Author(s): Poppy Treffry
Expand your sewing creativity with freestyle machine embroidery as you've never seen it before! Talented textile designer Poppy Treffry takes you 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 treasure trove of projects include home accents such as cushions and curtains and personal accessories such as handbags and purses to show off your sewing in style. Step-by-step instructions, illustrations and photographs combined with a fresh and funky design mean that "Free & Easy Stitch Style" is bursting with needlecrafting personality and creativity.
Poppy Treffry owns her own company making beautiful and unique accessories for fashion and the home. The company started in 2004 and now sells to some of the UK's biggest names, including Liberty, Fortnum & Mason and the Eden Project, and has been featured in numerous magazines. Poppy lives in Cornwall. www.poppytreffry.co.uk.
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; Pictur