The Encyclopedia of Embroidery Techniques

by Pauline Brown

 This is a comprehensive reference for embroiderers of all skill levels and includes techniques for both hand and machine embroidery. There are hundreds of colour photographs and illustrations, plus practical instruction for some 240 stitches in such embroidery techniques as counted thread, surface embroidery, metal thread, needlepoint, appliqué, machine embroidering and quilting which make this the ultimate sewing room companion. The stitches encompass every aspect of embroidery and the book  takes a fascinating look at the history of embroidery and traditional uses. Includes design tips and a colour gallery of contemporary work from around the world