Embellish your world with beautiful embroidery! Inside Love Embroidery you'll find expert tips for both hand embroidery and freehand machine embroidery techniques, along with 56 simple but stylish projects for customizing your wardrobe, revamping your home, and making fabulous gifts. Inspirational ideas from leading designers are provided for every skill level. Start with easy projects and move into more complex designs once you've mastered the basics. Includes useful step-by-step stitch guides, advice on fabric, threads and finishing, and tips on creating original designs. Love Embroidery offers expert guidance and 56 simple but stylish projects for embellishing both wardrobe and home with gorgeous embroidery. It provides an abundance of inspirational ideas for every skill level, from beginners to the more accomplished. Stunning projects are included from leading designers like Alicia Paulson, Susie Johns, Nicki Trench, Poppy Treffry, ChloÃ« Owens, Fiona Goble, Lesley Teare, and more. This book guides the reader through hand embroidery, a traditional craft that's gained fresh appeal, and introduces the technique of freehand machine embroidery, a creative craft with a very modern style. Each section includes easy projects as well as more complex designs to enjoy once you've mastered the basics. The authors include useful step-by-step stitch guides, advice on fabric, threads and finishing, and tips on creating original designs.