used creatively, developed further and made more individual by the reader. It is ideal for the less-experienced machine embroiderer but a great sourcebook for the more advanced. Each edging and finishing method is covered in a double-page spread with instructive text, diagrams and colour photography placed together for clarity. The methods given include designs for wall hangings, panels, book covers, bags, vessels, bowls, cushions, belts, tassels and other accessories. Any modern sewing machine will do all the stitching suggested here.

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Valerie Campbell-Harding is a highly experienced teacher of machine embroidery, exhibits her work widely and is a member of the Embroider's Guild. She is the author of over 20 books on embroidery, including Machine Embroidery: Stitch Techniques (07134 86015), Machine Embroidery: Stitched Patterns (07134 89081) and, with Maggie Grey, Layers of Stitch (07134 89065) and Celtic Inspirations for Machine Embroidery (07134 89588). Valerie Campbell-Harding lives in Andover, Hampshire.

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