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Figure Work in Embroidery
Figure Work in Embroidery

Figure Work in Embroidery

Techniques and Projects


160 Pages, 8.5 x 10.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $45.00 (US $45.00) (CA $61.00)

Publication Date: January 2021

ISBN 9781785007279

Rights: US, CA & MX

Crowood Press (Jan 2021)

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Figures can bring an embroidery to life, but they are tricky to do well. This book guides you through the materials, stitches, body parts, and clothes to give you the confidence and skills to embroider a figure and experiment, using your creative inspiration. With more than 400 color photographs, it gives key information for getting started, creating designs, and preparing embroideries; techniques for making three-dimensional forms using stitching and padding techniques; clear instruction for mastering stitches; and ideas for using them creatively. Specific advice is given for embroidering the face, hair, hands, and feet as well as ideas for using stitching embellishments, such as beads, sequins, buttons, ribbons, feathers, and jewelry charms. Step-by-step projects demonstrate a range of beautiful styles and techniques.

Author Biography

Angela Bishop completed her training at the Royal School of Needlework before setting up her own business, Eternal Embroidery.