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Freestyle Machine Embroidery Techniques and Inspiration for Fiber Art

Explore the possibilities of freestyle machine embroidery for quilting and fiber art with this technique and inspiration guide for all skill levels.
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Explore the possibilities of freestyle machine embroidery for quilting and fiber art with this technique and inspiration guide for all skill levels. This comprehensive guide reviews all the basic methods and stitches for each technique, with step-by-step photographs and illustrations from start to finish.

  • Learn the basics of freestyle machine embroidery, starting with supplies, understanding fabric distortion, thread tension, and how to care for your sewing machine
  • Learn color mixing with thread to create visual interest in your work, how to choose image and design, the details of stitching images, and how to combine freestyle stitching with different materials and techniques
  • Expand your knowledge with diagrams, close-ups of sample swatches, troubleshooting tips and design guidance for taking your machine embroidery to an artistic level.

A gallery of artists' work using freestyle machine embroidery is featured, plus an appendix includes a useful chapter on setting up your workspace and caring for your machine. Regardless of skill level, Freestyle Machine Embroidery is an indispensable guide for every textile artist's personal library.

SKU: 08FA1

Author/Speaker/Editor: Carol Shinn

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596680425

Number Of Pages: 176

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About the Author

Carol Shinn is a studio artist from Tempe, Arizona, known internationally for photo-realistic machine-stitched images. She holds a BFA from the University of Colorado and a MFA from Arizona State University. She has taught many classes and workshops across the country, including at schools such as Arrowmont, Penland, and Haystack, and her work can be found in numerous public and private collections.

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'Explore the possibilities of freestyle machine embroidery and its application for quilting and fiber art with this technique and inspiration guide for all skill levels.'--Needle Magazine (UK)

SKU: 08FA1

Author/Speaker/Editor: Carol Shinn

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596680425

Number Of Pages: 176

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Good book, easy to understand. Review by Gill
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This beautifully illustrated large paperback book is full of useful information. As a beginner to freestyle machine embroidery, I found it very easy to follow, and full of inspiration. Possibly the only book I will need on this subject.

(Posted on 1/16/2014)

(Posted on 1/16/2014)