This is a complete resource for sewers of all abilities, offering invaluable advice and help with all kids of sewing projects, from simple repairs and alterations to making soft furnishings, fashion garments, and couture tailored designs.
Beginners will find easy-to-follow instructions in basic skills, guided by clear photographs and diagrams, while advanced sewers can use the book to find information on stitches, techniques, and fabrics they have e not thought of using before
A comprehensive Stitch Directory features both functional and decorative stitches created by hand, conventional sewing machine, and serger (overlocker). These are cross-referred to the relevant techniques and applications in the book.
A Textile Directory provides information on working with more than seventy fabrics, from delicate chiffon and lace to heavy-duty corduroy and denim, with advice on the properties and handling qualities of each, and tips on suitable stitches and applications.
Lorna Knight specialized in textiles at Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh. After working as a designer's assistant, she spent ten years teaching Design and Technology in middle schools in the UK before setting up a business designing and making lingerie and running workshops teaching a wide range of sewing skills. She continues to run workshops which involve passing on hints and tips from both the couture and high street fashion worlds, enabling her students to create their own garments and projects. Lorna also writes regularly for Sewing World magazines and has contributed to many sewing books and other fashion sewing publications.
Introduction How to Use this Book Tools and Equipment Stitch Directory Techniques and Applications Textile Directory Glossary of Terms Index