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The Encyclopedia of Machine Embroidery by Val Holmes provides an invaluable reference guide to the latest machine embroidery techniques, materials, and equipment, all in a handy A - Z format.

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The Encyclopedia of Machine Embroidery
Techniques, Stitches, Fabrics & Threads, Sewing & Embroidery machines, Accessories

Author: Val Holmes
Pages: 192
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: Quilter's Resource
Item: 4G4E0435

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From Acrylic Felt to Zip Foot, The Encyclopedia of Machine Embroidery by Val Holmes provides an invaluable reference guide to the latest machine embroidery techniques, materials, and equipment, all in a handy A - Z format.

  • Some of the finest contemporary examples of the machine embroiderer's art, plus many helpful diagrams, illustrate the clear text.
  • Embracing both free motion and computerized embroidery, this book contains all you need to know to make the most of your machine.

Val Holmes is also the author of The Machine Embroiderer's Workbook (1991).

Table of Contents

A - Z of Machine Embroidery6-187Recommended Reading and Useful Addresses
Appendix on Embroidery Machines188-191  

Topics Covered

Acrylic FeltFree Machine EmbroideryQuilting Stitch
Acrylic PaintFree Motion EmbroideryQuilt Wadding
Acrylic ThreadsFree Motion Satin StitchRaised Appliqué
Adhesive WebbingFrench KnotsRaised Embroidery
All-Over DesignFringingRayon Acetate
AlphabetFusible WebRayon Threads
Angelina Fibers GarmentsRecycling
Applied PatchworkGathering (Puffing)Repeat Motif
AppliquéGessoReverse Appliqué
Appliqué FootGimp ThreadReverse Stitching
ApplyingGlazed, Coated, or Waxed ThreadsRibbons
Applying Thread, Cord, and RibbonGold ThreadsRoller Foot
AquafilmGrain Rotary Cutting
Art EmbroideryGranite Stitch or CirclesRotating
ATA CP CardGraphic TabletRuffler Foot
Automatic EmbroideryGridsRug Canvas
Automatic Patterns and StitchesGrooved FootRunning Stitch
Automatic TensionsGuide StitchSamples
BackgroundGuipure LaceSatin Stitch
Background FabricHand EmbroiderySatin Stitch Blocks
Backing FabricHand Embroidery TechniquesSatin Stitch Corners
BagsHand Embroidery ThreadsSatin Stitch Daisies
Baking ParchmentHand MachineSatin Stitch Edges
Ballpoint NeedleHand-Whipped Machine StitchesSatin Stitch Patterns
BarsHardwareSatin Stitch Tension
BartackHeatawayScalloped Edges
BastingHeat-Treated FabricsScanners
BattingHeavy Whip StitchSchiffli Machine
Bead StitchHemmingScrim
BeadsHemming FootSculpture
Bean StitchHemstitch NeedleSeams
Bias Holding StitchSeed Stitch
Bird's NestHolesSerger
BlackworkHoopSewing Across Space
Blind Hemming StitchHorizontal Bobbin RaceShaded Threads
Block StitchHot Air ToolShading
BobbinHot Water Vanishing FabricShading Stitch
Bobbin CaseIndustrial Machine EmbroideryShadow Work
BondawebInkShiny Threads
Bonding PowderInsertionsSideways Zigzag
BooksIntegratingSilicone Spray
BordersInterlaced Machine StitchesSilk
Bound EdgesInternetSilk Paints
BoxesIrish MachineSilk Wadding
BraidsIronSimple Insertions
BrickingItalian QuiltingSinger Workshops
Broderie AnglaiseJewelrySketchbook
Bronzing PowdersJogSlips
Building Up SurfacesJump StitchSmocking
Bullion KnotsKnitted FabricsSoftsculpt
BurningKnitted ThreadsSoft Sculpture
Burnt CutworkLace, AddingSoftware
ButtonholesLace EdgesSoldering Iron
Cable StitchLace FillingsSolusheet
CADLace Structures in Fabric HolesSoluweb
CalicoLace TechniquesSpool
CandlingLacy EffectsSpot Motif
Canvas WorkLaid StitchesSpray Bonding Glue
Chain StitchLayersSpring Needle
Choosing A Sewing MachineLettersStabilizer
Circles or Granite StitchLinenStarch
Clear Darning FootLock StitchStem Stitch
Cold Water Vanishing FabricsLock Stitch Sewing MachineStiffening Fabrics
CollageLong StitchesStippling
Colour CircleLooping FootStitch and Tear
Colour: Improving Your Colour RangeLoopsStitch Density
Colouring InLower TensionStitch Length
Colour SpottingMachine Embroidery ThreadsStitch-out
Computerized EmbroideryMachine MaintenanceStitch Width
Computer PrintoutMachine NoiseStraight Stitch
ConservationMagic FilmStraight Stitch Fillings
ContainersManipulating FabricStretch Fabrics
Corded PintucksMarkingStretching
Corded Whip StitchMatt ThreadsStumpwork
Cording FootMeshSwing Needle
Cords - WrappingMetallic FabricsStitch Density
Cornely MachineMetallic PowdersStitch Length
Correct Tension SettingsMetallic Thread HolderStitch-out
CottonMetallic ThreadsStitch Width
Cotton ReelMetallic Transfer FilmStraight Stitch
CouchingMetal ShimStraight Stitch Fillings
Cover PlateMetal Thread EmbroideryStretch Fabrics
Crazy PatchworkMetal WireStretching
Crazy StitchMirror GlassStumpwork
Creating FabricsMirror ImageSwing Needle
Cross Stitch Missed StitchesTacking (Basting)
Crystal StrandsMixed MediaTailor's Tacking foot
Cupping Mola WorkTeflon Foot
CurvesMoss StitchTemplates
Customizing DesignsMotifTension Settings
Cut And Sew FootMountingTension Techniques
Cutting Off ThreadsMultihead MachinesTexture
CutworkMultiple Spool HolderThread Breakage
DarningMultithreaded NeedleThreading A Machine
Darning FootMuslinThreads
Decorative FillNappy LinerThread Tension
Delicate FabricsNeedle BreakageThread Thickness
DesignNeedlemade LaceThread Tie-Off
Design SheetNeedle Plate Three Dimensions
Digitizing DesignsNeedlesThree-Step ZigZag
Dimensional Fabric PaintNeedle Threader Top Feed
Discharge DyeingNegative ShapesTopping
DiskNetsTops: Cotton, Silk, Wool
Dissolvable FilmOilTopstitch Needle
DistortionOpen Darning FootTotally Stable
DistressingOpen Toe Foot Transfer Dyes
DometteOpenworkTransferring Designs
Downloading DesignsOpen ZigzagTransparent Fabrics
DrawingOpus AnglicanumTrapunto Quilting
Drawn Fabric WorkOrgandie/OrganzaTriangles
Drunken WriggleOutlinesTriple Needle
Dual Feed FootOverlockTroubleshooting
DyesOverlock MachinesTwin Needle
ElasticPadded Satin StitchTyvek
Elongating FormsPadding Uncontrolled Spool-Off
EmbroideryPaintUnder-Stitching: As A Decorative Technique
Embroidery FootPainting Stitching Under-Stitching: Computerized machine Embroidery
Embroidery MachinesPaperUpper Tension
Embroidery NeedlePastelsVanishing Fabric
Embroidery PlatePatchVanishing Muslin
Embroidery RingPatchworkVanishing Paper
Encaustic ColouringPatternsVanishing Thread
Encroaching CirclesPearl and Piping FootVariegated Threads
Encroaching Satin StitchPelmet VileneVelvet
Enlarging the DesignPhotocopying and PrintingVermicelli Stitch
Evenweave FabricPicturesVilene
EyeletsPieced WorkWhitework
Fabric ManipulationPintucksWide Satin Stitch
Fabric PaintsPiping CordWire and Wood
FabricsPlastic and PolytheneWireform
Fabric TensionPolyester ThreadsWorker Stitches
FaggotingPolystryene TileWorksheet
Feather StitchPortraitsWrapped Edges
Feed DogPresser FootWrapping Threads and Cords
FeltPresser Foot PressureWriting Freehand
Fibrefilm and FibretexPre-wound BobbinsXpandaprint
FillingsProblemsYoung Embroiderers
FlaggingProgrammingYour Own Thing
Fleece StitchProgramsZigZag
Floss ThreadsPuffingZigZag Fillings
Four-Direction SewingPulled WorkZipper Foot
Framing Up PVA Medium 
FrayingQuilting Foot 
Free EyeletsQuilting Gloves 
Freehand Machine EmbroideryQuilting Guide  


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