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Freestyle Machine Embroidery eBook: 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—now in a new and convenient eBook format! 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, the Freestyle Machine Embroidery eBook is an indispensable guide for every textile artist's digital library.

SKU: EP3822

Author/Speaker/Editor: Carol Shinn

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596686182

Table of Contents
Introduction

Chapter One: Understanding the Process of Freestyle Machine Embroidery
Chapter Two: Color Mixing
Chapter Three: My Process for Making an Embroidery
Chapter Four: Adding Variety
Chapter Five: Freestyle Machine Embroidery as an Artistic Medium

Appendix:
Your Work Space and Equipment
Basic Color Information
Three Ways to Reproportion Artwork for Embroidery
Distortion
Recommended Books
Suppliers
Index
Preview
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: EP3822

Author/Speaker/Editor: Carol Shinn

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596686182

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