Stitch, Dissolve, and Distort with Machine-Embroidery Stitches

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JenniferStern Jennifer Stern, contributor
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You dont need a fancy embroidery machine to create interesting machine-stitched pieces!

You don't need a fancy embroidery machine to create interesting machine-stitched pieces!

Photo: Maggie Grey

Are you looking for something new? The book Stitch Dissolve Distort with Machine Embroidery reminds me of a book I got my daughters for Christmas last year called Wreck This Journal. The idea was that you could take the journal in the shower and get it wet, drag it though the dirt, drive over it, drop it into the...and so on. At the end, you wound up with much more than your thoughts on paper. Take the art of machine stitching to a similar level. Use innovative materials on the market today such as water-soluble film, sticky soluble stabilizers, and water-soluble paper that can be dissolved, melted, punched, ripped, cut, and distorted to create cool new effects. If you have any handmade papers hanging around, you can put them to good use here.

Discover that decorative sewing is not just for fabric...and you don't need an expensive embroidery machine to create beautiful embroidered designs. Combining these new materials with the techniques in this book will make even the simplest sewing machine look like a rock star! Learn how to manipulate the very nature of the fabric you are working with.

Check out the clear photos, easy-to-follow steps, design tips, and diagrams that make this book easy to follow. These techniques are incredible, and even though it looks like it, there is no need for fancy equipment or "please do not try this at home warnings"! Plus, the illustrations in this book will knock your socks off!

You can see more by visiting Maggie Grey's Blog, or visit her Workshop on the Web, where you can subscribe to her quarterly textile review.









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