Discover how to bring your embroideries to life with Pat Trott's original and vibrant guide, which shows how to create many different raised stitches. Illustrated throughout with diagrams and step-by-step photography, this book combines techniques with inspiration. French knots, tufting, stem stitch, whipped spider's web, woven picot and more are included and combined with painted backgrounds, couching, padded work and twisted threads to create a sequence of easy-to-follow projects. Pat Trott guides the embroiderer through each stage, showing how to build up scenes and pictures. Using nature as her source of design, she demonstrates the techniques involved in creating flowers, plants, woodlands and seashores.
Pat Trott has always loved embroidery. Her mother taught her Armenian needlelace when she was a child and she has gone on to learn many different techniques. She is a life member of the Embroiderers' Guild and she teaches regularly, in Guild workshops, day schools, summer schools and colleges. Some of her embroidery and bead patterns have been featured in Needlework magazines and she is currently Treasurer of the Beadworkers' Guild.