Pamela Watts explores all the techniques with infectious enthusiasm, showing how to work the stitches, adjust tension, layer fabrics, develop surfaces, build up texture, create lacy effects with water soluble fabric and more. Step-by-step photographs accompany a series of projects which are designed to improve skills and the book is packed with expert advice on all aspects of machine embroidery. A final section takes you beyond fabrics into using metal, mesh, handmade paper and more. Vibrant and exciting designs can be created easily using these materials. The effect is stunning when they are combined with soft and transparent fabrics, and lustrous threads.
Pam Watts is passionate about machine embroidery. She has studied it extensively and now teaches and lectures all over the UK. She also makes regular trips overseas to teach workshops on various aspects of embroidery. She has written books on machine embroidery, bead embroidery and embroidered flowers as well as magazine articles. She is a City and Guilds tutor at Missenden Abbey in Buckinghamshire. In her spare time, Pam enjoys flying helicopters and gardening.