Figure Work in Embroidery

Techniques and Projects

Angela Bishop


Figures can bring an embroidery to life, but they are tricky to do well. This book guides you through the materials, stitches, body parts and clothes to give you the confidence and skills to embroider a figure and experiment, using your creative inspiration. Features include:

  • Key information for getting started, creating designs and preparing embroideries
  • techniques for making three-dimensional forms using stitching and padding techniques
  • Clear instruction for mastering stitches and then ideas for using them creatively
  • Specific advice for embroidering the face, hair, hands and feet
  • Ideas for using stitching embellishments, such as beads, sequins, buttons, ribbons, feathers and jewellery charms
  • Step-by-step projects demonstrate a range of beautiful styles and techniques


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    260 x 215mm
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