Embroidering with a sewing machine is exciting, immediate and affordable; this practical book shows you how to do it. Packed
with encouraging advice, it introduces the sewing machine before explaining how to design, plan and make your own embroideries
and turn them into finished items to treasure. Topics covered include: learning how to set up the machine and carry out basic
cleaning and maintenance; discovering which thread types, fabrics and mixed media elements are most suitable for machine embroideries;
exploring how to use the pressure foot to turn functional utility stitches into exciting surface decoration; working freely
with dropped feeder teeth and an embroidery foot, and learning how to alter the tension to create different effects and finally,
using soluble film to enhance your pictures, and stitch realistic thread paintings of landscape, animal and bird embroideries.
With over 900 colour photographs and illustrations, it is the perfect companion for both those new to machine embroidery and
those looking for new ideas and inspiration.