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Don't tune out if you don't have an embroidery machine - there's lots in here for you, too! Embroidery is the talk of the sewing world and Sulky is here to show sewing enthusiasts how to successfully embroider with computerized designs, built-in stitches, free motion sewing and even by hand! The newest Sulky educational book "Sulky Secrets to Successful Embroidery" by Joyce Drexler is jam packed with over 40 creative projects plus full-size patterns for beginning to advanced embroiderers. Fun projects like the "Fiasco Purse" and "Fringed Flower Clicker Bag" will amuse sewing/embroidery enthusiasts. Quilted wall hangings, knockout fashions and whimsical bobbles receive just the right creative touch with Sulky Decorative Threads and Stabilizers. Stunning projects featuring Joyce Drexler's newest embroidery cards will please every computerized embroidery buff.
As in all of the "Sulky Secrets" books you will find quick-reference-guides to threads, needle size, with recommendations on tensions, spool pins, bobbin threads and laundering, as updated information on stabilizers, hooping, Puffy Foam, KK 2000 and more. as well. Those of you who remember Joyce Drexler as the "free-motion embroidery Queen" will be excited to see a large, up-dated section on free-motion work in this book. This section includes a photo-landscape project, an adorable embroidered photo of a dog, a floral wreath, whimsical ornaments (perfect for the beginner) and a home-dec picture-frame project....even a new version of Joyce's famous howling-wolf pattern.
But my favorite section is the Thread Lace! There are projects that can be done free-motion OR machine-fed! So for those of you who just haven't ventured into free-motion embroidery, but love the look of machine lace, have I got a couple of scarves in there for you!! Use some of those beautiful decorative stitches on your machine to create lace, letting the machine do all the work! Your friends and family will be AMAZED that this beautiful lace was done on the machine - by you! For the over-achievers out there - you can make a jacket or coat out of yarn and thread! (Personally, I am pretty happy making scarves for instant gratification and no fitting!) Speaking of "no fitting" - wait until you see the thread boxes and bowls in this book! Perfect home-dec accessories and what fun to make. The bowls are so quick and easy and completely addictive.
There are numerous purses and totes; plus quick, easy projects to whip up in an evening. Make a wrist pin-cushion for yourself or a friend. Teach your children or grandchildren the simple "Lov-U-Lots Message Board" made with chalkboard fabric. There are lots of examples of embroidered casualwear. Wonderful ideas to embellish ready-made garments. Quick and easy, and often with "orphan" embroideries that are lingering in your sewing box longing for a home. Make beautiful, metallic jewelry simply using the shimmering Sulky Metallic Threads. These will really dazzle your friends. Another fast and easy gift idea.
The clear, concise instructions in the "Sulky Secrets to Successful Embroidery" book include step-by-step color photos, guiding the user through a multitude of embroidery techniques. Digitized Redwork, thread lace, free-motion landscapes, smocking and serger lace just to name a few. Organized by technique, each section begins with an explanation of what, where, when, which, why & how to use threads, stabilizers and hoops to ensure success at every sewing skill level. It even includes tips, advice and projects from experts and TV sewing personalities. With 168 full-color pages and the clear, concise, step-by-step instructions, "Sulky Secrets to Successful Embroidery" is a true value at the suggested retail price of $22.95.