Free Motion Embroidery


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Introduction 6, Materials 8, Before you start 16, Setting up your machine 18, Beach Scene step-by-step project 24, Finding ideas and inspiration 36, Planning 38, Appliqué Hare step-by-step project 46, Paint and stitch 60, Blue Tit step-by-step project 62, Hen and Rooster step-by-step project 72, Collage 88, Sewing Collage step-by-step project 92, Choosing your own design 104, Jimmy the Cat step-by-step project 106, Home step-by-step project 116, Displaying your work 124, Vintage Bicycle 126, Index 128.

About the Author

Katie Essam, a textile artist and author, lives in Bexhill, East Sussex, UK. Since graduating in 2011 from the University of Hertfordshire with a BA Hons in Contemporary Applied Art, she has been struck with a passion for textiles. Having taught herself freehand machine embroidery, appliqué and many other textile techniques, she now combines them to make original framed, mixed media textile art pieces, inspired by the beauty in everyday objects and vintage. To see more of Katie's work visit:


Create stunning textile art with machine embroidery. This fresh, modern style uses combinations of traditional techniques and the eight projects are inspired by the beauty in everyday objects. The book teaches us to create gorgeous stitched pictures from scenes that surround us.
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If you want to stitch embroideries inspired by everyday objects, then why not flick through Free Motion Embroidery? Take a look at eight stunning projects and finished artworks, from amazing animals and lively birds to a beach hut and lush gardens. Expert Katie Essam combines her fresh, modern style with traditional techniques, which add a spot of interest to each masterpiece.
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