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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 November 2003
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781903975664
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 222x222 mm
  • Illustrations: 530
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP Price: £12.99
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Encyclopedia of Sewing Techniques

£12.99

A step-by-step visual directory, with an inspirational gallery of finished pieces by Wendy Gardiner

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Book Description

The complete step-by-step guide to hand and machine sewing, combining basic know-how for the beginner with advanced techniques for the more experienced.

This indispensable reference book includes all the sewing tools, materials and techniques you will ever need. It offers advice on seams, darts, pleats, tucks, necklines, buttonholes, zippers, hems, embellishments and much, much more. Wendy Gardiner takes you through the steps to get you started, helps to improve your skills with the latest sewing tips, and gives inspirational tips on new creative approaches. Once the basic hand and machine sewing techniques are mastered,you can furnish a home, dress a family, or create wonderful embroidered pictures, gifts, and cards. All the techniques are clearly illustrated with photographs, diagrams, and easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

The complete step-by-step guide to hand and machine sewing
The book combines basic know-how for the beginner with advance techniques for the more experienced sewer
Beautifully illustrated with full colour photographs and clear diagrams to help you achieve professional looking results every time
A gallery of stunning, original sewn pieces is included to inspire and encourage you to create your own unique designs

Table of Contents

* The complete step-by-step guide to hand and machine sewing

* The book combines basic know-how for the beginner with advance techniques for the more experienced sewer

* Beautifully illustrated with full colour photographs and clear diagrams to help you achieve professional looking results every time

* A gallery of stunning, original sewn pieces is included to inspire and encourage you to create your own unique designs

About the Author

About Wendy Gardiner

Wendy Gardiner has been influential in the sewing industry for many years and is an internationally accredited sewing guru. Most recently she wrote The Great British Sewing Bee: From Style to Stitch, which accompanied the fourth series of the show. She has been a successful sewing freelance writer, teacher and author all her working life, during which time she has held the role of editor of several leading sewing magazines, written 17 books, presented 11 DVDs, and is a Craftsy.com tutor. She is brand ambassador for The McCall Company, works with leading exhibition organizers to produce extensive workshop programmes, and teaches and makes guest appears on Create and Craft and Sewing Quarter TV. Wendy also runs regular residential Creative Sewing Weekends and writes projects and technique articles for various magazines and her own resource website www.wendygardiner.co.uk which is packed with tips, techniques and projects.

All this has led to Wendy having a strong reputation and fan base because of her enthusiastic and friendly approach to sharing her passion for all things to do with sewing. She is well known by keen sewists for her extensive skill base and knowledge of the sewing market.

Wendy lives in Hampshire, UK.

I passionately believe in passing on sewing skills and knowledge so that more people can make their own fashion and furnishings, and realize sewing is a pastime that can be fast, fun, fashionable and affordable. With today’s modern equipment and sewing machines it really can be easy to sew, and I love to share that fact.

 

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minigallery.co.uk

Oct 05

...This book is perfect for total amateurs but also the more experienced as there are many advance techniques. Each chapter contains beautiful illustrations and colour photographs so that you can't possibly go wrong. Beading, buttonholes, braiding, decoration, cushions, fabrics, measuring, cuffs, pleats and seams are all covered in the book amongst many more things. A recommended read for anyone wishing to pursue a hobby of sewing! An encyclopaedia that will get much use!

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