Shadow Work Embroidery: With 108 Iron-On Transfer Patterns

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Courier Dover Publications, 1998 - Crafts & Hobbies - 52 pages
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Shadow work takes its name from the distinctive silhouette effect produced by the close herringbone stitches on the reverse of the embroidered item. Frequently used for decorating curtain panels, table-cloths, towels, and lampshades, shadow work is perfect for adding an heirloom quality to garments by embellishing insets, yokes, collars, pockets, and scarves with ornamental stitching.

This helpful guide features over 100 iron-on transfer patterns of wreaths and bouquets, baskets, angels, birds and butterflies, monograms, and many other charming images. Designs range in size from dainty motifs to full-page illustrations, and include corner motifs, borders, medallions, sprays, and garlands. Easy-to-follow instructions, accompanied by clear diagrams, make this volume ideal for any needle-crafter, beginner or expert, who wishes to learn this elegant technique.

  

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About the author (1998)

J. Marsha Michler is author of eleven books, including "The Magic of Crazy Quilting", "Crazy Quilts by Machine", "Crazy Quilted Heirlooms and Gifts", "Motifs for Crazy Quilting", and "Crazy Quilt Decor" from Krause Publications. She has written many articles and projects for magazines, and has won quilt awards for her crazy quilts. Marsha actively pursues various other needlearts, jewelry making, spinning, knitting, crocheting, pottery, photography, and website design. In her spare time she gardens, builds stone walls, travels, and enjoys sushi with her husband. She resides in the beautiful foothills of southern Maine.

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