Author(s): Diana Rupp
Embroidery is embellishing a white linen handkerchief with a flower. It's needle-pointing a case for your favourite sunglasses. It's cross-stitching an ironic sampler, appliqueing a patch on a favourite pair of jeans, adding decorative beadwork to a dress, or monogramming canvas trainers. Embroidery is also inexpensive, portable, easy to learn, infinitely adaptable, steeped in history - and the personal passion of Ms Rupp. Combining attitude and instruction, projects and inspiration - plus iron-on transfer pattern sheets and a perforated practice stitch card - "Embroider Everything Workshop" is a complete how-to. In clear, illustrated, step-by-step instructions, it covers all the major embroidery stitching techniques: freehand embroidery, applique, smocking, needlepoint, openwork, beadwork, and counted thread. The projects include: 40 hip, clever, stylish, and useful patterns that give readers a real taste of embroidery's possibilities.