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Freestyle Machine Embroidery

by Carol Shinn

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 machineLearn 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 techniquesExpand 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.

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