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Free and Easy Stitch Style

Expands the sewing creativity for readers by offering instruction on freestyle machine embroidery. Includes a variety of project ideas including home decor pieces and personal accessories. Talented textile designer Poppy Treffry takes readers into her studio and demonstrates how to create quirky, fun and memorable pictures and motifs. Layering, fraying and applique all add to the free and easy effect, while techniques such as freestyle shading and texturing create pictures with charm and attitude. The depth of projects include home accents such as cushions and curtains, plus personal accessories like handbags and purses, which are designed to show off the reader's sewing style. Step-by-step instructions, illustrations and photographs combine with a fresh design to offer a new twist in needlecrafting.
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Table of Contents

Introduction; THE TECHNIQUES; Getting started; Outlining Shading; Using two thread colours Choosing and layering fabrics Raw edges; Applique; Trimming and ironing; Troubleshooting; THE PROJECTS; Fabric, stitches and making up tips; Greetings cards; Pictures; Book cover Wall tidy; Breakfast cosies; Shopping bag; Handbag accessories; Picnic blanket; Doorstop; Cushions; Tab top curtains; Templates; Suppliers, acknowledgments, about the author; Index.

About the Author

Poppy Treffry owns her own company making beautiful and unique accessories for fashion and the home. She sells to some of the UK's biggest names, including Liberty, Fortnum & Mason and the Eden Project, and has been featured in numerous magazines. To see more of her work, visit her website

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