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Publisher: AAM Design Limited; 1 edition (December 23, 2013)
Publication Date: December 23, 2013
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I'm still reading it, but I like the author's style.She is practical and experienced-she's taught machine embroidery.I can hand embroider and love it, but wanted to learn how to use my old faithful sewing machine to do some of the embroidery. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a new machine.She starts right from the basics and doesn't miss a thing-the machine needles needed, the foot needed, the kind of fabric and thread to use are all covered. And she provides some practical assignments to do. I feel I'm not alone and that I will learn all I will need by the time I finish the book to continue and get on to some of my own designs.It's not an expensive book either.In getting the right embroidery foot for your machine, you can go online and look up your machine and which embroidery foot it takes and then order it online. That's what I did within a few pages of her book. Step-by-step, she guides you and it gives you confidence that you are learning from a very good teacher.
I'm not new to sewing, but have never tried free-machine embroidery. Though there are a lot of nice, free tutorials online, I found they were missing the most basic steps and was getting frustrated trying to learn. This book really didn't tell me anything I never heard of (use of needles, winding a bobbin, using stabilizers, etc), but it was important to understand the "why" of those things in terms of this technique. I found the author to be basic and thorough, while also sharing her obvious skill, technique, and love for this art form. This was exactly the missing piece I needed to get started - her step-by-step style was perfect for me. Also, the fact I could get this on Kindle was another plus. I am looking forward to practicing this technique!
I find these "How to" series pretty easy to read, although the print could be a little larger, and the author has written in "layman's" terms which makes the content easy to understand. She has thought of everything you will need, not only with regard to materials and equipment needed, but also the type of light, chair, and glasses, (if you wear them). There are plenty of lovely projects to do, graduating in difficulty, but instructions are pretty clear. A must-have product.
This is a nice beginner’s guide for those looking to pick up some machine embroidery skills. I am a casual crafter, mostly knitting, and haven’t done any embroidery in a while, but I found Price’s guide comprehensive and extremely helpful. The projects she provides are useful and helps to build the skills to accomplish more and more difficult designs and projects. A nice little step-by-step book that includes pretty much everything you need to know to get started. I highly recommend it.
This is just what I've been looking for! I'm a complete novice in machine-free embroidery and I've read several texts that have far too much in them that I don't understand.This really did take me through everything I needed to go through step by step in a way that I really understand.I'm really getting to grips with it now and it's all thanks to the authors of this book!
This guide is excellent for beginners who are looking to learn sewing. It's easy to understand & includes everything you need to know regarding this trade. It also goes through the fabrics, machinery needed to do your own sewing. There are also step-by-step projects with clear & concise instructions to keep you busy, from novice to experts level. Recommended how-to guide for complete beginners.
This is a comprehensive guide that will take you through not just the basics, but the steps, the cautions, the must do things and the absolutely don’t do things of machine embroidery.There are tips that will make your embroidery projects both successful and fun. After all, if it isn't fun, why do it?Just one of many examples: Anyone who has done the least amount of sewing, either hand or machine, knows that some thread is “fuzzy”. But did you know what kind of problems that will cause? Other than breaking easy, I had no idea of the other issues, and how they make such a mess of your embroidery. You will learn what to look for and how to avoid the problems to begin with.I read a lot of self-help nonfiction books; I just have a curious mind that way. Margo Price’s book is not just a cut above - it is a clear superior stand out. Recently there has been a strong trend for short, shorter, and ultra-short “books” coming out. They are really nothing more than barely a glorified counter top brochure obviously based on at most a couple hours of internet research where the author clearly does not really know the topic.This book is the opposite of that trend. This book is a well thought out, fully fleshed out, in-depth walk through all of the pieces you will need to be successful. It is based on literally years of experience – little things like using an egg timer, or wipe down the needle with surgical spirit, or needle burrs, or… or …. The attention to all the little details that will make your project fun or frustrating is a delight to find.Not only does it have the details for successful embroidery, there are a couple beginner projects at the end of the book. It is obvious that Margo Price is an experienced teacher because she patiently shows every step on a doable yet increasing challenging set of practice pieces moving on to a nice project that anyone would love to have when it is finished.
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