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This practical step-by-step guide to haute-couture embroidery covers everything from machine and hand stitching, to tambour beading, goldwork and monogramming.
Whether you are interested in adding monogrammed initials to your favourite bathrobe, stitching a flower on your favourite jacket, adding sparkling beads to a new dress or creating a goldwork embellishment, Fashion Embroidery teaches you how to add a unique touch to your clothes. With hand-drawn designs, catwalk photographs and step-by-step guides, this book is perfect for beginners looking to personalise their own clothes, as well as more experienced embroiderers who want to apply new techniques to different fabrics.
- An inspirational overview of the fashion industry with examples of embroideries and embellishments by a variety of couturiers
- Demonstrates the basics of three main techniques – goldwork, tambour beading and embroidery stitches including silk shading, satin and stem stitch
- Explains the basics of materials; how to pick the right fabric, what tools to use, where to source materials, what types of wire or beads to use and terminology
- Perfect for fashion students, textile artists and those who want a more unique look to their clothes
Size275 x 215mm