The latest and hottest technique in embroidery today is the use of the soldering iron to burn, bond and etch fabric and stitch to expand the reach of textile art. Margaret Beal is the forerunner of the technique and for the first time brings her expertise into book form. Fully illustrated with photographs of finished pieces, diagrams, drawings and instructive text, the book covers everything you need to know, from choosing and cutting fabrics through mark marking and using three-dimensional material. All techniques are covered, included applique, reverse applique, shadow work, piecing, weaving and bead making.
Margaret Beal is a teacher of embroidery and teaches her specialist techniques for burning and bonding around the UK, where her course is always sold out. She studied under the renowned and highly-respected embroiderer Gwen Hedley, author of the bestselling Surfaces for Stitch (0713489073), who is passionate about Margaret's work.