ABCs of Embroidery by Machine Author:Martha Sheriff and Susan Beck Embroidery by machine is relatively new as home art. Until a few years ago, most embroidery was commercially produced and fairly expensive. With the dramatic increase of computerized sewing machines over the last decade, it was a natural step to develop embroidery machines for home use. These machines are computerized and stitch complex designs ... more »and monograms at the touch of a button.
After the embroidery machine came embroidery software for personal computers, allowing the hobbyist embroiderer to create and digitize his or her own embroidery designs. This opened up new design possibilities as the stitcher was no longer confined to the preprogrammed and prepackaged designs.
Along with these unique creative pursuits came new projects, unusual techniques, and a long list of questions about how to improve the quality of stitched designs. This book was written to answer as many of those questions as possible, both for the novice stitcher and for the more experienced one. Organized alphabetically for easy access to any topic, it is cross referenced to point the reader to additional information on specific topics.« less