Figure Work in Embroidery by Angela Bishop

Figure Work in Embroidery by Angela Bishop

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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. Packed with over 400 colour photographs, it gives key information for getting started, creating designs and preparing your embroidery. Angela shows ways of making three-dimensional forms using stitching and padding techniques with clear instructions for mastering stitches and how to use them creatively to create features, hands, feet and hair.

The book also includes step-by-step projects using a range of styles and techniques.

Published by Crowood Press in paperback edition, 160 pages, the book measures 260 x 215 mm

Angela Bishop trained at the Royal School of Needlework and is one of their tutors.