This is the complete visual guide to hand embroidery and embellishing. This richly illustrated reference guide from embroidery expert Christen Brown covers everything you need to make beautiful magic with needle and thread. You can learn to sew traditional and silk embroidery, make raised stitches, and embellish with beads, charms, buttons, and mirrors. Christen shows you how to combine and place stitches to enhance a finished piece and how to work with embroidery threads, ribbons, fabrics, laces, beads, buttons, and other embellishments. Also included are 9 complete embroidery projects to stitch and embellish, and step-by-step instructions that show exactly how to sew 85 different stitches.