crazy quilt stitches and embroidery... ebooks!
Embroidery is easy to learn! Would you love to learn to embroider fabulous stitches on a crazy quilt? Or to meander delicate silk ribbon florals up the front of a shirt, or stitch little baskets of flowers on your household linens?
Embroidery in one form or another has been a special part of my life since always. Keen on sharing my passion for this art and skill, I've created these ebooks. I've done my very best to pack them...
with detailed instructions...
and clear diagrams...
and inspirational images...
from my crazy quilts. All of the information that you need to get started!
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Silk Ribbon Embroidery: a beginner's guide
The elegant art of silk ribbon embroidery is easy and quick to do, with stunning results within the reach of any stitcher. Author of numerous titles on crazy quilting and the needle arts, J. Marsha Michler will guide you through getting started with this timeless craft. Learn embroidery stitches for ribbon work, and how to create sewn florals that will add further dimension and emphasis to your designs. Learn to make bias ribbons, and to easily dye silk ribbons. Follow a simple tutorial to create a gorgeous motif. Full-color photos throughout.
AVAILABLE AT iBOOKS: This ebook is also available at the iBooks store for reading on an iPad. Go to the iBooks store, and type "Silk Ribbon Embroidery: a beginner's guide" into the search field.
A Beginner's Guide to Embroidery
A few basic stitches and some simple tools and materials are all it takes to get started with surface embroidery. Hand embroidery offers much in the way of creative expression; adding dimension, texture, and color to the surface it is worked on. Author of numerous titles on crazy quilting and the needle arts, J. Marsha Michler covers recommended tools, threads, and fabrics, and includes tips for working with threads, the tracing paper transfer method, ideas for creating designs, and three different methods of stitching motifs. The embroidery shown on the book's cover is explained in steps, showing the reader how to develop a complex, original design. Seventeen basic embroidery stitches are diagrammed and explained with lefthand versions given. More than 60 full color photos of stitched embroideries show some of the many possibilities for this timeless craft.
Stitches for Crazy Quilting: The Stitch Plates
Much of the beauty and charm of crazy quilts is in the variations and combinations of embroidery stitches that are worked on them. Author of numerous titles on crazy quilting and the needlearts, J. Marsha Michler presents a collection of hundreds of variations on twenty basic embroidery stitches. The twenty Stitch Plates illustrate hundreds of ways that embroidery stitches can be worked along seams and within patches of a crazy quilt. The 20 stitches themselves are diagrammed and explained, for the reader to put the variations to immediate use for crazy quilting or other projects. The Stitch Plates were originally published in The Magic of Crazy Quilting, now out of print. The plates are a favorite part of the book for many readers, and now, here are they are presented in handy ebook format for readers to continue to enjoy. Photos of the cover quilt, "my crazy garden," are HERE.
Stitch Variations for Crazy Quilting: A Tutorial
Learn the art of transforming simple stitches into fabulous seam treatments. Author of numerous titles on crazy quilting and the needle arts, J. Marsha Michler presents this tutorial to get you started. Thirteen basic stitches are diagrammed and explained with lefthand versions given. Each basic stitch is then followed by some of the many ways the stitch can be varied. In all, one hundred stitch variations are presented. Using many different variations and combinations of stitches can make a crazy quilt truly special, turning your project into an extraordinary work of art.