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Those who knit, crochet, or embroider have long had sources to which to turn for in-depth instructions on specific stitches and stitch combinations. Now there is such a reference for the sewer--an encyclopedic approach to gathering, shirring, ruffling, tucking, pleating, and quilting and their myriad variations. Filled with hundreds of diagrams and crisp black-and-white photos, this volume explains in detail how to achieve a tremendous range of three-dimensional fabric effects. This is not a book of particular projects; this is a book of instruction and inspiration for anyone who has ever wielded needle and thread. --Amy Handy
its a great book for smocking and manipulation,
good to have for reference, recommend !
Not a beginner book but full of ideas for the more confident and experienced sewer. Some are quicker techniques that can be done by machine and some require more time-intensive... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Allison
I borrowed this book from the library and found that it was so full of interesting ideas and practical tips that I added it to my personal reference library. Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2011 by Loretta D. Puckrin