How to Embroider by Susie Johns

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If you’ve always fancied taking up embroidery but didn’t know where to start, this guide for the absolute beginner is for you.

How To Embroider is the perfect guide for beginners.

If you've always fancied taking up embroidery but didn't know where to start, this guide for the absolute beginner is for you. This simple-to-follow project-based book takes you through the basic techniques of this fun and creative craft. Each technique is clearly explained and accompanied by a stylish project to make, so that you can put your newly acquired knowledge into practice. You'll learn everything you need to get started, and each project is explained with the help of illustrations that will guide you every step of the way. The straightforward explanations combined with desirable projects means that no matter how little embroidery experience you have to start with, you'll soon be impressing friends and family with your new-found practical skills.

Projects include:

  • Wall hangings
  • Blanket stitch
  • Tea cosy
  • Napkins
  • Apron with pockets
Contributor Bio(s)

Susie Johns is an artist and designer. She has written dozens of instructional books on a range of different topics. She studied Fine Art at Ravensbourne College, went on complete an MA at the prestigious Slade School in London, and later gained a post-graduate teaching qualification (PGCE) at the University of Greenwich.

As well as teaching drawing and painting at a local community college, Susie has years of experience running life-drawing classes and leading workshops focussing on pen and ink, mixed media, artists' sketchbooks, drawing for health and wellbeing, and family art. She also teaches classes online on various platforms including YouTube.


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