Thread your needle and master the art of embroidery in this guide to the most popular stitches and techniques. 225 embroidery stitches and techniques, plus 17 projects to practise what you have learned. This comprehensive guide includes Freestyle embroidery techniques, Hardanger embroidery stitches both in traditional white and contemporary colours, Blackwork stitches based on geometric designs, Crewelwork tapestry techniques,Goldwork, Pulled Thread embroidery, Canvaswork and Drawn Thread techniques. Inspirational photography of the projects you can make with these stitches. Step-by-step illustration for all 225 stitches and all the templates and charts needed to complete the projects. Comprehensive information on the materials and equipment you need. Advice on the basic techniques such as how to transfer a design onto fabric, how to use an embroidery frame, how to read an embroidery chart and how to lace and frame your embroidery.