Do you look at 3D embroidery and find yourself in total awe? (I’m raising my hand over here.) It’s like those who can do it can work some sort of magic—alchemy with thread. But, techniques like this are more accessible than you might think. Embroidery artist
In this expansive and beautiful book, Megan shares the basics with you—from supplies you’ll need to essential stitches—before diving into the book’s projects. She demonstrates exactly what you need to know to complete them. This includes how to transfer an embroidery pattern, understand the nuances of thread painting, and create wings using a wire slip.
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“I honestly love all the projects in the book and had so much fun designing and stitching each one, but I think the Mallard Duckling pattern holds a special place in my heart,” Megan tells me. “A lot of people learned about my work through my duck embroideries (and the bubbles!) and they’ve been my most-requested pattern by far.” She designed and revealed a duck pattern in her book. “The little yellow duckling is adorably bright and cheerful and really sums up how I wanted the book to feel. I want my readers to have fun with these projects, and fall in love with the process.”
In addition to the duckling, there are a variety of projects that will appeal to every kind of embroiderer. Megan’s encouraging writing and expert instruction make what seemed impossible now possible. “The hardest part about stumpwork and thread painting is getting past any self-doubt and just diving into a project, and I think you’ll discover it is easier than it looks” Megan explains. “I am an overthinker and the ‘wow!’ factor of stumpwork and thread painting definitely put me off from even trying it as a beginner embroiderer because I thought it was far outside my skill level.”
Megan wrote the book with her past self in mind. “I wanted these techniques to be approachable and fun for beginners and seasoned embroiderers alike. If you are interested in learning to add dimension and depth to your embroidery or to embroider more realistic subjects, I think you’ll find this book’s step-by-step approach (with lots of photos!) simplifies the process for readers and addresses common questions and concerns with helpful tips and guidance in an easy-to-learn way. I hope these 15 projects help transform my readers’ apprehension to confidence, so that they can comfortably plan and stitch their own 3D designs beyond the book.”